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  • Happy Friday! If I didn’t do my weekly Friday Quickies, would I even know what day it was?

    First, COVID-related items:

    Why, yes, I AM going to keep insisting that everyone read about how time duration of […]

  • What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will.

    First, some COVID-related stuff:

    The Risks – Know […]

  • Hello, friends! This weekend I finished the Impossible Semester, so I look forward to putting the Cute Animal Fridays BACK on actual Fridays. For now, here are some good reads from the week.

    As we struggle […]

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Heck yes on numbers 1 and 2.

    On number, 3, I have so been guilty of this and am torn between “AH PUBLIC SAFETY” and “STFU ME IT’S NOT MY BUSINESS.”

    Anyway, I’ve stopped being annoyed at the new neighbor throwing small outdoor parties in his backyard. Cuz maybe we’re all just going a little bug nut crazy and need to sit in a somewhat socially…[Read more]

  • I can’t believe it’s already May. Where did April go? Oh yeah, in a haze of anxiety inside my house…

    Do you find yourself saying, “how are you?” and realizing that’s a ridiculous frakking question right […]

  • The husband is making chocolate chip pancakes, and the dogs are snoozing on top of each other next to me. Enjoy the little things that can bring a bit of piece and joy to all this!

    Okay, enough sappy shit… here […]

  • Hello, all! What differentiates the weekend from a weekday for those of us stuck working at home? Less Zoom professional meetings and more Zoom happy hours.

    COVID-related stories:

    Check out this long and […]

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    *Applause.gif*

    Not only is it misogynist, it’s ableist AF. The fact that I am still FUNCTIONING as an educator despite raging anxiety disorder set off by *waves hands around* all this should be the highlight of my tenure package.

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    OO! Academic buuuuurn. That was good.

  • My Friday Quickies have slowly become the weekend quickies because time has no meaning…

    Feeling helpless during this pandemic? Amnesty International lists ten ways that you can fight for human rights while […]

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Nice! That certainly is an appropriate activity for that topic.

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Ha, that’s awesome! What was it a picture of?
    I don’t have that book home with me, but we used an old (3rd?) edition of Mechanics of Materials by Hibbeler. And I’m using 8th ed of his Engineering Mechanics: Statics right now. One of my colleagues bought up a whole batch of each textbook for super cheap, so the students just borrow them from us…[Read more]

    • A bungee jumper. A group of us were at the Alameda County Fair (just over the bay from Rebecca!) and they had a bungee jump set up. Haul you up about 100 or 150 feet and then you jump out. It was cool. Way to short, I mean the “ride” lasts less than a second. But still cool.
      When we walked up I took some pictures of the person jumping.…[Read more]

  • I started this article on remote teaching a few weeks ago when just about every college and university was scrambling to covert their in-person classes to a remote instruction model. But then, well, I got busy […]

    • Hi Noisy, This is almost off topic but maybe not quite. You mention a course in a sequence called Dynamics and Strength of Materials. Now I’m keying on just those words… Do you (or they) use a text book called “(Intermediate) Mechanics of Materials”?

      Some years ago (wow, i just looked and its been more than a decade) a guy emailed me. He had found a picture I owned online and wanted to use it in a text book he was writing. I said sure and we emailed some forms back and forth so he could use it legally. The only payment I asked for was a copy of the book.
      And then I forgot all about it.
      About 18 months later I get a package. A text book. Mechanics of Materials. Paged thru it and found the picture. Wow. How cool! But wait. That’s not actually the picture he wanted to use. And they misspelled my last name. Bummer. But it’s still pretty cool! 🙂

      I check in here at Skepchick every day and just seeing that combo of words in your post brought all this to mind.

      jim

      • Ha, that’s awesome! What was it a picture of?
        I don’t have that book home with me, but we used an old (3rd?) edition of Mechanics of Materials by Hibbeler. And I’m using 8th ed of his Engineering Mechanics: Statics right now. One of my colleagues bought up a whole batch of each textbook for super cheap, so the students just borrow them from us every year. Because textbooks are EXPENSIVE!

        • A bungee jumper. A group of us were at the Alameda County Fair (just over the bay from Rebecca!) and they had a bungee jump set up. Haul you up about 100 or 150 feet and then you jump out. It was cool. Way to short, I mean the “ride” lasts less than a second. But still cool.
          When we walked up I took some pictures of the person jumping. Handed my camera to a friend and he took pics of me jumping.
          The initial picture he wanted to use was one of me. But for whatever reason, they grabbed the pic before that one and used it.
          If you ever do come across the book it’s on page 402…

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you, Buzz! I saw his tweet about that… I’m glad there’s a whole article. I can see it, but it’s early in the month so I probably haven’t run out of my “free” ones yet. I’ll see if I can find out about the Contact form…

  • Hello again to another Friday… oops I mean Saturday! Having trouble keeping track of days? Well, we all are. My mostly-optional Zoom online class schedule is the only thing that’s really keeping me aware these […]

    • I tried sending this link to the “Contact Us” and it said it couldn’t send it. You (the generic, Skepchick “you”) might not have received it or you might have got about 5 copies. Any way, it’s related to the whole mask controversy, so I porting it here.

      This was in today’s Boston Globe, which I fear might be behind a paywall. The author lives in Columbus Ohio, so I hoped it might have been published elsewhere, but couldn’t find it anywhere but in the Globe:

      https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/05/opinion/why-i-dont-feel-safe-wearing-face-mask/?s_campaign=breakingnews:newsletter

      It is a very serious concern that never occurred to me as a middle-aged white guy. The CDC (or FEMA, which seems to have been utterly useless in all this) should distribute about 4 billion masks with “Don’t Shoot!” printed on them. (A box of a dozen to everyone in the country.) As if they ever would.

      • Thank you, Buzz! I saw his tweet about that… I’m glad there’s a whole article. I can see it, but it’s early in the month so I probably haven’t run out of my “free” ones yet. I’ll see if I can find out about the Contact form…

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Oh my goodness the tossing in the bin results are adorable!

  • We’re in a whole new world… here in the US specifically in the last two weeks since my last post. One would think I’d have plenty of time to write now, right? Not so much… first off, taking your well-planned […]

  • Hey, all! I’d like to expand on my previous post with helpful COVID-19 links. Also, I owe you a Cute Animal Friday!

    These links came in from Mad Art Lab’s Seelix:

    A coronavirus explainer for kids, from NPR. […]

  • Hey, all! I feel like I’ve spent the last week in some kind of Twilight Zone here in the US with regards to all of the coronavirus news. Luckily, I have some friends with biology expertise who can help me navigate […]

  • Noisy posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yup. Uh huh. Totally on purpose. Totally not a typo…. 😉

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