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I presume you all have seen this guy? apparently he crashed their websites with his popularity: Morris Animal Refuge on Twitter “OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK. He’s a chonk of a chonk. He redefines the term. Can you guess how much he weighs? More importantly, can you give him a home? Adopt this jumbo-sized package of fluff & love: https://t.co/v8aB6PzBbL. Please RT to help this sad-eyed guy find happiness!” https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/1164554974057107456

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Aw, kitty.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 3
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i hope he and all of his adoption-mates get adopted!!

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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The 1A show today will be on the 1619 project - it should be streamed from WAMU as well as the 1A website. The 1619 Project - 1A "It has been 400 years since over 20 enslaved African people landed in Virginia." https://the1a.org/shows/2019-08-22/the-1619-project

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*goes to download this episode for the ride home* (not there yet)

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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just got a request for us to digitize? acquire? 14 years worth of conference proceedings... um no? but, hey, my larger institution has them in print - 3-4 volumes each - knock yourself out?

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any chance it's in GBooks/Hathi?

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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MPOW is always a neat place to be even if I grumble. But today we had a nice big party with free tshirts and ice cream to celebrate winning Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators. Fun :)

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4 wasp stings in my left butt cheek while I was picking tomatoes. Ow, ow, ow. My butt has a butt. I'm sitting on an ice pack now.

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Ack!

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Yikes!

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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I think someone flying united from Chicago and on to South Carolina isnt' getting their text messages.

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oops. Hope their flight isn't having issues.

 ‎· ellbeecee 1
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well, all these messages seem to indicate that the plane was on time but the person might not have been.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Oh dear.

 ‎· Galadriel
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This https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/15/2017-12621/presidential-determination-pursuant-to-section-4533a5-of-the-defense-production-act-of-1950 originally had a memo with it that provided details. According to: https://www.businessdefense.gov/News/News-Display/Article/1248417/critical-space-investments-authorized-by-the-president-utilizing-dpa-title-iii/ but... it 404s on the whitehouse page and archive.org has 301 errors with the new link not working either (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-determination-pursuant-section-4533a5-defense-production-act-1950-2/) . I looked in Hein online and PQ Congressional and elsewhere on the DOD Industry page (granted, not an expert on these things)... other ideas how I could find the backup documents?

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or... maybe there never were any more details just different versions of the same thing in the federal register?

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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wayback machine with the URL?

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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so i did get all the way back eventually with the wayback machine and it's the federal register notice. so maybe there isn't anything else

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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It seems I have actually grown pablano instead of yellow bell peppers. I can't think of anything my kids Will eat

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Hmmm. Maybe we could all just join you for a Mokum dinner of chile rellanos!

 ‎· Galadriel 3
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Chicken enchilada soup?

 ‎· k8s 1
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they just put a sign outside my door with "thru".... i'm gonna have to see that like a million times a day... and not deface it.

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Oh, go ahead and deface it.

 ‎· Kirsten 7
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Go thru with it.

 ‎· bentley 8
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y tho?

 ‎· Micah 5
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inorite?

 ‎· bentley 1
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thx u

 ‎· ellbeecee 1
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what's that tool that you can anonymously discuss pubmed articles? was caught up in a lawsuit with 'mics? I can't think of it.

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nm it's pubpeer. i just needed to ask and then i remembered

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New stuff today, actually.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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these people are all asking for hard things, and the one and only person here who can do ILL is out for the week and i'm just lost: AAS conference paper in their advances series (should be in our volume in our archives - they're not answering), AAS journal article (not online, don't have print, others don't have), a navy technical pub and their sites - as usual - are afu and not helping... oh and metadata standards for file types... yes there are lots, but it's not fun to search i might just go home now

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I might be able to help on the metadata standards question. What file types are they interested in?

 ‎· LibSkrat
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You sound like you're coming down with a cough and should go home right away so you don't get anyone sick.

 ‎· orgmonkey 7
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^^you could probably - they are just want to adopt an existing established standard instead of brainstorming their own things. they want both type like audio, image, video, text and also things like the text is csv and also things like that csv is latin-1 .... So I see datacite things, and MIME types (but that has a new name)... what other ideas? it doesn't all have to be in one field

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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I'd use MIME types, yeah. The technical metadata's a bit harder, as that tends to be filetype-specific, so if you're mixing things up it gets harder. I might use vanilla Dublin Core with the MIME type in dc.format and the rest in dc.description.

