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Oh right. Dorothea, librarian, LIS educator (for now; I'm kinda looking tbh), former scholcommer and research-data person, privacy hawk, bicycle rider, figure-skating fan, Good Omens fan, Cat Person.

Phew, glad I checked the OpenRefine assignments. Wikidata reconciliation endpoint has moved.

In response to a (knowing) "Who Assesses the Assessment Librarians" on Mokum, I quipped "Truth, Freedom, Privacy, Reasonably Applied Statistics, and a Hard-Boiled Egg"

and now I want to write the article for which that would be a reasonable title.

Maybe if I get around to what I provisionally titled "Library Value Agenda Considered Unethical" that would work.

... oh, wait, I looked yesterday and I actually don't need to do a separate lecture for that.

Good. Striking it off the list.

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Okay, this syllabus is DONE and I have a (comprehensive, I hope?) list of to-dos for the course, the earliest of which (barring the lecture I'm about to record) doesn't need to be done until the third course week.

I think this is a sign that I can take the day off tomorrow.

Hey folks working on #Fediverse projects like #Mastodon, #PixelFed, #WriteAs: I'm a writer who's spent 20 years writing blog posts, documentation, product copy, social media, and a little UX writing for a variety of orgs large and small.

Recent work involves the Bear notes app, previously: 1Password.

I can't contribute as a dev, but I can definitely help write, edit, or just polish your user-facing comms.

Can anyone help get this in front of relevant folks? Or point out how I can reach them?

"accepted with minor revisions" is a lovely, lovely phrase

Using 2FA phone numbers for targeted advertising. One of the dumbest ways ever for a company to abuse its users’ trust. Take a bow, Twitter. And have a $150 million fine too.

And let me just say that as soon as you call your project "the ultimate" ANYTHING you lose my vote.

That just screams "entitled cishet white dude with zero concept of prior art, v likely a non-librarian with nothing but contempt for librarians."

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Dagnabbit, I forgot about LIS Journals Behaving Badly. I sure do want to write that one. @CayceP you still up for it?

I wonder how hard it would be to crawl the ERIC Thesaurus and express it in SKOS.

I mean, the SKOS isn't the hard part; the hard part is ERIC's total lack of cool URIs.


Campus Climate Survey 2021 Diversity Equity & Inclusion UWMadison

What’s a choice that you can make this week to prioritize your needs?

Also, linked-data infrastructure continues to be total and absolute SHITE. I continue to fail to care how many ontologies get built if nothing useful gets built atop them.

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I see eagle-i is defunct. Object lesson in "no, really, do the simplest thing that can possibly work."

dang, my notes for "PEP II: The PEPpening" are 🔥 🔥 🔥. I really should write that one.

"Want ? Acknowledge " (intended as a CACM opinion piece) is also good.

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accidentally clicked on my article-idea folders

I have... a lot of article ideas.

I gotta pick one or two to actually write.

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