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So it turns out that one of my relatives, Nathaniel Felton, signed a letter disavowing the witch trial of a woman named Rebecca Nurse.

historyofmassachusetts.org/the

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So if I discovered that one of my distant ancestors was a 40 year old constable in Salem, MA during the time of the witch trials, how questionable would that be?

I don't seem to understand web caching. An update to my site isn't reflected in Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. Yet it is in Lynx. I've cleared both browser caches and Cloudflare cache.

I like how NSF emailed my provost about my grant's final report being due. As if he's going to write the thing.

Driving in the UK 

They put the steering wheel on the wrong damn side of my rental car.

Started reading a book tonight and got three chapters in. Went on Goodreads to add it to my shelf, turns out I already read it three years ago... oops!

I love the idea of eduroam, but I am almost never able to actually connect to it.

Experimenting with making a list of my writing with just dates, titles, and links. Regardless of source or status. So far have the academic stuff listed. Adding in the blog posts next.

berg.freeshell.org/

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The financial sustainability of preprint servers has been getting some attention lately. Our thoughts from the perspective of Engineering Archive.

blog.engrxiv.org/2020/02/futur

#engineering #sustainability #openaccess

When the department chair has to send an email to the entire department to ask the faculty to "please behave like professionals" during department meetings... 🤨

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"Selecting Appropriate 3D Scanning Technologies for Prosthetic Socket Design and Transtibial Residual Limb Shape Characterisation" - :oeng: osf.io/s4kbn/ #engineering #openengr

Lately we've been mixing our French wine with Orangina. If this isn't already a thing, it should be.

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Are there and/or advocates in these parts? I'm new to Mastodon and would love to connect.

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And here's an awe-inspiring blog post I saw recently about how one student takes notes in math class in real time with and

castel.dev/post/lecture-notes-

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In general I don't really like the whole "gamification" movement, but I'll be damned if Duolingo hasn't manipulated me into practicing more and more every week.

alcohol mention 

I assume that even the boxed wine in France is better than the stuff we get in the US.

complaining about French 

Numbers in French are so odd!

Eighty = Quatre-vingts = four twenties...

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Cuba's El Paquete, its USB-driven offline internet 

A great article on Cuba's El Paquete, its formally illegal network of internet data distributed through USB drives. It's a ingenious workaround & I wonder about its applicability in other scenarios: <interactions.acm.org/archive/v> Thanks to @gcupc for hipping to El Paquete's existence!

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