Here's how Washington Post staff writer David Montgomery puts it: “So if you feel defeated or disheartened about the climate,"--and I would add the state of democracy or other challenges facing the world--"I say: Good. Embrace your despair. And then step into the hope of your next move.” https://open.substack.com/pub/america/p/the-radical-notion-of-hope?r=bb6o8&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email
Starting today, an online portal offers one-stop shopping to apply for access to protected data sets maintained by 16 federal agencies. Scientists can search the site to find the data set they want and then, with one click, file an application. The site also allows them to track the status of their request. https://www.science.org/content/article/accessing-u-s-data-research-just-got-easier
Probably also worth noting:
My dear twitter refugees,
As you are grieving the communities you are leaving behind, please remember Musk bought a platform, not a community.
YOU built the communities, and you will build them again.
I keep seeing people say Mastodon is nothing like Twitter. And they’re right.
Mastodon is an echo of the old internet, it’s decentralised, chaotic. What you get depends on your sysadmin. You can’t search, everything has to be shared to you by a human. Networks split apart and rejoin. What you see is your unique connection to it.
Is this good? Maybe. But for me that’s the internet I grew up with. No algorithms, no targeted adverts, just human interaction, and it was glorious.
This is interesting! Congratulations to all in South Korea who will be getting younger in June! https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/09/all-south-koreans-to-become-younger-as-traditional-age-system-scrapped
❄️ Day 4 of "The 12 Days of Chrome-mas"
Live Captions in Google Chrome - https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2022/12/live-captions-in-google-chrome.html
✅ Turning on Live Captions in Chrome
💬 Using Live Captions in Chrome
⚙️ Customizing your Live Captions
See all 12 Days of Chrome-mas at https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2022/11/the-12-days-of-chrome-mas-2022.html
My view on #disability as a #disabled person is the 'social model' of disability. That means that I'm not disabled because my body and mind are wrong, I'm disabled because the world doesn't let me engage in the ways that I can.
I found covid lockdown incredibly frustrating for this reason. Things that disabled people had been asking for, and denied, for years were all of a sudden able to be put into place in a matter of weeks. You had businesses that suddenly had work from home policies, healthcare providers were able to telehealth appointments, stores had pickup and delivery options increased - all because abled people were affected, when we'd been asking for these measures for years and told they were impossible.
Often things are literally made more difficult for disabled people just because we're disabled - for example, I am registered with an employment services agency that I have to see face-to-face every fortnight. If I wasn't seeing their disability officer, I would only have to see them once a month. Before I could drive it cost me $30+ in taxi fares to get to my appointments each fortnight.
It's incredibly frustrating and shouldn't be like this. Covid measures showed us that it doesn't have to be like this, and yet society seems to be taking great pains to return back to systems that reduce our access again.
Sorry, I get really annoyed and sad talking about this.
More #EdTech folks: @riverside_hart
Some #EdTech folks on Mastodon (part 1) @sleslie
Welcome to the world of Generative AI. Of the 200 avatars “Lensa AI” for iOS generated for me tonight, these 8 are my favorites.
Thank you, Dr Jason Neiffer!
U.S. again delays deadline for Real IDs, until May 2025
Homeland Security has delayed the full enforcement of Real ID security standards until May 2025.
The department said Covid obstacles had made it more difficult to obtain a Real ID.
The Real ID Act was originally supposed to go into effect in 2008 but has been repeatedly delayed since then.
❄️ Day 2 of "The 12 Days of Chrome-mas"
Making QR Codes with Chrome - https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2022/12/making-qr-codes-with-chrome.html
🔗 Creating a QR Code
📄 Using the QR Code
💻 Scanning QR Codes with a Chromebook
💡 Ideas for QR Codes in Schools
I love it when train doors align at the end of a tunnel. The red tiles at Green Park station make this the ideal location to capture this moment.
It wasn't luck though, instead I froze the moving train with a fast shutter. It took ages to get it centred.
This final image resembles an abstract art painting by Piet Mondrian.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
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