Also, if you missed it on Twitter, I am crowdsourcing a title for the job search ebook. My working title of "Escaping the Ivory Tower" seems a bit to pejorative about academia. So- submit ideas here or on Twitter. If I pick your idea, I'll give you a copy of the new book and a copy of Taming the Work Week. Help me out, please, because all of the ideas I've come up with so far frankly suck.
Anyway, on to the links. Let's start with the serious/depressing ones:
This post from Shakesville about rape threats is hard to read, but important. I don't think ignoring the online misogynists is really working, so let's try talking about them and getting angry.
In my perfect world, there would be laws against what they do and we would enforce them.
But then I think about how Congress couldn't even pass a law to strengthen background checks after the Sandy Hook shooting, and I get depressed about the chances we'd ever get a law against internet harassment, or get anyone to take the fact that these guys are making actual threats of harm seriously.
Speaking of guns, here is a really good meditation on the sobering reality of what can happen when "a good guy with a gun" tries to intervene in a shooting event.
Speaking of problems Congress is ignoring, xkcd does an excellent job of illustrating what is at stake with global warming.
So all of that was rather depressing. On a slightly more upbeat note, I really liked this post from Julie Pagano about how to fight to make things better for marginalized people in tech, and think there are ideas in there that translate out to a lot of other problems, too.
Miles O'Brien wrote a moving and fascinating piece about life after losing an arm.
Did you know the Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Waterson made a brief reappearance in comics? Stephan Pastis tells the story, which is awesome.
Speaking of comments, Xykacademiqz wrote about a new comic she found and it looks really good.
I like my Tungsten Hippo quote so much this week I'm going to share it here, too:
"Work was the life, & who you were as a mother, teacher, friend, citizen, activist & artist was all the same person." http://t.co/iFJpYXV0Ec
— Tungsten Hippo (@TungstenHippo) June 13, 2014
And finally, if you haven't seen the Tumblr that turns academic papers into clickbait, you must check it out right now.