Mastodon internal dev politics Show more

Tech stuff: git and dotfiles Show more

Ashwin boosted

It's #FOSDEM 2019 and you can join the fun remotely! Here are links to all the live streams:

Ashwin boosted
Ashwin boosted

Why does that sound familiar? 😅

(can't find the original source unfortunately)

Ashwin boosted

A comparison of messaging software Show more

Ashwin boosted
Ashwin boosted

In the time it took you to read this toot, planet Earth lost over 200 trees as over 3 acres of forest were destroyed. 😔🌳

Ashwin boosted

climate crisis / deforestation / solarpunk Show more

FB mention, Instagram deletion Show more

Ashwin boosted

Computer Humour Show more

Bye bye LaTeX Show more

Ashwin boosted
Ashwin boosted

Mozilla: We're going to block trackers!
Google: We're going to block the thing that blocks trackers

Hey fellow Mastodonians!

I know mean well when you add a Content Warning (CW), but please be a bit more descriptive (say 3 or more words).

Some of us unknowingly click it because we can't bear the suspense, and the CW does not have the intended effect.

: You should use ...
> ... CW's (content warnings) that are accurate and descriptive enough

Politics Show more

Show more
Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on is open to anyone who is willing to abide by our Community Standards. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite!

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

Read more ...