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Just a random comment: keep in mind when reading explainers about the history of Ukraine if you're reading from the Ukrainian point of view, the Russian point of view, or the Ukrainian-American/Ukrainian-Canadian point of view. They are very different. Most from the Russian point of view omit how there came to be so many Russian speakers in the Eastern portion whereas this is a key part of the story in the Ukrainian-American version.

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for one thing. note how they spell Kyiv.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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Is Kyiv the Ukranian spelling while Kiev is the Russian?

 ‎· Kirsten 3
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@gohomekiki: ^ that is correct.

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this was harder than it should have been Wordle 220 5/6 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟨🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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It really was - I had to step away from it for a hot minute.

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Cat working from home is snoring.

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#CatsWorkingFromHome he woke up, hassled me for a bit, and is now back in this position

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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School in person tomorrow. 2 people in the school tested positive Friday (or at least a letter went home). We performed and reported their first at-home tests this afternoon (negative). I don't know that parents all over the county will be able to successfully both administer the test and report results. This version of the test required squeezing solution into a small vial, capping the vial, swabbing the nostrils, swirling the swab in the vial, squeezing the vial to wring out ("express") the liquid, re-capping, taking a smaller cap off, adding three drops to a small spot on the test piece, and reading 15-30 min later.... then I had to log in to each of the children's g=mail, fill out a google survey, and upload a picture of the test. We'll have to do this each of the next 4 weeks.

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What you just described seems like a lot of steps.

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I heard Kara Swisher talk about this today. She mentioned the challenges of doing all this. And Dr. Ashish Jha talked about the challenges of reporting that home-testing data. See: America’s Covid Response - Sway. (Highly recommend this episode) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-emily-oster-ashish-jha.html

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 2
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My larger institution just let us know that the other schol comm person (who sits at the medical institutions) has given notice. I guess there won't be any overlap with who gets hired for the first opening ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Wordle 218 4/6 🟨⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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What stock images can be used for a listing of research papers that don't have a print metaphor? Like no books on a desk or shelf of bound volumes?

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That's a good question that I've pondered and given up on (too easily probably). I'm eager to see what suggestions you get here.

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Stack of papers: https://pixabay.com/photos/papers-projects-documents-3819540/

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask
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House guest has the right idea

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Cuddly snooze

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it's also that people who don't like cats don't look at them in the eye. Cats consider direct eye contact threatening, so if you don't look them in the eye, they will be attracted to you.

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 2
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candidate presentation for schol com for my larger institution - started with a quote from skitch C r o t t y ... sigh.

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*eye roll*

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That's an excellent question. Certainly if they are reading the Kitchen every day they are reading analysis about the real limitations of scholarly communication during the pandemic. https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2021/11/01/is-scientific-communication-fit-for-purpose/ https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2020/10/19/are-publishers-learning/

 ‎· Roger
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furry house guest is allowing me a cat petting break from work.

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Rusty is being super social today. He joined 2 meetings and is now wondering what I'm doing with my hands that they're not petting him.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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So USPS officially announced the site was open: https://twitter.com/USPS/status/1483286737568813060 and then deleted the tweet. So wondering if it's not supposed to be open? I did get a confirmation

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I also got a confirmation and see that our local news is sharing it as well: https://twitter.com/wzzm13/status/1483501073058906120

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Ahhhhhhh metadata quality. yes. what a mess

 ‎· Christina Pikas 3
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Rare snuggle with my house guest. He's purring.

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Whoa - UNC is sharing that the libraries are taking a $2M hit this year and another $3M hit in 22-23. Poor @cogscilibrarian

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Oh damn.

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Looks like the agitation from faculty helped. https://library.unc.edu/2022/01/collections-update/

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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lolol https://twitter.com/GustavNilsonne/status/1481644933870067729 "Normally I would try to address the substantive arguments, but in this case I am unable to identify what they are. So for now I will simply thank @kanderson for a highly entertaining and invigorating text, and wish him an excellent day" (a Bjorn B co-author responding to KA's substack apparently comparing them to Jan 6 insurrectionists - have not clicked through to read for myself)

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And now *I* have coffee up my nose.

