cat Show more
This cat is much quieter than the last one that I lived with.
I'm trying to take more control of my data (i.e. stop using Google for everything), so I'm trying to figure out what to do.
Does anyone know of a checklist or an extensive guide to self-hosting and related things?
I've looked into a few services but it's confusing, there are so many things out there. Does anyone use NextCloud?
The University and College Union is running a survey on casualisation in UK academia:
Conference abstracts Show more
I wish that everybody would agree, at least in my field, that a conference abstract is some particular number of words. I've just seem something nice to apply to. They want 750 words. I already have 500, 1500, and 2000 word versions.
Lesson Planning, First Class of the Semester Show more
In the past, my first class of the semester has pretty much been a perusal of the syllabus. Inspired by this article, I'm trying to make better use of the opening session: https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-firstday?
Nothing too intensive, but I'm hoping to make it more likely that students feel curious (and maybe even a bit excited :) ) when leaving that first class.
soliciting book recommendations Show more
My brief stint at this here university is coming to an end, and as a parting gesture I want to add a few books to the shelves of the university library through the magic of student requests. I already have a lineup in mind, but I reckon I might as well go for broke
Thus: what are some counterintuitive, non-obvious books you have read during your academic years, that you wish younger students would stumble across during their formative years?
Request for help Show more
Looking for biologists!
I am not the first to want this: https://github.com/mathjax/MathJax/issues/1143
This is the most amazing thing I've seen in a bit:
This essay got me really interested in David Hume: https://aeon.co/essays/hume-is-the-amiable-modest-generous-philosopher-we-need-today
How should I explore his philosophy further, especially his moral philosophy? Should I read the man himself or secondary sources? I guess Stanford Encyclopedia is one obvious first source. I have some background in philosophy of science but haven't formally studied philosophy.
so 2 days left before my short session class begins and I wanted to ask a question: if you use a laptop/mac or a tablet/ipad, what are your favorite note-taking apps? I've been using OneNote and while I love it for the organization, exporting it is a MESS sometimes. hell, even printing notes can be a hassle sometimes.
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