griffey

Librarian/Technologist, currently Director of Strategic Initiative for National Information Standards Organization. Creator of LibraryBox and Measure the Future projects, former fellow at Berkman Klein Center.

Recovering academic, enthusiastic tinkerer/maker, obsessed with theater. This Account Kills Fascists.

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Re: my Mac Mini post from earlier - I just discovered that the entry level M2 Mini (256gb ssd, 8gb RAM) is just $499 in the Apple education store.

That’s got to be the best price/performance ratio for pure computing power ever.

January 18, 2023
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in a rare move, Apple released a new Mac mini that might be the best overall deal in computing. It's $100 cheaper than the previous model, with new M2 chip, more GPU cores. For $599 you're getting a ludicrous amount of computing power.

January 17, 2023
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Finally playing around with Midjourney, and the reliance on Discord as an interface/platform is breaking my brain a little.

January 16, 2023
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Well, crap. My favorite Mac calendar application (Fantastical) is jacking up its annual subscription, and the features it's "adding" aren't anything I will use. Can't justify supporting a 40% price hike and not using any of the new features.

Guess I'm looking for a new Calendar app now. *sigh*

January 13, 2023
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Is anyone aware of a Chrome extension that would mimic upcoming browser privacy changes (turning off link decoration, obfuscating IP address, killing 3rd party cookies entirely...)?

I'm interested in being able to test systems to see what services will break under what circumstances....

January 12, 2023
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For what it's worth: Working at a Standards organization is nothing like it's portrayed in Andor.

starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Imper

January 11, 2023
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Man, professional wrestling is wild right now, y’all. The rumor sheets all say that the WWE, the biggest wrestling company in the world, has been sold to the Saudi Arabian government and is being taken private.

January 11, 2023
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The Berkman Klein program fundamentally changed me and my perspective on the world. The people I met through the experience continue to challenge my thinking and make me better, people like @natematias, @n8fr8, @Schneier_rss, @Zittrain, @ethanz and more. Fellows applications are open now: cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/

January 04, 2023
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For anyone in one of the various information professions, the Earlybird rates for the conference that I Chair (NISO Plus) run out January 9th! Take a look, there's likely to be something interesting to you! Metadata, DEIA issues, identifiers, open access policy issues, and lots more!

niso.plus/2023/01/niso-plus-20

January 04, 2023
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Watching the various corners of the world I'm affiliated with (Higher Ed, publishing, research, libraries) grapple with AI/ML is both frustrating and amusing.

January 04, 2023
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After just a bit of struggling to sort out the appropriate VirtualHost incantations, I've finally got all of NISO's legacy domains updated and pointing at shiny new updated servers, complete with Lets Encrypt and certbot active.

January 04, 2023