Looking at the small amount of records from internet companies that are available for public access, I'm more worried about that side of internet history at this point than I am about old web pages.
There are quite a few stories about the last time someone saw an internet company's records: after a crash, after a merger, destroyed on a regular schedule for "compliance" reasons, gathered up to be saved but corporate legal counsel wouldn't sign off, etc.
This GoFundMe is for the family of a woman who died unexpectedly. She worked at the same place as a good friend. They're raising the money for funeral expenses.
@rekh127 OMG I found a Libguide which explains it. https://simmons.libguides.com/anti-oppression#s-lib-ctab-10174165-1
... for a non-librarian, this is... yeah a useful libguide? magic.
From Netanel Ganin:
i never thought i'd see the policy office discuss the distinction between solo witches and a coven and the spectrum between the two wish i coulda been at that editorial meeting
... I'm delighted.
chicago, fire, dog tragedy, fundraisers for people and groups (this is really sad)
A Chicago dog boarding facility which was particularly friendly to "bully breeds" and pibbles had a horrible fire which killed over 30 dogs at this point. Another 20+ were rescued. There are fundraisers for both the owner (who was out of town and lost all his own dogs in the fire):
and the various rescues who need to find new places to board their pups now:
If anyone else out there is #ApplyingWhileTrans with an unofficial name, I might have some helpful tips for you now that I'm done with the process. HMU if you want.
NAACP returns Facebook donation, calls for boycott
Interesting: The NAACP has returned a donation from Facebook and called for a daylong boycott of the social network Tuesday following revelations of how its platform was used to manipulate black voters in the 2016 presidential election.
They want a boycott of fb and twit Tues, Dec. 18th.
I'd like to do my part, but I boycott 24/7/365 so I doubt they'd notice my absent absence :-)
ok, Scholar folks, there's a CFP for a Phish conference http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/phish2019/
Anyone worked/published with a micropublication? I'd be curious to know what kind of value you found in it. I went to a talk a while ago about wormbase.org and how they got the publication going (working on peer review, becoming reputable, etc.). Not sure that I'm going anywhere with this but it keeps circling in the back of my mind what some other possibilities for micropublications might be.
smart things, planned obsolescence
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