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Today seems like a good day for our septic pump to stop working.

Get yourself a partner who looks at you the way this lamb looks at my son.

It's the first Monday of June! That means I'm getting emails from all of the people asking me to do all of the things.

That thing when you have a great idea for a web domain, but you probably don't need another website/blog to maintain.

COVID, university planning 

My campus is taking about having faculty wear face shields and full PPE while in the classroom in the Fall. I personally am looking forward to lecturing to a fogged up face shield.

I have to prepare a voice-over Powerpoint for a virtual conference. Anybody know how to do one with two people remotely located both providing voice-over?

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted


Team #IASGE would *love* to hear about how you use version control & code hosting platforms, no matter your level of use or confidence in your skills :heart_cybre:

More info about the research:

Direct link to the survey:

please :boost_ok:

I think this might be the first Wikipedia article that I've contributed from scratch. Written about someone I found in my family history. Something like 11 generations back.

Remote Work, group calls 

Current status: On an MS Teams call with 90+ faculty and admin. So many unmuted mics and unnecessary video streams.

#COVID19, internships, student impacts 

I manage the internship program for my students and we've now started seeing the COVID19 related cancellations of internship offers. This is going to be difficult to cope with for students trying to progress in their careers.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

COVID-19, travel woes, progress 

Made it back to the US after a long day of travel from London, through JFK, and on to Minneapolis. The extra screening at JFK was very minimal and quite quick. Now we isolate for a couple of weeks in an AirBnB. The kids might lose it being so close but not being able to see the grandparents.

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COVID-19, travel woes, progress 

We are slightly closer to getting home. My flight has now been changed twice due to cancellations. If the latest one holds, we should finally get to fly home on Wednesday. We'll be leaving out of London rather than Paris and now have a stop on the East Coast rather than direct.

There is probably a twist or two yet to come, but hopefully we are close. Of course, when we get "home" we won't actually be home. Instead we will self-isolate in an AirBnB for two weeks.

US stock market, USpol 

The market almost immediately triggered the 7% circuit breaker after opening. Seems like the president's speech is being quite well received.

COVID-19, travel, university 

I think I just have one remaining conference that is still up in the air. I'm rather hoping that they offer a remote participation option or, even better, go full virtual. However, I'm guessing that is unlikely.

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COVID-19, travel, university 

Then, within 15 minutes of each other, I get emails from our chancellor and Engineers Without Borders USA discontinuing travel. So that will clear the schedules of my students as well.

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COVID-19, travel, university 

Today we decided to cut our trip short and head home next week rather than continue on to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and back to Paris as originally planned.


Watching how the US is handling the Coronavirus, I'm thinking my family might be safer if we just stayed in Europe/Scandinavia.

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