Mine! Mine! Mine!
With the new Kramp'Ikri event on star trek online this season came a new accolade to collect: mine, mine, mine! I was aiming to earn this before Christmas hit (and I started working more on my dissertation)...and mission (just) accomplished! In the Kramp'Ihri event (usually comes along twice per hour) when you attack the Kramp'ihri, one of the things that he tosses at you (from time to time)
Sev TNG: Make it show ;-)
I just realized that both Sisko and Picard are bald...(original archive here)
Publons year in review
Today we're looking at my year in review at Publons (a site which helps you track the academic peer reviews you've done). This site is a little more interactive (you have to mouseOver in order to see some stats.. Here are some of the MouseOver stats:Total citations of reviewed manuscripts --> 3 (average for field 7.4)Total citations of authored manuscripts -->2 (average for field
Quora year in review
The year-in-review parade continues with Quora. I guess everyone can see that I am much more of a browser than an answer provider on quora, but I guess I answer limited times but put thought into it...Thank you, ApostolosThanks for being a part of Quora in 2017! Let's look at some of the ways you helped share and grow the world's knowledge this past year.Your 2017 Highlights44ANSWERSNEW FOLLOWERSYour
wow! alumni relations!
Very odd to be getting an alumni relations birthday wish, appreciated nevertheless oh great algorithm!
Awwww Nintendo! Your algorithms remembered my birthday! Even though no human was directly involved I am touched ;-). On another note, feels odd to be sharing a birthrate with a current Pope (fact courtesy of Google).
Review: Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses
Sunday, Dec 17 2017 01:30 | Academia, Books, goodreads, MOOC, PhD, review, Social Media, Social Networks
Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses by Steven D. KrauseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an interesting collection of essays by people (who I think) met through an xMOOC (EDCMOOC) and decided to put their experiences together. It was interesting to take a slice of MOOC history and read some initial reactions to this phenomenon. Although, calling EDCMOOC
Star Trek TCTU ideas (part I)
Bring these back ;-)The other day I was thinking back to the 1990s and early 2000s when we had two or three star trek series going on at the same time. Man, that was entertaining ;-). The recent DC universe (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) shows on the CW have made me ponder about what a Star Trek equivalent would be like (call it the TCTU - Trek Cinema and TV Universe -
Sev TNG: Program #9
I guess the subtext here is something sexual in nature? The punchline sort of works because it it leaves a lot to the imagination, but it's not all that funny :-/ (original archive here)
Seems like today's news comes in the form of the demise of Storify - a tool that I don't often use, but many in my academic circle tend to love. The tool allows you to aggregate content from other social media sites, like facebook, twitter, instagram, the web (and more) and put those in collections called...Stories! I've used it a few times for conferences, but the last time I really used