Update: Coordinated raids of Zwiebelfreunde at various locations in Germany: Court has confirmed that the searches and seizures were illegal. - torservers.net blog - blog.torservers.net/20180704/c

My Ubuntu 18.04 is regualrly reporting errors with nautilus, xwayland, and gnome-shell. I'm not sure what to do about it.

I went to a philosophy conference in Iceland. I had fun. Boiling water coming up from the ground is a great thing.

Re: #FlyingLess - noflyclimatesci.org/biographie

I'm a perpetual digital nomad, but committed to not flying at the beginning of 2018.

I'm not a climate scientist, but as a recent academic I took major advantage of the international conference circuit to travel as much as possible during my PhD.


In short if you can swing it, finding alternative ways to travel without flying is the bomb.



@bthall @cstanhope Yes, I like the idea of having everything available as text so that I can investigate it in whatever way seems useful.

@Antanicus I will look into it. I don't want to not be getting updates. I'm assuming I can get all the apps I have now from F-Droid and not notice the difference much.

I'm going to spend a significant amount of time in London, for the first time in my life. I've lived in the capital cities of three countries other than the one I was born in (Oslo, Ciudad de México, Dublin).

@Fairphone Hi! Do you know when there will be a Fairphone OS/Open update? The last one was in April, I think: code.fairphone.com/projects/fa

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@kellerfuchs Right. And I feel that having access to a computer ought to make it better somehow, but I don't quite know how.

@kellerfuchs I had a notebook for when I was reading and a text file for planning each paper I wrote. It was nice and simple but doesn't work when the paper notes are from years ago and I've forgotten the context.

@Manuela Ways of working and/or tools. I have a preference for something that doesn't require me to be in front of a computer all the time. I would prefer offline unless there's a compelling reason.

I already use Zim and that seems like a good tool for me: zim-wiki.org/

@cstanhope I think that I should put the notes that need preserving in a personal wiki or something every week or so. Maybe that should be my new academic year resolution.

@cstanhope That's what I do now except that I'm bad at updating the contents. And now I have ten years worth of notebooks in two different countries. I can solve the country problem by remembering to get the one's in my mother's basement. The other one is more difficult.

I think that I had a good system for taking notes when I was a (grad) student. Now I find that I need to access things that I read longer ago, and make connections among more things. This might be a result of working on projects for longer. I've definitely read advice on note taking for a specific course or paper, but I don't think that I know of any for a life long research project like 'understand how language works'.

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