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Precarious workers, COVID-19 

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Precarious workers, COVID-19 

COVID-19, librarians vs teaching faculty 

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I am digging Firefox's Container Tabs. It's kinda like their Facebook Container but "a more general extension that allows you to create containers and determine which sites open in each one".

It's particularly nice to stop e.g. social media tracking you across the web, and for sites where you use multiple logins (e.g. personal & work accounts). And once you've opened a site in a particular container, you can set it to always open in that one by default, if you like.

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/c

HTTPS TLS certs, vendors 

Collegial governance (lack thereof) 

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Collegial governance (lack thereof) 

Learned how to use youtube-dl today.

For work: profs subcontracted a local company to create some instructional videos; company posted them to YouTube and might not have the originals anymore. Profs own copyright and want copies of the videos in our institutional repository, away from an ad-plagued platform.

So if worst comes to worst, I'm ready...

Trying to figure out the most environmentally friendly options for some renovations. The most friendly option is to not renovate.

But then the staples continue to stick out of the vinyl flooring, as they have for 14 years...

Wanted: a Canadian librarian to give a keynote on digitization and metadata. Maybe my digipres.club friends can recommend some good candidates?

/cc @anna @ashley @sabrams

Yay, our national library & archives was able to harvest our theses & dissertations collection, and I only had to tweak one thing in our DC-to-ETDMS stylesheet.

DSpace keeps throwing curves at us after ten years but it is still running and maintained, so there's that.

github.com/dbs/DSpace/commit/9

Turns out it was an amazing largely one-person performance by Matthew Heitl, with some assistance from puppets and shadow theatre.

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Off to see a local production of A Christmas Carol with the family. No idea what to expect!

I had been using a convoluted approach with an rPi 1 to provide a Google Cloud Print interface, but this is far better.

And Google Cloud Print is going away, of course: support.google.com/chrome/a/an

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Last night I set up a Raspberry Pi 2 as a print server for our 13 year old (!) Brother HL 2040 printer at home.

The rPi is running Fedora Server 31 so it's getting regular updates, and provides a nice web-based management UI through Cockpit.

I relied on gist.github.com/leafstorm/b2e9 for the bulk of the printer setup info.

Should have been working on my research but was in a mood to solve this long-standing problem.

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University printing user experience 

Library homepage maintenance woes 

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Library homepage maintenance woes 

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