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Pics from a hike halfway up Blackcomb Mountain this week (near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada). Our 13 year old son was not pleased. But it was beautiful!

#FollowFriday

It's not easy to find and follow people who write about things I'm interested in Mastodon. I would be very grateful If you can get me some recommendations who to follow 🙏

I like posts about:

®️ #IntellectualProperty: #copyright, #copyleft, #trademarks, #patent law, etc.

🎨 #ArtHistory

🎸 #PunkRock, #Grunge, any good #music

⚖️ #Constitucional law, #HumanRights

👥 #Sociology

and any other things you guess I would be interested :)

(Boosts are appreciated 🍀)

New video by folks at , "Beyond the Binary at UBC": an educational resource to learn about gender diversity & inclusive practices. Includes info on gender identity, expression, pronouns, and much more. equity.ubc.ca/news-and-stories

Vacation day 2 decision: do I work on the puzzle some more or do I go and read emails I didn’t read/reply to before I left so the people who sent them didn’t get my out of office auto reply and just think I’m really slow? 🤔

Here’s a thing I am very sad about re: having been absent here for so long. Apparently I missed a cool scholar.social . Darn!

I was up at stupid o’clock to write this, and then forgot to tweet it.

“What’s New in WCAG 2.2”
adrianroselli.com/2020/08/what

This looks only at the draft release that was posted this morning.

too much work 

But now I have a bit of vacation so maybe I’ll be back for awhile. I hope so. I do have a tendency to crawl into my shell when stressed though.

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too much work 

I’m trying to figure out what it is but when I’m beyond super busy I just shit down from social media and curl up in a ball and head down do my stuff. So that’s why I’ve been quiet here. Much head down curling in a ball.

Feminist journal Hypatia has released two collections, free of charge, with previously published work by Black feminist scholars: cambridge.org/core/journals/hy

"How do we support Black philosophers in our field?" by Johnathan Flowers: philosopherscocoon.typepad.com

"For all the efforts for expanding the canon, and even with the APA’s listing of syllabi resources for diversity ..., the organization of our introduction courses, of our field, is still firmly aligned with the view that Philosophy as practiced in the west is the center, and all other ways of engaging with philosophy are to be treated as marginal."

I'm looking for to support the need for . Can anyone recommend me good introductory references? Ideally, it should explain what it is (I assume there's no single way to do it), and/or why is it needed. Thanks!

I’ve been in Canada for 16 years and finally had first beaver sighting in the “wild” (okay, in a Vancouver park but still). Photo kinda grainy.

publishers sue the Internet Archive 

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

As a scientist and teacher, I will not write or peer-review for any journal from these publishers, nor will I use their books in my classroom, because their emotionally immature stunt risks the collective memory of the Internet.

Whether or not the "National Emergency Library" is ultimately a reasonable idea, there are good ways and bad ways to approach the issue, and Hachette, HarperCollins, Wiley and Penguin Random House have chosen a bad one. For two decades, scholars have been asking, "What value do publishers actually add?" Answers vary, but a bitter "not bloody much" is prominent among them. Undermining our social and technical infrastructure in a time of global crisis only gives that view more weight.

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