 ‎· hedgielib 4
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I didn't get far enough before bailing..........

 ‎· John Dupuis
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UGH. someone for whom I've located information (not even worked with on a project but exchanged e-mails with) just sent an incorrect and awful e-mail to me about vaccine mandates and why they're leaving MPOW. They started out with saying they have an MS in EE ... like an MS in EE gives you the info you need to evaluate masks or vaccines? Now i'm all out of sorts. I guess there's no need to report them if they are already leaving but argh.

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Are you supposed to report people sending out misinformation or more an HR thing?

 ‎· hedgielib
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so that was a mass email about vaccine mandates? So glad IT & the CIO are on it, but I agree, HR should know as well.

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask
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Joy. checked neighboring county's holdings for a book of knitting patterns - they always have a bunch more than my county does. ... first thing I find in ebooks in Hoopla is a conspiracy theory book by K e n n e d y. I think my county banned hoopla ebooks because there were questionable titles there. SIGH.

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Oof.

 ‎· Galadriel
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Conspiracy books about knitting == uh-oh.

 ‎· Micah
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@micah: it’s about seeing patterns

 ‎· bentley 3
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WHO is Janice Pilch and HOW could she have an illinois .edu address and be so completely wrong about the Maryland ebook law that she is MORE conservative than AAP? What the what?

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she is just ... amazing "The Maryland law was designed to criminalize people who create and sell ebooks for a price they believe reflects market value" WTF.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Pampushkyy Season!

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This means we successfully made it through another holiday season, right?

 ‎· Julian 2
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Wow! Everything looks beautiful and delicious!

 ‎· Galadriel 1
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If anyone is curious to drop in on my church's Christmas liturgy going on right now:https://youtu.be/KzKRuW_kD3k (some bandwidth issues and also low choir turn out but nice view of the church.

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what a beautiful church!

 ‎· Courtney F 2
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It's pretty neat - it's traditional Hutsul style. Sorta log cabin built by craftsmen brought from Ukraine for the purpose. I don't know about a durable link but you can see the outside searching Holy Trinity PUCC Silver Spring

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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lol. families showed up on Ukrainian time. little kid now sneaking behind the priest ..oops he's been captured

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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My official portrait was posted. I regret not being able to find a jacket that fits for it (I only looked in my closet) but otherwise pleased.

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What a lovely photo!

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Awesome!

 ‎· lris 1
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Snomicron has the streets iced over completely here. Kids off school again despite the fact they were supposed to be remote. And yet I work.

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Snow staying put

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^ that looks like the level we had last week. Enough to be notable and also make the roads an ice slick until yesterday :/

 ‎· Jennifer D. 1
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LOLOL old dude mad larger institution (with tens of thousands of users) didn't take him into account (no smart phone, MPOW so they can't remote into our computers) in their authentication set up.

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How does he navigate 2FA?

 ‎· hedgielib 2
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well MPOW has a physical token for now. and i guess he doesn't? There's a browser one he can use so I'm suggesting that.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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MPOW has set up 2FA with landlines. It's kind of clunky to set up, but it works.

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 1
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I had not been paying attention to the weather forecast but apparently a few different models have us getting 12-14" tomorrow (some early on melting)... so that's exciting. (reminder: i'm in between DC and Balto and people don't know how to do snow around here)

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I would have thought that 2010 taught everyone how to handle snow.

 ‎· Julian 3
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^they forget really quickly

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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what's the new forecast for you?

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask
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forecast is now 4-8 with boom forecast up to 12" I think we have about 5 now

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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In Die Hard 2 the bad guys used some usual transport in DC area: snowmobiles! (Where they filmed that, I wonder) (Alpena, Michigan)

 ‎· Список застрявших предметов 1
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Fuzzy houseguest is here for January. He's pretty smart- no Jorts

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presumably there will be no need for buttering

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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There will be no buttering.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 5
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I can't believe all this was this year. What a strange one it has been. edit - missing link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/12/26/dave-barrys-year-review-2021/?itid=mr_1

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/12/26/dave-barrys-year-review-2021/?itid=mr_1

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Yeah.

 ‎· ellbeecee
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I'm thinking back to the end of 2019 like it was the years ago.

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