Daily Archives: 2020-07-10

Macintosh SE Health Check

I had my dear old Macintosh SE out for a health check as I slowly extract my vintage computer collection from the (unconditioned) place I’ve been keeping it at my parents house to the basement of the place I’m renting. It had a couple interesting findings that seem worth putting online, including another floppy drive rebuild and a slightly elaborate fan replacement.

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To avoid higher costs for online students, UK caps tuition for undergraduates

Source: Kentucky.com -- Education

Article note: This is unexpectedly classy. The "Charging higher tuition for remote classes" thing UK has been doing is bullshit, but at least with the edge blurred and the awareness that the plans for in-person classes are unlikely to work as published, they're doing something reasonable.

The University of Kentucky will cap tuition and mandatory fees for full-time students irrespective of how many in-person or online classes a student takes. In previous years, students who took … Click to Continue »

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Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time (2015)

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Huh. I've always intuitively known "brainstorming" was totally bogus, but it's nice to have evidence. I _despise_ the "Think-pair-share" phrase, but will freely admit it's a much more credible way of working an idea, that is not as obviously oriented toward "encourage the loudest idiot."
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