Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) Show more
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
Before you opine on someone else's mental health, and especially before you claim that their beliefs and their behaviors reveal Issues They Need To Deal With, ask yourself:
1) Am I a mental health professional, with the training and expertise that carries?
2) Has this person explicitly requested that I offer my opinion?
3) Have I actually studied this person thoroughly enough to make an informed opinion?
If the answer to *even one* of those is "no", then Don't Do It!
I wrote a blog post about my trip to Holland and the IndieWebCamp Utrecht:
@jbob I'm excited about the FPGA work. Using FPGAs as general purpose computers are still inefficient power and area wise when compared to custom silicon implementing the same design. There are people working on open sourcing the design rules for silicon fabs. I'm hoping the FPGA work will be the rapid prototyping that can feed into completely open source silicon designs for mass production. What a wonderful ecosystem that could be.
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CrossFit decided Monday: "to deactivate all Facebook and Instagram pages indefinitely was fueled by growing data and privacy concerns with the social media giant..." https://morningchalkup.com/2019/05/23/crossfit-shutters-facebook-instagram-accounts-amid-data-privacy-concerns/
well-paid 3-year PhD position in Bergen financed by the project Digitox: Intrusive media, ambivalent users and digital detox
Need help negotiating #OpenAccess publishing rights (or simply retaining your authorial rights) for your article? CARL just released an update of its Canadian Author Addendum to Publication Agreement along with two guides on using it. http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/updated-canadian-author-addendum-and-author-rights-guide/
Here's a reason to go open-source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xk3p/adobe-tells-users-they-can-get-sued-for-using-old-versions-of-photoshop
@firstname.lastname@example.org there are 150+ articles in the #EthicalEdTech zotero group
folks are welcome to use or add!
I exported all my #Fedilab datas, uninstalled the Google Play app, reinstalled from @fdroidorg, imported my datas back and in a second all my accounts were back and perfectly working! That's amazing!,
Congrats to all authors!
Saw first hand how much work this was and big fan of the work, unquestionably earned!
We won the best paper award @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com
Morse code marks 175 years of dots and dashes - And still going strong today https://techcentral.co.za/morse-code-marks-175-years-of-dots-and-dashes/89698/
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If I can't [fork|federate] it's not my [r]evolution.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko