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RT : Tonight kicks off the launch of the Grand Challenges blueprints.
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2 Ways to Auto Change the Colors of Incoming Meetings Based on Organizers in Outlook Calendar
In Outlook, if you may hope to show the incoming meetings in different colors as per the different meeting organizers, you can use the methods introduced in this article.
Auto  Change  Colors  of  Incoming  Meetings  color  category  Conditional  Formatting  Meeting  Organizer  outlook  calendar  VBA  pst  repair 
2 days ago by DataNumen
Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations
Higher education issues of change and how to have these conversations
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2 days ago by jhudsonsc
Twitter
RT : read the entire thread. and then try it. one tiny step towards improvement at a time.
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3 days ago by wasnotrice
Spark: Shortcut Manager
Spark is a powerful, and easy Shortcuts manager. With Spark you can create Hot Keys to launch applications and documents, execute AppleScript, control iTunes, and more...
You can also export and import your Hot Keys library, or save it in HTML format to print it.
Spark is free
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3 days ago by ebouchut
Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin - Los Angeles Review of Books
"How do you feel about ebooks these days?

When I started writing about ebooks and print books, a lot of people were shouting, “The book is dead, the book is dead, it’s all going to be electronic.” I got tired of it. What I was trying to say is that now we have two ways of publishing, and we’re going to use them both. We had one, now we have two. How can that be bad? Creatures live longer if they can do things in different ways. I think I’ve been fairly consistent on that. But the tone of my voice might have changed. I was going against a trendy notion. There’s this joke I heard. You know what Gutenberg’s second book was, after the Bible? It was a book about how the book was dead."



"You once clarified your political stance by saying, “I am not a progressive. I think the idea of progress an invidious and generally harmful mistake. I am interested in change, which is an entirely different matter.” Why is the idea of progress harmful? Surely in the great sweep of time, there has been progress on social issues because people have an idea or even an ideal of it.

I didn’t say progress was harmful, I said the idea of progress was generally harmful. I was thinking more as a Darwinist than in terms of social issues. I was thinking about the idea of evolution as an ascending staircase with amoebas at the bottom and Man at the top or near the top, maybe with some angels above him. And I was thinking of the idea of history as ascending infallibly to the better — which, it seems to me, is how the 19th and 20th centuries tended to use the word “progress.” We leave behind us the Dark Ages of ignorance, the primitive ages without steam engines, without airplanes/nuclear power/computers/whatever is next. Progress discards the old, leads ever to the new, the better, the faster, the bigger, et cetera. You see my problem with it? It just isn’t true.

How does evolution fit in?

Evolution is a wonderful process of change — of differentiation and diversification and complication, endless and splendid; but I can’t say that any one of its products is “better than” or “superior to” any other in general terms. Only in specific ways. Rats are more intelligent and more adaptable than koala bears, and those two superiorities will keep rats going while the koalas die out. On the other hand, if there were nothing around to eat but eucalyptus, the rats would be gone in no time and the koalas would thrive. Humans can do all kinds of stuff bacteria can’t do, but if I had to bet on really long-term global survival, my money would go to the bacteria."
usulaleguin  2017  evolution  progress  change  diversity  differentiation  diversification  complication  difference  ebooks  publishing  writing  sciencefiction  scifi 
4 days ago by robertogreco
Rebecca Traister on the Post-Weinstein Reckoning
As stories about abuse, assault, and complicity come flooding out, how do we think about the culprits in our lives? Including, sometimes, ourselves.
sexual_assault  sexual_misconduct  sexuality  reckoning  guilt  shame  feminism  absolution  knowledge  learning  teaching  change  growth 
5 days ago by jbkcc
What happens if we burn all the fossil fuels? | Ars Technica
It has been decades since we recognized the threat of climate change, yet very few governments have instituted policies that address the threat. The first strong international agreement was only established very recently.
climate  change  energy 
5 days ago by jeffhammond

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