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ongoing saga of MPOW funeral flowers. Admin is back from vacation. The florist has apparently been taking them back and forth to my house for days and my spouse has not been answering the door and they won't leave them. They are now going to bring them to work and MPOW will not be charged.

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I hope they woke him up every time they tried to deliver.

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*more sighs*

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someone on liblicense said that they had enough traffic from hacked credentials to impact their usage statistics. I personally think this says a lot more about the quality of their IT than about sc?h?b ... but it surprised me. Has anyone else had this experience or heard of same?

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When I was at Caltech there were occasional months of anomalously high usage for specific resources that we assumed were for the same reason

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There have been attempted research-center hacks, e.g. from the Mabna Institute. I hear most of the way in has been phishing, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear about purchased credentials.

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Thank you all! It's so lovely.

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❤️❤️❤️

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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Patricia Hill Collins' new book on Intersectionality has the intro online for free: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-1-4780-0646-6_601.pdf (I took classes in socy while she was there - and actually with some of the students she acknowledges but didn't have the opportunity to meet her or take her classes)

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crap. i have my son's sandwich again (mine has ham and twice as much as his turkey)

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Bleah

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Tough day but also nice to see family. MPOW sent no flowers whatsoever.

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*hugs*

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<3

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Independence day miracle: got the spouse to take the kids by himself so I can stay home. Laid out my outfit for tomorrow. Shoes aren't the best but oh well. sigh.

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Hug

 ‎· lris 4
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More hugs - for now and/or later.

 ‎· Galadriel 2
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My thoughts are with you today.

 ‎· jsholman 2
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thinking of you today.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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<3

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oh man. I still cannot find my mom's cousins. They have very common first and last names (John, Bob, and Fred)... trying fb, linkedin, and reference usa. thought for sure i had one - right small town, right name, right approx age... he was very nice on the phone but not the right one

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Ancestry.com/23andme/gedmatch (if any of your mom's relatives has the account) could give some clues if you ran out of other options

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^^MPOW only has the business, but my publib has the white pages on ReferenceUSA. Also I linked out from Verizon to something called dexpages that has searchable images of the print phonebook.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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My Mom died this morning at 6:20. I was not in time despite repeated urgent calls from my sister. Shit. At least she's not in pain anymore

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I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I'm holding you and your family in the light.

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Sorry to here. Glad your mom is no longer in pain.

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European Southern Observatory live feed for the eclipse is at https://youtu.be/eL6QX5SPxgk ~5 min before it begins

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oh go look if you can see at the same time as the game

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when I saw this article: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01997-8 I was like - oh that's cool. I didn't realize until today that she's actually at MPOW at it was discussions with others at MPOW that sparked her sharing of the list. I hope she comes back/stays when she finishes her Phd.

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lest anyone think my mom was a small minded bigot because she pulled us from the dysfunctional public schools, I just remembered how accepting and loving she was when she explained to my sister and me how her cousin's daughter who was assigned a different gender at birth would now be living as her true self. My sister and I didn't understand, of course, and tv was full of wrong ideas, but mom was kind and persistent that this was who she is and not playing dress-up. This would have been like when I was 10 or 12 maybe and my mom's cousin lived in small town eastern shore Maryland so it was probably very difficult all around.

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that's lovely

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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As someone who went to a relatively small rural high school, I understand. Many small minds. I don't know of anyone who was openly out, but I know of at least one friend who was gay. Looking back, even that was probably very difficult for him. I'm glad your mom was a good soul.

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(i didn't think that about your mom from your comment earlier. i just thought how complicated and fraught "busing" is -- which doesn't get at the real issue of providing equal education to all)

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1)I should look up more 2) they're fast 3) I might have to burn the house down

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Whoa

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Omg

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A group here - think historians, political scientists, economists not engineers - has been asked to create condensed summaries or pocket guides to some of their ~300p books. They want to know if they should reproduce the extensive reference list in the guide. Looking at, for example, Skillsoft summaries, I would say no, but those are like "the authors say this that and the other thing" ... whereas these are like "here is the answer, for the reasoning check the big doc"... ideas where to look for how this should be approached? I'd like to point to some style guide

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oh wow. not sure why this came up but I think I might still owe them an answer... vacation brain is no joke.

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