So true, the irony (:
I was never a user, but it sounds like a great service. A real shame it's shutting down.
I'm wondering why they aren't open-sourcing it, that at least would remove the time constraint. If it's a really useful scholarly tool, then possibly some universities would like to use it/invest some resource in it? For the discovery aspect, federating it sounds like the best option. Each university could offer their instance to their users, and federate it with other universities/educational institutions.
I replaced the Nexus 7 with a Pixel C with the folio cover, which has been my favourite gadget ever, honestly. Versatile, portable, etc, but I don't think they make them anymore. If you can find a 2nd hand 64gb version, I recommend them though.
There are likely much cheaper and HW-wise more up to date Android tablets out there, but as I'm happy with the Pixel C for now, I haven't done any research, so not much help from me there I'm afraid (:
I sadly had to put one of the household's Nexus 7 to rest. Symptoms not entirely like yours, except for the eternal boot times. Mine ended up being so laggy it was impossible to use.
Scott Galloway looks back at his 2018 predictions, and makes his predictions for 2019.
Every time I watch these I'm thinking, that some business leaders out there are either saying "how does he know this", or taking notes on where to go next.
My friend Simon released his app called Peregrine this week. From the description:
"Pick a starting point and an end point – Paris to Berlin, Mumbai to Kathmandu, Vancouver to Mexico City, or anywhere else – and walk the journey with your own steps. Every day, you'll see a new photo taken at the place you've virtually reached."
iOS only, get it here: https://
I used to have an interactive map that I maintained listing the countries I had visited. It was hosted on a site called world66, which is no longer. Went looking for an alternative, and found https://
Looking forward to catching up later!