I fell down a hole reading about how New Order wrote "Blue Monday" using a DIY kit sequencer, synthesizers, and drum machines. When I finally crawled out and started dusting off my clothes, I found this fun cover had stuck to me on my way out:
@craigmaloney Yeah, definitely a low period in personal computing history. Although, having said that, used, cheap, and trashy PC clones enabled me access to computers I wouldn't otherwise have been able to afford... I just had to put up with all this cruft as well. Oh well, at least it's safely in the past now where it can no longer hurt us.
This is quite cool, Zotero teaming up with Retraction Watch to automatically identify withdrawn papers in your library
New bug ticket severity levels Show more
As suggested by coworkers on my work chat yesterday:
(While these are jokes, there are unfortunately real life examples where terrifying would be a completely appropriate severity.)
@neauoire Aah! What is it that the Reiyukai people themselves suggest about this building?
@Gina When it comes to communications, it only takes one (important enough) participant to have a problem to cause everybody to leave for something else. :/
ICE is dangerously inaccurate; even American citizens are not immune from #immigration raids.
an Amazon alternative: WorldCat Show more
During the #AmazonStrike running on the 15th and 16th today, here's another alternative to know about:
WorldCat is a catalog of books and media that helps you find out if the book you want is available at *any* library systems near you.
Tips for using WorldCat: Don't forget that (in the US, at least), university and college libraries are open to the public, since your tax dollars pay for them. Remember about interlibrary loans, too: if a book's not available near you, you can ask for it to ne lent temporarily to your local library.
@garbados I wanted say something funny about this sad situation, but I realized your toot really says it all.
@cwebber On the positive side, it seems like most people so far didn't bat at an eye at your comment. But yeah, that's a troubling response from somebody in a leadership position. :(
@yearofands That one has some "painterly" qualities with the play of light and dark. Very nice!
@lightweight It's better to know than to be ignorant. We'll never make sense of our present and improve our future if we can't come to grips with our past.
@lightweight Thank you for linking to that story. I was unaware of children's involvement in the civil rights movement.
@craigmaloney Your response is more respectful than they deserved. 👍
@craigmaloney Yes. Definitely a multi-dimensional uphill battle. :(
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