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Christina Hendricks

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debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry

Well, it's worth a try...anyone know any other linguists on here? #introductions

A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.

Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

New guide on universal design for learning in higher education, from the Taylor Institute if Teaching & Learning at University of Calgary

This is a a really helpful guide for in higher ed!

@jc Oh interesting to imagine it could support ActivityPub. They say their features will be supported by members so if they get up and running then this could be suggested!

@Matt_Noyes I haven't used Researchgate except that I sometimes try to download stuff from it and one has to be a member, which is less than ideal. my sense is that this new one (Scholarly Hub) would have stuff available even if you're not a member. The focus is on sharing and connection rather than money-making, and it's the latter that requires closing things off. AT least, that's how I'm reading their info so far.

@metnix @Matt_Noyes My sense is that Researchgate and Academia do all those things because they need you to engage with the platform to make money. If Scholarly Hub is not about making money then I expect that kind of activity will be less. But this is a guess at this point.

Regular reminder that you should put image descriptions

I have recently learned about Scholarly Hub, a membership-driven hub for sharing research and teaching, connecting with others, housing pre-prints, and more. Seems like something like but not for profit and that doesn't sell your data. Check it out:

Maybe kind of like a co-op for scholars?

This is great news! BCcampus (a provincial organization working on higher ed issues in British Columbia, Canada) is piloting an tool to help faculty and staff check materials they put on their course websites:

Who on the west coast near Seattle knows of open Python developer positions?


Asking for a friend.

Signal boosts appreciated is an instance focused on free and open-source software. Come join the conversation :)

Request for federated blog software rec's Show more

@lauraritchie @robparsons @Downes @wion Yeah, those are amazing. We don’t have them here on West Coast but I’ve seen them on the East Coast several times.

I want to love the fediverse, but I'm still looking for the place where open-source techies hang out. As always, the hard part with federated systems is discovery, though does help quite a bit.

I ported over all Medium posts to the new blog!

I know I still need to add sharing buttons below the content but I'm tired. It should look fine on mobile now, too

@robparsons @Downes @lauraritchie @wion Nice! They’re usually only active at night, right? We don’t have any here, sadly.