@OpenCulture I've found something to read already: https://archive.org/details/linguisticcommun00kent
Update: Coordinated raids of Zwiebelfreunde at various locations in Germany: Court has confirmed that the searches and seizures were illegal. - torservers.net blog - https://blog.torservers.net/20180704/coordinated-raids-of-zwiebelfreunde-at-various-locations-in-germany.html#update
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.
@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.
@Fairphone Hi! Do you know when there will be a Fairphone OS/Open update? The last one was in April, I think: https://code.fairphone.com/projects/fairphone-2-official-releases.html
Tech company mention
"If your academic work depends on a 3rd party tech company’s services, you risk ... violating research subject consent"
"Academics say Dropbox violated their privacy by sharing anonymized data with researchers"
@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 Betabook looks cool. Thanks.
@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'.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!