IDW 2018 was an important platform during which 'international' was extended to Africa, and data workers from all over the world were given a voice to engage in future dialogue.
It was a long trip. It has been a long week. Feeling relaxed and renewed, and much grateful to the University of Botswana and the people of Gaborone.
Check out our presentations at #SciDataCon in #IDW2018
- Communal Sharing of Sensitive Data
- Retooling An Open Data Repository for A Research Data Repository
- Case Studies on Mutually Enriched Data Projects
Thank you all for an exciting, loving, and challenging week!
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「法新社引述自由之家主席 邁克•阿布拉莫維茨 (Michael Abramowitz) 說，民主國家在數碼時代掙扎的同時，中國正在對內對外輸出自己的審查和監控模式，以達到操控信息的目的。 報告發現，在 65 個參評國家當中，中國官員與其中 36 個國家的代表舉辦了培訓和研討會，他們交流的內容包括新媒體和信息管理。」
Matt Schiavenza @ Asia Society: What's Happening in Xinjiang? Four Questions About China's Human Rights Crisis
The one million Uighurs reportedly detained in camps — many for infractions as minor as growing a beard, purchasing a tent, or praying — represent more than 10 percent of their total population in Xinjiang. Their absence has ruptured communities across the area.
"On the streets of villages you can only see very old Uighurs," Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist who has reported extensively on the camps for Radio Free Asia, told Asia Blog. "Younger men and women are gone. This has greatly damaged Uighur society."
We are happy to launch depositar today at San Francisco at the ECAI Workshop in conjunction with PNC 2018 Annual Conference. This is a research data repository built on top of CKAN but with many new features.
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Super Typhoon Yutu
In just 30 hours from October 23-24, 2018, a tropical storm in the western Pacific Ocean exploded into a category 5 super typhoon. ...
Super Typhoon Yutu has tied Super Typhoon Mangkhut as the strongest storm on Earth this year and is likely the strongest to make a direct hit on the Mariana Islands since modern record-keeping began. ...
Call for Participation in RDF-DEV Community Group
"The RDF-DEV Community Group has been launched: RDF-DEV, for developments relating to W3C RDF, including collaboration around applications, schemas, and past/present/future related standards. Successor to SWIG/RDFIG."
Yuchen Live Presents Outlet Drift performing Cactus Flower
玉成戲院錄音室 -- 漂流出口 -- 仙人掌的花
So nice getting away from Taipei.
Dawn Bazely: Why Nobel winner Donna Strickland didn't have a Wikipedia page
On Oct. 2, when Donna Strickland won a Nobel Prize in physics — the committee recognized her work on a method of generating laser beams with ultrashort pulses — she was only the third woman in history to do so. That day, she finally got a Wikipedia page of her own.
The long delay was not for lack of trying. Last May, an editor had rejected a submitted entry on Strickland, saying the subject did not meet Wikipedia’s notability requirement. Strickland’s biography went up shortly after her award was announced. If you click on the “history” tab to view the page’s edits, you can replay the process of a woman scientist finally gaining widespread recognition, in real time.
Upon receiving the Nobel, many commentators were surprised that she had not reached the rank of full professor. In response, Strickland said that she has "never applied" for a professorship; "it doesn't carry necessarily a pay raise", so she "never filled out the paper work." More simply: "I do what I want to do and that wasn't worth doing."
How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever (Brian X. Chen, NY Times, 2018-10-10):
"After I completed these steps myself, there was no sense of closure as I had expected. That's probably because I knew I might end up reversing the Facebook deletion for the sake of writing instructive articles like this one. I have 30 days to decide."
The g0v summit is live!
The summit is the largest in Asia on civic tech and more. It has been held once every two years in Taipei since 2014.
By the way, g0v is a word play on gov in case you are puzzling.
Full Moon Above Super Typhoon
"In September 2018, Super Typhoon Trami barreled across the Western Pacific basin, visible east of Taiwan in this nighttime image. ...
A nearly full Moon lit the tops of the clouds. At the time, Trami was the equivalent of a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour."
(Image from NASA Earth Observatory)
Mid Autumn, Tainan City.
Food and drink in front of a histocial temple the night before.
〈黃昭堂公園落成 陳菊致詞並勉勵基進黨〉 （芋傳媒 2018-09-21）
寰宇新聞：黃昭堂紀念公園啓用 陳菊 : 蔡英文百倍懷念