I spent all of Thursday and Friday on zoom, from 9-5:30 each day with no breaks other than quick runs to the restroom often not during breaks. So Saturday this introvert spent playing spelling games on the switch. Which I should not play video games because now that’s all I want to do and DH had to gently drag it out of my lands last night in order to get me off the couch. Anyhow, that’s why this is Sunday link love. There’s not many links because during the week I kept seeing them and thinking I would remember them and of course I didn’t and by the time today rolled around all the twitter feeds had long-since moved on. There’s important things happening out there but I can’t remember what they are. I need to do less service. Also I need to get off this grant proposal where the PI is completely disorganized and the senior white male Co-PI doesn’t believe in the existence of the very commonly used term that the granting agency is interested in and goes of on 20 min lectures without allowing interruption on how all social scientists believe X, when in fact, not even most sociologists believe X, just him and all of his indoctrinated students and former students. The PI is going to be sad and she’s going to spend a lot of time trying to convince me to stay since I’m the only person on the team with any organizational skills apparently and she’s been trying to convince me to join a group on a tangentially related topic that sounds like a book club that meets 2x/week and also a support group for stuck at associate people. Except I’m not really *stuck* at associate, I just did not *want* to go up for full even though I should have done it 3 years ago (I’m going up this year because none of the reasons I was putting it off for turned out to help because my department head decided to reward the person in my department who she believes is incapable of service and a lazy teacher because this person has slightly more citations on google scholar, which is a function of hir having been out longer even though zie got tenure later, and having most of hir papers coauthored with a big name in the field even if they’re at second-tier journals, thus breaking a long-standing tradition of rewarding the good citizen, whether research active or not, who has been in the department longest). Anyway, I should get these two meager links posted. FML.
You can play the original oregon trail on stata! (But not the dying of dysentery version– this is a precursor). I also added a few of these ado files to my stata. I’m contemplating whether or not it is worth capture ssc install to some of my .do files so my RAs get a surprise at the end of a program.
Here’s a post on the topic of disability simulations that we were talking about the other week. I did not google for it– I came across it organically! Here’s a quote that better puts into words what I’d been thinking:
The difference will be because, without any of the coping skills and techniques people with disabilities create and master throughout their lives, the best you will be able to manage will be to emulate the experience of being the single most hapless, incompetent individual with that particular disability on the face of the planet.
which then has the possibility of limiting what kinds of jobs we think disabled people can do and decreases a focus on accommodations.