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I've been having problems with the Open Journal Matcher. Because Google Cloud Functions have been failing on me, it's been giving less-than-optimal recommendations sometimes. Should I:

I've been having problems with the Open Journal Matcher. Because Google Cloud Functions have been failing on me, it's been giving less-than-optimal recommendations sometimes. Should I:

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critical disposition is the new aesthetic disposition 

*crucial* reading: nicholasholm.files.wordpress.c

"Like the aesthetic disposition, this new critical disposition is founded upon a distinct set of rules for both interpreting and judging culture. However, whereas the aesthetic disposition attends to form and expression, the critical disposition encounters texts in terms of their politics: their entanglement in wider structures of power." - Nicholas Holm, 2019

I wish all my bubble would read this text and then read Bourdieu as well to understand that when they speak and write about power, complexity, intersections, they're not doing activism but just engaging in a game of cultural positioning. More: the very word 'activist' is now a positional token.

dislike: writing that uses the word "must" too much

I did place some holds at the library though πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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I'm going to commit to not buying any new books until I've (mostly) read through this unread pile that has accumulated πŸ“š

inflation 

tl;dr policy makers could not agree or come up with a coherent or effective way to tackle inflation. Even when things eventually normalized, no one could agree on why.

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inflation 

This book really shows that the UK government in the 1970s really had no idea how to deal with inflation:

goodreads.com/book/show/214080

They were just trying all kinds of stuff and hoping for the best. Not reassuring πŸ™„

working on a "how to use libguides" workshop for non-librarians, and wondering how it will go over. Will they like it? I have no idea

maybe the problem with ALA is that they try to please everyone πŸ€”

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To be expected: the ALA 2022 conference sessions selected for inclusion in the remote program are not what I would have chosen 🀷 It's hard to please everyone, I guess

tea, gross 

I don't remember ever tasting ear wax, but I must have at some point, because this tea made me think "yep, ear wax" 🀷

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tea 

I am drinking some fu zhuan (yes, I bought more fu zhuan), and I would say that the main flavors are whiskey and ear wax πŸ˜‹

I'm tempted to just take a screen capture, but what's the copyright argument against this being public domain?

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Why are paintings from the 1800s on the MoMA website are listed as: Β© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

I ran into this when I was trying to right-click > save as. Not possible, apparently. Wouldn't this be public domain? πŸ€”

maybe the reason I dislike Alma so much is that it is so very very far from the unix philosophy

a theory of napping 

1. if you get tired, lie down
2. get up again when you feel well rested

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I sincerely appreciate my New York colleagues who constantly talk over each other during meetings πŸ˜‚

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