She likes to cuddle up next to it

Image description: the same cat laying next to the bungee cords

A couple weeks ago I was organizing things and left this tangled mass of bungee cords on the floor. It has become Missy's new best friend. She goes over and says hi to it whenever she come into the office.

Image description: a tangled mass of multi colored bungee cords with a white cat seated next to it

And that's it... we have 40 attendees! ActivityPub Conf 2019 registration is closed!

Looks like a great group; see all you who registered there!

<@mlemweb> do you have time to do $X?
<me> not really, but I'm capable
<@mlemweb> "I don't have the time, but I'm capable ... and it's for a good cause" is going to be the death of you Chris
<me> probably
<@mlemweb> I'll find a way to work it into the eulogy

ActivityPub Conf talk submission deadline is today!

However, if you need a pseudo-extension, you can submit just your talk title today and submit your talk summary paragraph on Wednesday.

ActivityPub Conf's organization has happened from extremely limited resources, but I think at this point I think it's going to be amazing. Looking at the list of people registered and talks already submitted gives me confidence that this is going to be a heck of an event.

There's still slots open if you were thinking about registering, and talk proposals are still open until Monday!

This is closer to her normal energy

Image description: same cat inelegantly in motion

She normally doesn't look this elegant

Image description: same cat now looking at the camera

I did a little photo shoot with Missy

Image description: white Cate with black markings rolling on the floor

Mark S. Miller (of object capability fame) is keynoting at ActivityPub Conf 2019! We couldn't be more thrilled!

Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust.

Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.

Hope to see you there!

Almost sixteen years ago I met this goofy guy who creeped me out just a bit. Then we became friends. Almost fifteen years ago I had a migraine and my mom told me to have Chris sleep in my dorm room since I was on new meds ... He never left. Ten years ago we got married. We live a magical life together and I love him more every day! Happy anniversary @cwebber

A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.

@mlemweb don’t you think we could try to create some form of “online gathering point” (I’m sure there’s a better word for this in English, but it’s not coming to me now) for people who are interested in this? I don’t know, a discourse forum, a website, a podcast... I’m really interested in working towards improving this. Most people simply don’t realize the implications...

We made it back to Massachusetts! I'm finally home, let the cat pictures recommence

Image description: a clingy white cat who is extremely happy to have her people home playing with a strand of curling ribbon

This week I had to explain to a student what an encyclopedia was. They had used Wikipedia as a source and were surprised to hear that there were these similar sources that had actual editors who vetted the information before it was published...

Vote! Vote against hatred/sexism/racism/antisemitism/islamaphobia/homophobia/Transphobia, and all of the other myriad forms of oppression occurring at the moment (it's telling that there are so many groups being oppressed right now that I can't even fit them all expressly in this thread)

Not so long ago a courageous woman stood up in front of our republic to tell a similar story that was painfully similar to Lucretia’s and many other women throughout history.

The astonishing thing about Lucretia’s story is not that it happened, but that it was believed and acted on. Even if the leaders of our republic didn’t listen to her story, we did and we still have time to act.

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