- Aug 2021
Want to Write a Book? You Probably Already Have!
Paper is the best solution for the long term. If it's not on paper it can be important, if it's not it won't be.
Our writing is important. It is durable.
All we know about the past is what survived.
Analogy: coke:champaign glass::blogger:book
Converting one's blog into a book.
"The funny thing about minimalism is that there's only so much you can say."
Change the frame and suddenly you've changed the experience.
Sketchnotes by Chad Moore and Chris Wilson
Sketchnotes are ideas not art.
Squiggle birds - take squiggles and give them beaks, eyes, and bird feet. (Idea apparently from Austin Kleon.)
How you might take notes if you'd never been told how to.
- There is no particular app or platform that is the "right" one.
- Headlines and sub headlines are common
- Elegant text / fancy text
- containers - ways of holding information together
- this can be explicit or via white space
- flow of information (arrows)
- arrangements or layouts of how information is displayed
- top to bottom, circles, columns, stream of flow of ideas
- emotions, perhaps using emoji-like faces
- shadows, highlights
Simple can be better. Complexity may make understanding more difficult.
A few they pulled off of the web
Goal: Create an info rich portrait with character. Portrait, name, info, location, passions, hobbies, interests, social usernames, now section, etc.
- Apr 2021
These results suggest that the elevation of the cyclic AMP levels is involved in the development of morphine withdrawal syndrome and that blockade of the morphine-induced reduction of cyclic AMP levels by chronic rolipram inhibits the development of dependence and the behavioural and biochemical changes induced by naloxone. Furthermore, rolipram may be a useful drug for attenuating the development of morphine dependence.
Excellent. This implies that theobromine may help prevent opioid tolerance.
- Mar 2021
An interesting bit of web history and fascinating list of names here...
- Aug 2020
Szablewski, C. M., Chang, K. T., Brown, M. M., Chu, V. T., Yousaf, A. R., Anyalechi, N., Aryee, P. A., Kirking, H. L., Lumsden, M., Mayweather, E., McDaniel, C. J., Montierth, R., Mohammed, A., Schwartz, N. G., Shah, J. A., Tate, J. E., Dirlikov, E., Drenzek, C., Lanzieri, T. M., & Stewart, R. J. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp—Georgia, June 2020. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(31). https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6931e1
- overnight camp
- physical distancing
- face mask
- May 2020
Zocchi, B. (2020-04-30). What coronavirus looks like at the Bosnian-Croatian frontier for Europe’s unwanted migrants. The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/what-coronavirus-looks-like-at-the-bosnian-croatian-frontier-for-europes-unwanted-migrants-137226
- human rights
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- asylum seeker
- social consequences
- migrant camp
- humanitarian crisis
- Oct 2019
“I saw Eto.” “That jerk. What'd he do? Spit on you?” “Yeah, how did you know?” “We got troubles, but that crud's got more and ain't got sense enough to know it. Six months he was in the army. You know that? Six lousy months and he wangled himself a medical discharge. I been hearin' about him. He ever try that on me, I'll stick a knife in him.”
the tension between the Japanese culture grows after the war
Ichiro regarded the bottle skeptically: “You drink all this?” “Yes, tonight.” “That's quite a bit.” “Ya, but I finish.” “What are you celebrating?” “Life.”
the change in Japanese mannerisms after the interment lead to thins like abuse of drugs
Meanwhile at Microsoft's GitHub, employees at both companies have objected to GitHub's business with ICE, not to mention Microsoft's government contracts. Employees at Amazon have also urged the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to police and the military.
- Aug 2019
Portfolios, for example, can be constructive if they replace grades rather than being used to yield them.
The problem is, in our current educational system, schools and universities try to have their educationally progressive cake and eat it too. Portfolios are used to show how much a school values the process, but then they continue to play the traditional game by grading the product.
It’s not enough to replace letters or numbers with labels (“exceeds expectations,” “meets expectations,” and so on).
Report cards are simply not a progressive tool - using labels rather than numbers attempts to mask the authority of the report card with progressively-themed measurements.
To address one common fear, the graduates of grade-free high schools are indeed accepted by selective private colleges and large public universities — on the basis of narrative reports and detailed descriptions of the curriculum (as well as recommendations, essays, and interviews), which collectively offer a fuller picture of the applicant than does a grade-point average.
And good old SAT scores too, I imagine. I do think it's important to question the level of privilege and understanding of how to self-advocate within a system that is necessary in order to break rank from the traditional gate-keepers. That's why I mention the SAT scores above - students can go to a gradeless school - which makes them look progressive, innovative and motivated - and still get all the private tutoring to pass SATs and have the traditional cache needed for elite institutions.
Even a well-meaning teacher may produce a roomful of children who are so busy monitoring their own reading skills that they’re no longer excited by the stories they’re reading.
I am concerned by the use of "monitoring" in this sentence - the author seems to be suggesting that "well-meaning teachers" are training students to compare themselves and wonder "how good they are" as they read. In fact, monitoring as a reading skill is a strategic element of metacognitive regulation. (Flavell, 1979, 1987; Schraw & Dennison, 1994, in TEAL Center Fact Sheet No. 4, Metacognitive Processes, Adult Education and Literacy, U.S. Department of Education) Readers are taught to occasionally monitor their understanding of a text as they read (Do I still understand what's going on?) to ensure overall comprehension. Kohn worries that students will monitor themselves out of their reading enjoyment - but students can't enjoy what they are reading if they can't understand the text.
- Jan 2017
The area, comprising about one square mile, is enclosed by a concrete wall seven feet high and covered with barbed wire.
This camp seems very small and it's not a good place to be kept when its cramped with a lot of people.
The German press has repeatedly announced that great numbers of prisoners have been released and that several of the concentration camps have been closed.
After a period of time the German press announced that numbers of prisoners were released and some of thr camps had been closed.
- Feb 2015
the original link has disappeared
Actually it turns out we've had some kind of backup which brought at least the foundations back online.
Happy to link back to it again!