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Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.

Snark 

Ah yes, I would also like to uncritically repeat online moral panics and receive publications from large publishers in return.

link.springer.com/article/10.1

GPDR lists "philosophical beliefs" among protected categories of data so this toot should be protected 

I'm a moral realist.

"What's a good way to share information online? I know, a 100 mb powerpoint presentation!"

-- someone running this workshop

There's also nice off hand comments like

"When being consulted university lawyers suggest that Mary do X, but instead Mary does Y."

I didn't know we could do that!

Of course, there's no further information on when and why you can just ignore the lawyers.

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Training, complaining 

I'm trying to complete a job training on handling personal data and the course writing is positively Kafkaesque.

"Mary knows that the university has published guidelines for this specific thing in the web address university.lol/efalkjefawe/lon."

Yeah, I'm sure I'll remember that address after finishing this training.

Just received an advice email from our university's financial services and it was written in comic sans.

Shout out to jekyll-scholar, which automatically creates my list of publications and links the papers to the PDF files.

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Website update 

I updated my website and you should now be able to download all my published texts directly. No need to hunt through different repositories anymore.

jonne.arjoranta.fi/publication

Presentation on play, video 

Here's a video from the Over Realism conference yesterday. If you want to see my talk about play and change, you can jump to 1:12:47.

facebook.com/amoskonst/videos/

Do I need to use this microphone? 

Yes. Use it. The answer is always yes. Everyone does not have a perfect hearing. We have microphones for a reason.

For #OAWeek, we dive into the fight between academic publisher, Elsevier, and the researchers who are calling foul over their resistance to open access. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/dont

Presentation in Helsinki about play 

Next Monday, I will be presenting as part of the Schoooooool With Many Holes in the Over Realism Conference about the transformative potential of play. It's free, if you happen to be in Helsinki.

amosrex.fi/en/events/schoooooo

amosrex.fi/en/events/performat

game studies presentation 

We're having our project's seminar today and this means starting the day with sandwiches while listening to a keynote about food in Dwarf Fortress.

software gripe 

I hate Adobe Digital Editions with a passion. The only way to read digital books from the university is to use ADE, but it simply doesn't work even in the best of circumstances. I wonder what the IT support would think if I asked for software to rip DRM off books?

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