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.
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.
Micro-blogging for scientists without nasties and surveillance
Mastodon/fedi server recs (because literally blocked me from posting it lol)
General-purpose: octodon.social, mas.to, weirder.earth
Lefty/social justice-oriented: rage.love, kolektiva.social, social.wxcafe.net, eldritch.cafe
Scientists/academics: fediscience.org, scicomm.xyz, scholar.social
Creatives: wandering.shop, photog.social, mastodon.art, pixelfed.social
Geographical: cloudisland.nz (NZ), mspsocial.net (Twin Cities, MN), 438punk.house (Montréal, Punklandia)
Zach Weinersmith is trying to kill me with something I already know.
Universities after Neoliberalism: How to Build a Democratic Civic University
"The Culture of Engineering Overlooks the People It’s Supposed to Serve" - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-culture-of-engineering-overlooks-the-people-its-supposed-to-serve/
Web archive link, research
Hey cool, my recent journal paper is being featured on the front page of the journal.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Working to make engineering knowledge and education more accessible. He/him
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