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Daily Archives: December 7, 2021

TSA Guide – How not to be “That Guy” at the airport checkpoint

This is a short written guide accompanied by gifs – the one that got me was: 5. If you must travel with it, know how to safely pack your gun!

See also LifeHacker for additional information – How to Avoid Getting Flagged By the TSA – Having never traveled with coffee beans I found this advice…interesting…”Although there are no rules against packing coffee powder or beans in your luggage, you may want to avoid doing so, as this can get you flagged by security due to coffee being used to cover up the smell of other illicit substances…”

US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions

“The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched the US Climate Resilience Map: A Pathway for City Solutions. This new, publicly available online tool is the first-of-its-kind to map both climate risk and social vulnerability across the United States, arming city leaders and community members with census tract-level understanding and visualization of local… Continue Reading

Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2021 – Chapters 1 and 2

Menell, Peter S. and Lemley, Mark A. and Merges, Robert P. and Balganesh, Shyamkrishna, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2021 – Chapters 1 and 2 (July 11, 2021). Available at SSRN: or “Rapid advances in digital and life sciences technology continue to spur the evolution of intellectual property law. As professors… Continue Reading

Bruce Mehlman’s Top 2022 Risks Deck

Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti – his 29 slide deck is titled Living in Limbo – Anticipating the Top 2022 Risks in Politics & Policy “Uncertainty, volatility & disruption are the new normal. 2022 will neither be the best of times nor worst of times. COVID won’t magically go away nor kill us all. The… Continue Reading

The International ILL Toolkit a crowd-sourced tool for global resource sharing

OCLC: “Join this webinar on 17 February 2022, Time 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America] to learn about the International ILL Toolkit, a freely available, crowd-sourced effort designed to promote and enable greater ease of global sharing among libraries. The International ILL Toolkit is a freely available, crowd-sourced effort, initiated by the OCLC SHARES resource sharing… Continue Reading

Keep it Locked – A special issue about protecting yourself in extreme circumstances

The Verge: “Security isn’t just about passwords and databases. It cuts down to the most basic questions of what we need to protect ourselves and the people we care about. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about how people protect themselves in the most extreme conditions — whether it’s Muslims navigating FBI surveillance or… Continue Reading