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  1. Apr 2020
    1. If you're wearing the same shoes as I have so many times before where you're trying to make yourself heard and do what you ultimately believe is in the organisation's best interests
    2. many organisations block torrents (for obvious reasons) and I know, for example, that either of these options would have posed insurmountable hurdles at my previous employment
    3. Actually, I probably would have ended up just paying for it myself due to the procurement challenges of even a single-digit dollar amount, but let's not get me started on that
  2. Mar 2019
    1. Best advice:

      "If your drywall tape is bubbling it means you didn't lay enough wall plaster down before putting the tape on."

    2. Taping drywall is a 4 day project according to this video series.

      1. Put up the tape and let it dry.
      2. Put a second smooth coat on with a wider knife.
      3. Put a third coat on with an even wider knife.
      4. Sand or sponge smooth.
    1. Putting up drywall tape in the corner of the ceiling. It's important to always start at the middle and work your way towards the sides when smoothing it down with the knife so you avoid bubbles.

  3. Jan 2014
    1. An effective data management program would enable a user 20 years or longer in the future to discover , access , understand, and use particular data [ 3 ]. This primer summarizes the elements of a data management program that would satisfy this 20-year rule and are necessary to prevent data entropy .

      Who cares most about the 20-year rule? This is an ideal that appeals to some, but in practice even the most zealous adherents can't picture what this looks like in some concrete way-- except in the most traditional ways: physical paper journals in libraries are tangible examples of the 20-year rule.

      Until we have a digital equivalent for data I don't blame people looking for tenure or jobs for not caring about this ideal if we can't provide a clear picture of how to achieve this widely at an institutional level. For digital materials I think the picture people have in their minds is of tape backup. Maybe this is generational? New generations not exposed widely to cassette tapes, DVDs, and other physical media that "old people" remember, only then will it be possible to have a new ideal that people can see in their minds-eye.