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Hello all! re-
I am a student studying at the University of Washington's iSchool for my Masters degree in Library & Information Science. I love books, painting, hiking, board games, and playing with my pups. (: I did away with Facebook & I look forward to connecting with you all here!

I used to like Slackbot before my employer forced us onto Teams. Are there any #selfhosted chatbots that can do things? Plug into services, send me reminders, etc.


Didn't get the house after all 😭

Attribute Utility in Libraries 

"Much like working with a diversity of people, working with a diversity of items requires a rich understanding of differing values.

Rather than creating a ridged structure based on the assumed nature of the item (e.g. They are books written in English) the same way our society determines structure for our people (e.g. They are white men), having a diversity and fluidity of attributes allows for a greater potential for precision and recall."

- Myself ()

A Conceptual Model to Advance Indigenous Knowledge Organization Practices (2/2) 

"Living in its midst is like existing in the eye of a hurricane; it seems to be something happening far away in a distant foreign country, but actually, it unfolds through myriad mundane acts.

...the ideology is in the will of the obedient settler: the citizen who fulfills the promise of the nation-state by normally and systematically denying Indigenous peoples’ existence, experiences, and rights to representation."

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A Conceptual Model to Advance Indigenous Knowledge Organization Practices (1/2) 

"Colonialism, in its many aspects, is a cyclical and regenerative ideology that, through the intentional subjugation of a class of people by another elite class, results in a widespread terraforming or settlement of Indigenous lands, eradication of Indigenous philosophies and languages, and the physical and social death of Indigenous peoples (Littletree, p. 411)."

revised7 re #introduction

New account, new home, new introduction. I used to toot&boost at @cadadr.

One '90s kid from Turkey.

Within linguistics I mainly ❤️ sociolinguistics, phonology, & usage based grammars, in no particular order (but I'm currently working on an MA thesis on phonology of Turkish). Combining theoretical and experimental work is my jam.

I'm also interested in (teaching) computing in social sciences and fully open research & science.

Been fiddling with computers since I was 11. I mostly hack Emacs Lisp, Python, R, Perl and shell, but I'm a total proglang nerd and ❤️ learning about all langs. I'm also interested in declarative reproducible systems. My stuff at:

Follows welcome but please read my profile first.

Hello, good afternoon, yes, sorry for the bother, but...

Someone needs to make this, please? So that I might give them all the money.

A while ago, I saw a toot from someone linking to a website where an algorithm would produce an endless beat of electronic music (from lo-fi to techno, depending on the settings).

Sadly, I haven't bookmarked that.

Anyone here knows what I'm talking about and can help me finding it?


What I read this year! :blob_smile_hearts:

Top 6 picks:
- Spellhacker by M.K. England
- Loveless by Alice Oseman
- Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels
- Slay by Brittney Morris
- The Tea Dragon Society & Festival by Katie O'Neill
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

(more info about those top picks in thread below)

In Search of Zora (2/2) 

"Advances in credit systems, banking and finance, and industrial agriculture owe their egis to the bodies of enslaved Black women, children and men. Historicism often allows the reader to gloss over the details of how capital legalized Black people’s dehumanization. African Americans are but shadows of a grandly staged narrative about American capitalism. History
is often written by the victors (Brown, p. 145)."

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In Search of Zora (1/2) 

"The history of Black women is often told from the position of the victor.

Most often the experiences of Black women are lost in a narrative about the triumphalism of American capitalism that ignores the interdependence of the economic relationship between the North and South that slavery facilitated.

[...] modern day capitalism owes many of its foundational managerial practices to the ubiquity of slavery in all aspects of business (Brown, p. 145)."


My Fiancé & I will have been engaged for 2 years come the 21st.

...or are we not counting COVID years? :BlobCatGooglyShrug:


I want a Fairphone, but M'erica won't let me! 😭

Quitting Capitalism: A Twelve Step Program to Becoming a Socialist* 

*Updated Invitation: (On Etherpad rather than Google Docs!)



My instructor has been missing/ re-scheduling video lectures, due dates, and other content (I'm in an asynchronous online class).

She let us know that it was because she feels like "a husk of a human" this far into the quarter.

I'm sympathetic, I mean, I can't imagine teaching this many students during a pandemic.

But, also, I'm paying a lot of money. Like, too much money. and my peers & I are also operating in the middle of a pandemic.

I can't help but feel her privileged

Internet Archive Launches New Pilot Program for Interlibrary Loan

> Internet Archive is now making two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable fulfillment...

Non-returnable? Does it mean they're given away for free to the #libraries ?

#InternetArchive #RapidILL #bibliothèques

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