Another friend showing me a link to something they published, another time it has so many trackers and third-party scripts that I can't see what they made :(

Kennt jemand ein Tool für die Verwaltung von Research-Artikeln / Notizen usw. - Open Source, natürlich.
Zotero sieht mir zu neugierig aus.

Laurentian University cuts 

update: Pundit Alex Usher, who is the kind of 'nonpartisan' who loves to criticize students and workers for acting in their economic interests, is seriously wondering whether the administration at Laurentian deliberately closed the line of credit whose loss triggered the fiscal crisis

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pandemic, local government websites in AT 

The government of Austria has been hiding its website on number of COVID cases and deaths by region, and replaced it with an infographic about the number of people vaccinated. Both show an upwards trend so they are almost the same *headdesk* The real site is

Laurentian University cuts 

Most of the programs in the Faculty of Arts (plus many faculty in the survivors) will be eliminated by their administration. The unions have suspected something was wrong for years but the administration stonewalled then came out with a polished "there is no alternative" speech

I volunteer as 'IT person' for a museum in its early days, ( - @EICAS).

I would love to connect with other "museum people" and "museum IT people", here and elsewhere.

Any boosts/recommendations welcome!

Is there an open source browser that doesn't harvest my organs for google, that isn't attached to a dying organization, that isn't just a clone of one of those likely to share its fate, and that isn't operated by creepy crypto dorks? like anything? Is it just dillo? Am I stuck with Dillo?

Laurentian u financial crisis, precarity 

Faculty at Laurentian U were given 3 to 4 days to decide if they would take early retirement :ferris_worried:

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the ideology of free software 

OTOH, we do live in the time of a war on general-purpose computing. Corporate smartphones and app stores are straight out of the nightmares of the 1990s.

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the ideology of free software 

oh wow a piece on Free Software and US-American right libertarianism c/o @22

web coding 

I might go as far as coding part of the page in Markdown, but it gives me a squibbly feeling- its assumptions about what a typical page of writing complains are much narrower ! Not having to worry about HTML escape characters would be handy, but adding the step of "convert Markdown to HTML" would be a bother.

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web coding 

I am learning towards the conclusion that the best way to built my new static website is HTML files plus a script which wraps boilerplate around them. Hugo seems to add way too many abstractions and languages to learn on top of HTML and CSS. Are W3C Schools and still the basic references from going from coding the files to uploading them onto the server?

Your occasional reminder that if you have a website that is in any way "UK-based", however you choose to define that, you can submit it to be archived by the UK Web Archive, based at the British Library 📚

They pick up most .uk domains, but rely on nominations to identify everything else:

They also can't automatically pick up open licenses, so this is a way to tell them that your content can be openly accessible in the archive.

scholars of bureaucracy and organizational power, who should I be reading for the phenomenon about how people in power will claim they are powerless to do anything even though they actually can, if they actually had the courage to do so? Inspired by this example of LSU's former president confirming what we all know about how big athletics shapes everything around university priorities

Any Aussies out there want to share an idiom with me? I would like to know how to say "I screwed up" in Australian. I created a shemozzle?

Also, related: how do I say "I'm sorry"?

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