Invited to a wedding on a beach in Thailand the first weekend in December. Contemplating if I can cancel my classes for a while during the last few weeks of the semester. :BlobCatGoogly:

Attended my first in-person conference in 3 years. Got COVID.

I've somehow managed to end my first 10 years as a professor with my best students evals to date. :toot:

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted
Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Anybody know of a way to use an OAI-PMH feed as a trigger for IFTTT or Zapier?

Anybody know of a way to use an OAI-PMH feed as a trigger for IFTTT or Zapier?

internet slang, I think 

I was called a "based Chad" in a student eval. Is this good, bad, or cringe?

So my institution changed us from monthly to biweekly pay checks this year. Sounds great, right? Apparently this also changed the calculation for our Summer salary day rate from base/180 to base/195.

So our day rate is lower but we can now be paid for 45 Summer days instead of 40. Effectively, I'd have to work an extra week to earn the same Summer pay. Gee, thanks.

Attending a 1 hr and 15 min meeting that has an agenda optimistically broken down into 30 sec increments.

Last class period done on the last day of classes for the semester!

Now just on to final project presentations.

Microsoft complaining, students and technology 

My students really struggle to understand files and directory structures, but wow does Microsoft not help. They can open the same files in Teams, Office in the browser, or one of the Office apps and they all provide different editing capabilities and different limitations.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted
Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Mastodon/fedi server recs (because :birdsite: literally blocked me from posting it lol)


Lefty/social justice-oriented:,,,





Geographical: (NZ), (Twin Cities, MN), (Montréal, Punklandia)

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PLEASE SHARE! I am soliciting stories about working in #HigherEd under austerity. Read more and contribute:

I've found myself on one of the more challenging committees I've ever been on. We're tasked with redefining the "instructional workload" policy for all of campus.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted
Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Has anybody used for submitting or reviewing conference proceedings before? Not sure if it is new, but I’m using it for the first time and in a space that is full of terrible software, it is somehow the worst.

corrupted jpeg help request 

Suppose I have a bunch of jpegs on a flash drive that are looking like this. Is it possible to uncorrupt them somehow?

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