Orientation for new job today. Presentation from the chair of the university (my translation): "We want our internet lessons to be revolutionary." (Oh please!) "Not just paperless." (Hmm.) "And we have support staff actively researching ways of innovating and supporting online teaching. Please feel free to consult them." (Actually astounded!)
What's the plan for this #GLAMDataSci thing, anyway? Glad you asked! Here's a roadmap for how it should shape up for the rest of 2021:
Los Angeles 1871 lynching, sinophobia. 1.
I was completely unaware until Just now when a friend was talking about a book on the history of violence against Chinese people in America that Los Angeles had a mass lynching of Chinese people in 1871.
17 people were hung and 2 were stabbed to death.
Jean Pfaelzer, in her 2007 book "Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans:"
"The Los Angelese massacre was probably the largest single mass lynching in California,
Honestly I'm pretty certain the publishing industry is a bigger threat to universities than Sci-Hub
Zotero is going to introduce new features -- like TABS! and a BUILT-IN PDF READER!
I wrote a post about how to install Zotero's beta and get these new things:
For anyone not willing to run their beta, don't worry -- the new features will be out in Zotero 6.
The new University of California transformative agreement with Elsevier has some interesting details. It certainly seems like a big change to increase #openaccess https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/uc-publisher-relationships/elsevier-oa-agreement/
Linux, windows, geeky stuff
I've been a long time Linux user. I have to use windows to set the internal routing on my Focusrite Scarlett audio interface. So, what I end up doing is using a virtual machine inside Linux using Virtual box. That way I don't have to be a filthy dual booter sand I can still change the settings on my interface.
All that being said, as a Linux user, nothing scares me more than windows saying "leave everything to us." 😳 Frankly, I don't want to leave ANYTHING to you.
I am Rankie(she/they),a PhD student majoring psychology, still in the way figuring out my “ultimate” interest yet. My current interest is eye movement during reading.
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