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RT @joshdneufeld: @phylogenomics @edudemic @Mammals_Suck We struggled with citing Twitter. See acknowledgments to see how we settled.
MT @ryneches Did you know people do #science on social media? You should cite that stuff. I made a thingy to help you
LB hates stale candy!
"Hi Laura, I randomly check download statistics for Provenance, and I just ran a report. I wanted to let you know that your article, in the month that it's been available online, has 1,318 downloads. The next highest is 171. Apparently, the digital natives are restless. You rock!" - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Update: "Your article has now been downloaded 2,446 times! The next highest is the full advocacy issue at 595. Considering there's been a total of 8,813 downloads, your article is over 1/4 of all Provenance downloads." This is nuts! - LB hates stale candy! from Android
My new doctor suggested that I try relaxing. I LOLed.
So I said to my guy: "OK lets start with fewer Doctor appointments...." - WarLord
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Sent an email to IT about getting access to Qualtrics for a study I want to do this fall. Got an email *SIX MINUTES* later with an individual log-in & temp pw, links to training, and links to IRB. Bonus of working on small and young campus - shit gets done FAST.
(On my first day, when I walked in, my computer was up and running with a working login, I had access to all shared drives, I had Outlook, etc., my key was waiting for me. Crazy business. I love it.) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
How fantastic! - Galadriel C. from Android
laura x
Coffee Oreo ice cream is a thing and I just had some. You are envious.
I am! - Steele Lawman
yes - lris
want - jambina
Yuppers. - Joe
yes, I am! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
You get all the good ice cream and mom likes you best! *weeps in envy* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I am always envious of coffee ice cream, even if it does have Oreos in it (I prefer Heath bars crumbled up in mine) - April Russo
who makes this ice cream? - Big Joe Silence
You ever make such a mess in the kitchen that it might be easier to just move than clean it?
Yep. Everyday :P - imabonehead from Android
My husband does that...while I am sleeping. - April Russo
Stephen Mack
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link] -
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
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From the Wiki article: "To help promote Mandatory Fun in social media circles, Yankovic produced eight music videos for the album; one was revealed each day starting on July 14, 2014, a day prior to the album's release. Yankovic commented that 'there is no more music television' as there was in the past, and that 'the Internet [...] is the new MTV' that operates continuously. He took the idea that promoting a new video for eight continuous days 'would make an impact because people would be talking about the album all week long.' [...] The music video aspect of Yankovic's songs had been a past part of his success, but for Mandatory Fun RCA Records opted not to fund production of any videos. Instead, Yankovic turned to various social media portals including Funny or Die and CollegeHumor which he had worked with in the past; these sites helped to cover the production costs to allow Yankovic to make the videos with Yankovic foregoing any ad revenue from the videos. Yankovic chose to... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The first music video debuted on July 14, featuring the song "Tacky". Produced by Nerdist Industries, the one-shot video features Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, and Yankovic dressed in tacky clothes and dancing purposely poorly while lip-synching to the song reflecting on the song's lyrics about a person who brags on about his obnoxious... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Monday, July 14, "Tacky" (Parody of Pharrell's "Happy") (from Nerdist) - Stephen Mack
Also: Thursday, July 17, "Tacky" (live on Conan) (from Team Coco) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Word Crimes' features kinetic typography created by Jarrett Heather, reflecting the song's theme of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation." - Stephen Mack
2. Tuesday, July 15, "Word Crimes" (Parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines") (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: " 'Foil''s video, produced in conjunction with CollegeHumor, shows Yankovic as a host of a cooking show obsessing on the use of aluminium foil, slowly descending into conspiracy theories; it also includes guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. - Stephen Mack
3. Wednesday, July 16, "Foil" (Parody of Lorde's "Royals") (from College Humor) - Stephen Mack
More: "'Handy' was released through Yahoo! Screen's 'Sketchy' channel, and is presented in the style of a late-night informercial with Yankovic performing as a residential general contractor; the video also includes Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, and Ted Hollis." - Stephen Mack
4. Thursday, July 17, "Handy" (Parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy") (from Yahoo Sketchy) -- reposted by a random individual on YouTube at - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Sports Song' plays to the song's theme, featuring Yankovic along with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers band performing a routine on a football field during the song; the video was directed by Yankovic with Andrew Bush and Brad Schulz and produced in conjunction with Funny or Die." - Stephen Mack
5. Friday, July 18: "Sports Song" (from FunnyOrDie) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for "First World Problems" was directed by Liam Lynch, and shows Yankovic, posing as a 'pretentious jerk' wearing a 'douchey blonde wig,' over-reacting to minor annoyances of a well-off lifestyle." - Stephen Mack
