big birb outside my back door - much bigger than a hawk, like owl sized but pointier than an owl. Maybe it's a juvenile eagle? it flew when I moved to take a better picture:
I have something hard to do, that's out of my expertise, but I can do something for... but it's so hard to get started :(
Sympathies. I've been feeling this in some many ways this year.· Galen Charlton 1
Sending you strength and goodness! How can we help?· Galadriel
this is the question I"m to write a section on by tomorrow afternoon: 2.3.1 How can we use testing to identify sub-populations that contribute to different aspects of the epidemic’s progression? [about covid]· Christina Pikas
Ooopsie. Discovered why my bourbon chocolate pecan pie was extra good this year. Apparently the bourbon in the fancy box hidden in the back of the cabinet was some collector's edition Booker's. It is tasty but apparently $90 a bottle (I just used a couple table spoons worth)
Linked in wants me to picture myself as a librarian at a northern va elementary school.... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH .... done!
Mr. 48 was supposed to take on turkey grilling duties. showed up at 2 after it had been on the grill for 1.5 hrs. Is now "fixing" it and complaining about the deck. the coals, the way I tied it, my thermometer.... everything else is resting time away from eating. but we're now 1.5 hours past when I wanted to have dinner. I don't miss this AT ALL.
I was gonna share the Balto. Sun article on the DNI select (who is or was a senior fellow at MPOW), but the article is just so weird. It's like out of chronological order and has a big aside on why she defended hosting erotica readings at her Fells Point bookstore (before she went to law school in the 90s)... I'll have to find something better
Mendeley - is there a disconnect between what their help guides say and what they do or do I maybe have a license I don't know about? It's letting me have multiple private groups with multiple people. but it says free accounts are limited to 1 private group with 3 people. I'm very confused (let's not get into why i'm using Mendeley at all, that's another topic)
Unless they've changed recently (I haven't used it in several years), the number of private groups and the number of people allowed in those groups are dependent on when YOU got your account. So I could always have more because I'd joined earlier, and my students gradually had fewer and fewer.· lris 1
starting to wonder if they will become unlimited since public groups are going away: https://service.elsevier.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31598/supporthub/mendeley/p/16075/ ... but it doesn't say that explicitly· Christina Pikas
Colleague asking for a quick list (from memory, please don't put yourself out for this) for research databases that are not ada compliant ... oh, maybe #hotmessnexis ? not a database but I don't see how ebl could be.
Going to bet: thomson one banker (we no longer have access, though). Possible S&P NetAdvantage and Factiva. I suspect specialized business databases can be problematic, but I can't prove that or disprove it.· ellbeecee 1
I can't imagine SimpllyAnalytics is -- their map stuff is SO hard to navigate· hedgielib 1
I mean, Gale and EBSCO both claim to be, and sort of mostly are, but even they have trouble with some of their PDFs not being accessible· Courtney F
Is anyone very familiar with education statistics? I've spoken with the IPEDs folks, so this would be *other* sources. Looking for big schools (like over 5,000), where their students come from to the county level if possible. I'm thinking for big state schools - like for example UT Austin, they might say they have students from all x Texas counties. Maybe they would report to the legislature or some annual report? or College Board or ?
the children are so fragile today. both were in snotty tears at least twice during morning instructions. Totally not resilient to small frustrations and setbacks :(
WTF. wtaf. https://www.thedailybeast.com/rolla-missouri-unsanctioned-homecoming-dance-at-steakhouse-became-possible-coronavirus-superspreader-event CPS should be called on these parents.
Damnit, Rolla. (My mom's godparents and my great-aunt and uncle lived there. They would be so, so disappointed in this shit.)· Kirsten 1
Nashville has data showing that it jumps from cluster to cluster https://www.tennessean.com/in-depth/news/2020/11/12/covid-19-outbreak-nashville-70-infection-clusters-contact-tracing-connections-tyson-facility-bars/5831912002/· Courtney F 1
The cake I made my MIL for her birthday looks like it was iced by a Spanish art restorer :) also a bit strange - almond meal, grated chocolate, 9 egg whites, truvia and then icing was 6 more egg whites in a Swiss meringue buttercream with 3 sticks of butter and more truvia... the Truvia is a bit gross. May have to look into other non-sugars for my now diabetic relative :(
looks pretty nice to me!· LibSkrat
I have found Equal to be pretty good for baking with, and they have some good recipes on their website. (My husband is diabetic). You can also turn Equal into a powdered sugar substitute pretty easily with a food processor and a tiny bit of corn starch.· Courtney F 1
scary big protests apparently going down especially in DC tomorrow. Feel for the local cops and emergency responders.
I wouldn't get within 10 miles of DC if possible. Tomorrow is going to be one of the darkest days in American history if the orange loyalists actually show up in droves.· Julian
I'm actually a bit concerned that it is coinciding with a bunch of their 'parades' that they've done (waving flags, driving around, etc.) happening in a lot of different states. Including mine, tomorrow around 1pm PST.· Jennifer D.
Win: I wholeheartedly support this stance., Thank you for the pointer. <> On 11/13/20 2:28 PM, wrote: > Hi <> > That's not Nature, that's Nature Machine Intelligence and we're standing fast with members of the computer science community in not subscribing to this incredibly expensive journal for which there are many preferable society and open alternatives. (see for example: https://retractionwatch.com/2018/05/01/thousands-boycott-new-nature-journal-about-machine-learning/ ) > > Good news is that the full text article is available here:
If @LibSkrat hasn't already shared. Petition to make Levar Burton the new host of Jeopardy: https://twitter.com/levarburton/status/1326973244847624195
The communications people re-wrote the announcement for our next class (apparently immediately before sending a news update to the entire staff) to say that it was about how we teach the class, not about the class topic. ... really bizarre.
Seems a bit shady. Clarivate sold TechStreet (standards aggregator) to a new *for profit* spin off from ASME called International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers. Gosh I hate standards
The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to a special online event featuring author Steve Berry. On November 19th at 5pm, Steve, along with his wife Elizabeth, will discuss how he wove the Libraries and other institutional history in to his recent book The Lost Order. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. See additional event information on our webpage: https://library.si.edu/event/lost-order-steve-berry
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