Can anyone give me a sound reason why I should *not* try switching to IE as my browser? The constant stream of Flashcrashes and script-stoppages on Firefox is wearing me down, and Chrome's unwillingness to let me avoid Sans Everywhere is a turnoff...
Interesting sequence: Yesterday, the paper (SF Chronicle) arrived on our Kindle...dated December 14. Nothing else wrong (except one doubled story, and we're used to that). Today, email from Kindle apologizing for the error, saying it's being corrected and telling us how we can delete the Bad 12/14 Issue and replace it with the Good 12/7 issue.
The VHS issue is rearing its ugly head again. Unbeknownst to me, we didn't finish deaccessioning all the tapes and because I didn't install a VHS player in the new media screening room (was told we weren't supporting the format), a handful of people are irate. Do not want.
Interesting post at Skitch today--not only the story (which is reasonably balanced) but David Wojick's first comment (a reply to someone else's) and Harvey Kane's comment, both of which clarify that these two are blindly opposed to any and all OA, and so can be ignored in the future:...
Odd weather for this weekend's Holidays in the Vineyards (an oddly low-key set of 30 or 40 separate slightly special events): After a few days of welcome storms, we get sunshine and 67F--with more sunshine promised for tomorrow. Then back to the much-needed storms (if we get 40 or 50, mostly snow in the mountains, it might help).
Sad OA Confession: I really, really want to be an Enthusiastic Supporter of Martin Eve and the Humanities Megajournal idea. And I find that I can't--that in a field where most OA journals are both narrow and free to authors as well as readers, I'm not convinced that One (heavily-funded) Journal to Rule Them All is a good idea. My bad, I suppose.
"Nature, one of the world’s most-cited scientific publications, took a step toward open access on Tuesday by granting its subscribers and journalists wide authority to let outside readers view its articles at no cost."
I was going to bump my request for help finding Chrome's "don't let sites override my preferred typefaces" option--if there is one--but now I can't even find it in My discussions. Maybe I never asked the question?
I do despair of some folks' literacy when I see all these posts complaining that adopting a license saying "do anything you want as long as you provide credit" allows other people and companies to make money off your work. So now we need a CC-BY-BG license: bad guys (Big Corporations) don't get to make money off your stuff, but other companies do?