6. Saturday, July 19: "First World Problems" (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: 'Lame Claim to Fame' is a stop-motion video directed by animator Tim Thompson, using a scrapbooking approach to show the protagonist's passing ties with various celebrities. Among the cut-outs of celebrities named in the song, the video includes pictures of Dr. Demento, the radio host that helped Yankovic's rise to popularity." - Stephen Mack
7. Sunday, July 20: "Lame Claim to Fame" (from alyankovic) - Stephen Mack
More: "The final video released was for 'Mission Statement,' and was produced by TruScribe, featuring time-lapse drawings relating to the song's lyrics on a white board. The video took about 10 months to create." - Stephen Mack
"Handy" was July the 17th according to the wiki. Sports Song the 18th, and First World Problems the 19th. - NOT THE CRICKET
8. Monday, July 21: "Mission Statement" (Parody of Graham Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") (from WSJ via Vevo) [YouTube URL for Mission Statement forthcoming, I don't think it's been published there yet] - Stephen Mack
"Word Crimes" is definitely my favorite. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jimminy -- I corrected the dates above. - Stephen Mack
For me, it's a toss-up between "Word Crimes" and "Foil" :) - Brent Schaus
The co-branding I find fascinating. - Stephen Mack
And using a CSN melody for "Mission Statement"? Stroke of genius, imo. - Brent Schaus
I haven't watched that one yet. :) Tonight! - Stephen Mack
The big downside to his strategy of peppering his eight videos across different sites is that it's tough to find them all. Yesterday I was at a friend's house and we were searching YouTube (via the TiVo app) trying to watch them all, and missed half of them. It'll also be interesting to see if some of the better videos don't get as many views because of which account or site was used to post/promote, or if some of the more marginal videos get more views because of the traffic of the originating site. - Stephen Mack
labels (not just RCA) refusing to bankroll promotional stuff is a pretty common occurrence. has been for ages and ages. they sure want a cut of any profits made, tho! #LittleRedHen - Big Joe Silence
Jason Toney
Do you agree, librarian friends? // Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"
Do you agree, librarian friends? // Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"
"But it shouldn't cost a thing to borrow a book, Amazon, you foul, horrible, profiteering enemies of civilization." I may have peed a little, I laughed so hard at this bit. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte's not wrong. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
John Dupuis
RT @qui_oui: Laughing an unreasonable amount at this. "Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)" @m_m_campbell
"At least I've got a nose" #ouch - Victor Ganata
studying such a tiny sample :) hilarious. - Christina Pikas
Kieran made up his own dance to "Word Crimes".
Not twerking? - Steele Lawman
No twerking during Word Crimes. Only during Tacky. - Zamms
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @lordravenscraft: "Disney owns marvel. Marvel owns Thor. Thor is the son of a king. Thor is now female. Thor is now a Disney princess." omg
On our cyber security exam we are required to take, we are warned about the dangers of "Reply All." Surprisingly, the danger is not "You will look like a massive tool to everyone you work with, and they will laugh at you behind your back."
what is the danger then? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Network congestion. - Zamms
from a Reply All? not bloody likely. - RepoRat
Lol - lris
Large attachments? - CAJ hates pants
A newbie co-worker of my wife forwarded the Skater Dog video to the entire company on a day when the email server had glitch that caused the Skater Dog email be forwarded to the entire company over and over and over again. I am suggesting this tweak to the exam writers. - Zamms
aw, that reminds me of my mizithra incident here on FF, zamms. *sniff* #goodolddays - holly #ravingfangirl
Weird Al’s “FOIL” (remember “Royals” by Lorde?) Aluminum FOIL. Never settle for less! -
That song nearly killed me. When he got to the second verse of it - I was laughing so hard I nearly ran my car off the road... - WebGoddess
The illuminati know! - lris
By the way, if you have kids, this is the week to introduce them to Weird Al. - Zamms
I did just that! He didn't remember us listening to his songs when he was little :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: via @YouTube
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: via @YouTube
Cameron Neylon
RT @jaggeree: Any significantly advanced piece of technology you consistently mutter "oh for fuck's sake" at is not significantly advanced (or not tested)
Sarah G.
All federal court opinions will soon be all available (and authenticated @trbruce *cough*) on FDSYS. Yay! #AALL14
pacer going away (or maybe that's for something else?) - Christina Pikas
Something else. PACER is really just an electronic docketing system that's been pressed into service as a repository. So pacer will remain, but the repository and hopefully research functions will be replaced. - Sarah G.
Cameron Neylon
RT @egonwillighagen: for the people waking up at the other side of the ocean, here's the live #jcbms stream
LB hates stale candy!
Allyson Lister
You may have noticed a pause in my posts (here, and on Twitter, and on G+ etc. etc.) – this is due to an 8 lb 15 1/2 ounce (4.07 kg) bouncing baby boy coming into our lives this past July :) So my apologies, I do plan to post more about bioinformatics and ontologies […] - Allyson Lister
Congratulations! - Björn Brembs
thanks! Sorry, Bjorn, Christina, you can see that I am quite late in replying to this - I guess that's what happens when you're away from work :) - Allyson Lister
If I send you a thoughtfully worded email and you reply back to me, "Thanks Kathy!" just know that I'm going to sit here, fuming, for quite a while.
