A number of younger academic philosophers in North America employ some weird convention regarding quotation marks I don't understand: single for mentioning expressions, double for "everything else", including direct quotation. I don't follow. Direct quotation *is* a form of mentioning, isn't it? Also, I cannot find any documentation for this convention anywhere. Anyone know about this?
I get that students might be tempted to enroll in a course even if they can't or don't want to attend its lectures regularly if they think they can self-learn, but what kind of madness would prompt them to email the professor directly and ask them if they think attending their lectures is "really necessary"?
I made this last night and thought it was really funny at the time. This morning I realize it's why 40-somethings shouldn't try to create memes. I blame .@SirCmpwn
@mprv The imap server is an ancient and almost completely neglected one at my university, and I don't have control over it. They moved all the new students over to gmail. The imap protocol doesn't support labels or tags -- it's a much older protocol -- but Thunderbird tries to proxy them with keywords. I don't think Geary does, or at least not in a compatible way.
Academics tend to share their work in either pdf or docx formats. Neither is remotely suitable in 2019. Pandoc's markdown, or maybe epub would be closer, but probably not right either. We need something platform/software/citation style independent, easily anonymizable, that supports comments. Does anyone use or know anything about TEI? I never hear it mentioned.
A graphical pdf viewer that runs inside a terminal?? (Yes you read that right.) Fun. https://github.com/dsanson/termpdf (I went ahead and made an AUR package for it...)
I recently open-sourced the academic journal typesetting framework we use for JHAP: https://bitbucket.org/frabjous/journal-tools/ Not sure if anyone else will find it useful, but maybe someone could use the (potentially standalone) web-based live-updating LaTeX editor?
cool wayfire demos (another wlroots-based Wayland compositor)
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