#introductions Show more
Here's a much-overdue introduction!
Since Jan 2014, I've also been pursuing a PhD in #scicomm, from UWE Bristol (remote, part-time -- a hell of a combination that I do not wish upon anyone).
I love learning (about) programming.
#opendata, #CERN, article I wrote Show more
I wrote a piece on open-data practices in high-energy physics, published in the latest CERN Courier. It might interest some of you.
“Preserving the legacy of particle physics”: https://cerncourier.com/preserving-the-legacy-of-particle-physics/
#git Show more
Sorry, I should've added a link: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-on-the-Server-GitWeb
#git Show more
$ git instaweb
#Web30, joke, picture Show more
No big deal, just casually offering cookies to the inventor of browser cookies.
#Web30, #CERN, World Wide Web, joke Show more
I'm part of CERN's Web Team.
Our name should be Team Berners-Lee.
Adventures in #LaTeX Show more
I didn't know there was an "a4paper" option for the document geometry, so to change it from "Letter" to "A4", I entered the width and height manually.
Except I put in "pagewidth=210cm, pageheight=297cm".
And I wondered why the lettering on the output was so tiny.
What's an order of magnitude or two between friends? :P
information theory, biology, physics, origins of life Show more
Biology/Physics folks, what do you think of the ideas in this article (published 2 years ago)?
#Geneva, public transport Show more
The tram driver saw me run towards him and stopped the vehicle even though he had started to pull out of the bay, to let me on! This doesn't happen often — they usually stick to their schedules and sometimes leave early so they can stay mostly on time — so I am very grateful this morning.
#introduction Hi all :) I'm working on a Ph.D. on #STS, specifically studying the #openhardware for science movement (check openhardware.science). As an activist I'm interested in feminist approaches to tech. I worked on a community space trying that in Buenos Aires (ARG), I'm currently planning to start one in Geneva (CH). Half of my time also goes to personaldata.io (WikiData <3). Beautiful communities are what keep me existing through late capitalism, so here I am in Mastodon <3.
A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.
Opinions on language/style; some swearing Show more
My new (very polite) colleague and I often end up discussing language and preferred writing styles. Today, when I was in the middle of something, he turned to me and said, “Thoughts on Oxford commas?”
Without realising it, and in an almost involuntary manner, I raised my voice and said, “Fuck ’em!”
I hadn’t realised I hate them _that much_. Sorry, friend!
#LifeAtCERN #CERN Show more
"Bricolage", as they say in French! Or "jugaad", as we say in India.
Hey, folks. Long time, no see. Here's something I posted on Twitter and I thought it might interest some of you!
Want to surf the Web with the first ever browser, written by @firstname.lastname@example.org himself? Visit worldwideweb.cern.ch/browser/ where developers at a hackathon at @CERN@twitter.com have resurrected the venerable #WorldWideWeb browser (later renamed "Nexus").
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