That's good to know, June. - ellbeecee
>_> - Marie
Hope to hear from you soon, Mary. *ducks* - Julian
Why so touchie, Marge? - Joe
I got called Mary in a meeting last night - maʀtha
Galadriel C.
Some colleagues and I are working on a Massive Analysis Project (MAP) of Scopus and Web of Science. While the report will be used for internal decision-making, we think it may be of interest to others and we would like to rework it into an article. What OA journal might make a good home for such a topic?
what's a MAP? I haven't run into the term before. - RepoRat
What kind of analysis? Would make sense? Or, JASIST allows people to post green OA. (Author's Pre-print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) Author's Post-print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)) - Joe
Practical Academic Librarianship might be interested in it for how it was used for decision-making. and JLSC too, depending on the decisions being made. Portal? - jambina
CRL is also now OA and might be a great choice. - Sarah
MAP is just the acronym we came of with for "Massive Analysis Project" so that we could cleverly say things like "MAPing for the future. It really just means a whole bunch of data - as many different kinds as we could get to show/demonstrate use and types of use. Our report is 17 pages so far w/o appendices and includes quantitative user data (COUNTER, ILL, A-Z list clickthroughs, vendor-provided analytics, select use by department and population, etc.) as well as user-reported qualitative data. - Galadriel C.
Thank you very much for the ideas! I'll know more about how the analysis will be used for decision making in a couple of weeks. - Galadriel C.
I'll second CRL -- I think they'd eat this up. - RepoRat
And we finished our report! 23 pages of report + appendices = 50+ pages. I'm very happy it's Friday. - Galadriel C.
I look forward to reading about this project. - Marie
i want to see it, too. - Christina Pikas
the main bibliometrics journals are elsevier, springer, and wiley... sad to say. so can archive pre-print but not green oa final :( - Christina Pikas
Tom Bruno
I am grateful that babies are not allowed to make laws, because Putting On A Shirt would be classified as a crime against humanity.
A little googling indicates that the thing that's currently shaking my house is called an articulated remote control vibratory trench roller. #themoreyouknow
ohhh those things are horrid. small but like mini earthquake machines - Sir Shuping is just sir
(liking because i love that you googled it, not for the shaking which is ugh) - Marianne
"mini earthquake machines" yes! - lris
you are going to blow your nephew's mind with this news! not every aunt has a mini earthquake machine outside her window - maʀtha
I want to see one of these things now. - laura x
I am very very disappointed that nobody has Gone There yet in this thread. #iamtwelve - Catherine Pellegrino
well, how could we do that after Martha brought the nephew into the thread? that just wouldn't be right. - RepoRat
I was thinking it, Catherine. I try to stay classy in Iris's threads, though. She's a classy chick. - Jason P
I would have Gone There, but that's because I'm not nearly as classy as the rest of you folks. - ellbeecee
here's a picture: very fancy! - Christina Pikas
"The lower end is completely maintenance-free, thanks to the self-lubricating design of the drive and exciter." ALL-RIGHTY THEN. - RepoRat
Why have I not seen this as a matchhotboxwheels before? My son would have loved this as a child. - Joe
LOL RR - lris
what do you think I meant by RISE of the machines? *pokes out lip* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
there, there, Bee, we acknowledge your innuendo - Pete
too late. I had to ask. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
sulking won't help - Pete
it soothes me - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I thought about Going There - maʀtha
also, I would absolutely watch the Barry & Pete Show - maʀtha
It would just be a lot of drinking and cussing. Lots of toilet humor. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I picture you both in smoking jackets - maʀtha
We'd be rated R for Rambling. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
R stands for so many other things - maʀtha
Really Tired.Rum. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
bless you - Glen Campbell
RT @egemini618: Every child left behind. Sigh. RT@NFLGoodwitch: *screams*
RT @egemini618: Every child left behind. Sigh. RT@NFLGoodwitch: *screams*
Sarah G.
Does "seeking world domination" count as political activities that might mess up ones 501(3)(c) classification? Asking for a friend.
I think it depends on whether you actually turn a profit. - Jennifer Dittrich
Only if for-profit companies benefit from your plans, I think (cf Yorba). - RepoRat
I think it depends on if you plan to just take it or if you plan to win it in an election. Seizing world power is probably ok, but trying to get elected as a 501 3 c is a no-no - Christina Pikas
RT @hanelly: Conflicted.
RT @hanelly: Conflicted.
ok, that took me way too long. - holly #ravingfangirl
Aww, missed my chance to reply to SELINA. Not distance nor color nor sleet nor snow will keep me from finding you, SELINA. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @fakelibstats: 90% of librarians are jealous of all the kids who get to read all summer
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I got a voicemail from a nurse practitioner in the Walgreens clinic I visited to check on how I'm doing. 😮 My own doctor doesn't do that!
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