Hi everyone! New to the mastodon-verse (clearly)!
I have a lot to learn and I'm excited to get down to it.
Merger of my two worlds over the last couple of days at work - got to use my historical research background (yay phd!) in digging through email archives for my current org, finding connections and email addresses that no longer exist and using the information within to track down an account which owns a domain name which we no longer use but need to disconnect it from forwarding to our main website, so then I got to play in the DNS records and get it properly configured. ADVENTURE
I keep seeing this hashtag, so I'mma try to jump in and see if I got this right haha.
@3goodthings #3GoodThings from yesterday!
1. Felt really accomplished at work by helping colleagues understand some of the programs they have at their disposal
2. Found a way to get my 10k steps without having to go outside in the Excessive Heat Advisory humidity grossness!
3. Got to play some Final Fantasy XIV with good friends!
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”― George Bernard Shaw #quotes
Also excited to get to work this week on chapter revisions for an upcoming edited collection on Mid-Tudor Queenship! Thanks to brainstorming with the absolutely brilliant @textandhubris I've got a really nifty and useful hook/structure to talk about posthumous representation of queens on stage. 🔥 👑 🪓 🌩️
Reasonable Agreements: On the Crapification of Literary Contracts https://doctorow.medium.com/reasonable-agreement-ea8600a89ed7
The reason Youtube is porn-free is because it's willing to tolerate accidentally removing an Ivy League university's entire public archive of academic materials as acceptable collateral damage in the sex wars.
Now, as Bright's story shows, it's possible for public pressure to change the content moderation policies of big companies, but this is unreliable.
The sex industry has pioneered every new communications tool since the printing press: in my own lifetime, I've watched it take the lead in VCRs, desktop publishing, BBSes, digital text, digital images, digital videos, live streaming services, cryptocurrency, and VR. It would be easy to conclude that being interested in sex is somehow correlated with being fascinated by technology.
Getting back into running - happy to have the habit again. Am I great at it? Hell no. Do I enjoy it? Honestly, yeah. #hobbies
Got my first ever conference rejection today - am celebrating with a Victoria Sponge cake and gaming this weekend!
Since I still believe in the proposal and topic, gonna work with my co-chair and see if we can work up a CFP for an edited collection. 😁
#academia #history #literature #favorites #renaissance
Minor Work-Related Rant
Sometimes, I'm okay throwing caution to the wind when updating my own systems and tools, but when I am managing platforms and products that others rely on - I plan every change in detail. I want the same from my vendors. I don't expect every rollout to be perfect. I do expect that when an issue occurs, it will be handled transparently with predetermined procedures in place to resolve or rollback. The lack of this is the fastest way to lose my trust as a customer.
Geeky doctor of history. Lover of cute things. Tech Padawan. she/her ❤️💜💙
The Dreamer's Guild is a motley collection of developers, creators, artists, tech experts, and academics who somehow managed to become a community.