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campus COVID policies 

My campus finally announced our COVID policies for the Fall.

Masks required 😁
Vaccination "encouraged" 🥺

FB screenshot, local student oddities 

A student who walks around campus wearing a home made knight outfit is donating his prototype gloves to the county's history museum. They appear to be gardening gloves with some tap lights glued to them.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

Why is my daughter crying tonight?

Because the mammoths are extinct and she didn't get to meet them.

COVID, small/local politics 

I made the mistake of watching some of the local school board meeting where they are planning to vote on a mask mandate. Now I need the hot needles.

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

We are so excited to have TU Delft OPEN join the Engineering Archive Membership Circle, lending their support to open scholarship in #engineering!

#OpenEngineering #openscience

blog.engrxiv.org/membership-ci

COVID 

Our local school district sent a survey to students, staff, and parents asking for input on a district wide mask requirement. 70% chose optional masking! We are so screwed.

My process for selecting a journal for a paper these days centers primarily around which one will require jumping through the fewest formatting hoops.

politics, COVID, newspaper link 

The WI legislature is making moves to prevent all University of Wisconsin campuses from requiring vaccines, COVID testing, or masks. This state really sucks.

madison.com/wsj/news/local/edu

For anyone in the Minnesota or Western Wisconsin area, the National Weather Service-Twin Cities updates are cross-posted to @nwstwincities via .

@pasture@pl.gamers.exposed @graf@poa.st request to whitelist @nwstwincities Thanks!

A figure number limit in a journal is stupid.

So disappointed that my county's vaccination rate is still only 38%.

Ugh, my university just told us that they are removing our administrator access to our work computers. This is going to make everything more tedious.

Looking for Amazon alternative 

I have some random dollar value gift cards I need to get rid of. The easiest way to do that is usually to buy their value in Amazon gift cards. Are there any non-Amazon retailers that make that possible?

Devin Berg :OpenEngineering: boosted

**The prospects of a post-democratic world**

"The systemic collapse of American democracy posits the prospects of a post-democratic world."

aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/

#news #bot

How do folks feel about Zoho as an email alternative to Google/Microsoft?

complaining about Mastodon 

One of my big frustrations with Mastodon is the inability to post to a hashtag without the post displaying on the local timeline. So being on an instance that has a local "theme" such as this one, it isn't possible to participate in off-topic hashtags.

Seems like a missing permission level or something.

Thought maybe I should get back into my RSS reading habit. Went to check on my old feeds and almost all of them are dead. 🙁

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