R.I.P., American conservatism: What’s really behind the Tea Party’s barren individualism – Salon.com http://www.salon.com/2015/02/28/r_i_p_american_conservatism_whats_really_behind_the_tea_party%e2%80%99s_barren_individualism/

Issues are not addressed, problems are not resolved, because Southern Republicans are more horrified by cooperation with Democrats than by political dysfunction. They don’t want to govern the modern American state: they want to blow it up.

My Twitter Digest for 02/25/2015

Mellon foundation looking to fund next gen academic publishing projects


e Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new forms of academic publishing, which researchers say could further legitimize digital scholarship.

The foundation in May sent university press directors a request for proposals to a new grant-making initiative for long-form digital publishing for the humanities. In the e-mail, the foundation noted the growing popularity of digital scholarship, which presented an “urgent and compelling” need for university presses to publish and make digital work available to readers.

But the foundation quickly contrasted those opportunities with the economic realities facing many university presses. “These declines have made it challenging to find the resources that are needed to experiment with new digital work flows and publication models, and to create the business models and the marketing and discoverability strategies that are essential if electronic publication is to become sustainable and support scholarship in the 21st century,” the e-mail reads


Piecing together publishing – Inside Higher Ed https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/25/researchers-university-press-directors-emboldened-mellon-foundation-interest

My Twitter Digest for 02/23/2015

Run All Your Desktop Apps In Docker Containers

Most people use Docker for containing applications to deploy into production or for building their applications in a contained enviornment. This is all fine & dandy, and saves developers & ops engineers huge headaches, but I like to use Docker in a not-so-typical way.

I use Docker to run all the desktop apps on my computers.

Jessie Frazelle’s Blog: Docker Containers on the Desktop https://blog.jessfraz.com/posts/docker-containers-on-the-desktop.html

Running Chrome in a container sounds like an excellent idea to me. I think I’ll finally give Docker a try.