cowboys Show more
Apparently, Martin Luther King, Jr, was a "cowboy." https://www.chronicle.com/article/Bucking-Critics-U-of-Wyoming/243929
I have recently learned about Scholarly Hub, a membership-driven hub for sharing research and teaching, connecting with others, housing pre-prints, and more. Seems like something like Academia.edu but not for profit and that doesn't sell your data. Check it out: https://www.scholarlyhub.org/
Maybe kind of like a co-op for scholars?
dammit, don't correct me, Mastodon, that was @ robertwgehl @ scholar.social with no spaces! 😀
One professor's solution to academic overproduction: stop writing
opiods Show more
Is this a story of recovery from addiction, or an ad for an opiod-blocker? The picture and the story make it read like it was paid for by whomever makes the drug. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/06/19/this-university-of-utah-athlete-once-spent-more-than-200-a-day-for-drugs-like-heroin-now-he-hopes-his-story-will-prevent-youths-from-addiction/
Fox: "Let's switch from the World Cup to... golf." Telemundo: "¡Más fútbol para ti! ¡Futbol todo el día!" Gracias, Telemundo!
self promotion, gratitude Show more
I am so grateful and flattered that Whitney Phillips, Nik John and Alexia Maddox wrote endorsements for my book, Weaving the Dark Web. I've admired their work for years now. It's funny how isolating writing a book can be, and how putting it out there can be terrifying... to get short, positive blurbs from people you admire means a great deal.
Experiment/art project: use Noscript but block everything *except* ad networks and trackers and see how the Web looks
Any members of the Society for People Interested in Boring Things here on scholar.social?
Thinking of starting a predatory pay-to-publish journal called Publish or Perish. Anyone interested in being on the editorial board?
Probably a longshot: does anyone out there know a place to find BBS archives, specifically between 1980 and 1984? I've scoured textfiles.com, and it's good, but perhaps there's more?
GDPR emails Show more
The frequency of GDPR-related notices I’ve been receiving has approximated term paper submission distributions:
The proactive early birds turn in assignments weeks ahead of the deadline
The diligent students‘ submissions trickle in later, with submission frequency increasing as the deadline nears
The majority of the class, having procrastinated until now, start spamming their mostly half-baked submissions the night of the deadline
Congrats to my partner, who I may now refer to as Doctor! She defended her PhD dissertation today!
This GDPR thing is awesome... all the spammers are emailing begging me to opt into being spammed... lovely