Here are some of my fictional books that embody this magic+math aesthetic:

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The thing you have to keep in mind about the tech field is that white guys are invested in running out every other social group when it comes to that field because that is the only way they can maintain their 'dominance' of it.

This is the objective context of working in technology. If a dude isn't actively fighting against this context, he is enabling it.

Either you're for more diversity in the field or not. There is no middle ground.

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Hey you should probably phase Evernote out of your workflow. Probably an open source option out there.

We’re answering all of your questions right now on r/linux! buff.ly/2DdO5vw

[Re]introducing RadioSocial.org, a Mastodon instance for anyone with an interest in radio in all its forms, anywhere in the world.

Whether you're involved in community or college radio, LPFM, amateur radio, short wave listening or DXing, or whether you're just a lover of radio, you're welcome at RadioSocial.org.

It's been placed on a more sustainable (read: cheaper) footing this time and should easily stick around if people use it. If you have any questions, please let me know!

At the same time, I’m *~very much not~* a cataloging / resources librarian. I’d be super interested in learning whether / why this is generally considered a best practice, if it’s not just a common practice.

Related to that last retoot from @DoctorZen, I also think it’s counterproductive for library resources to have simple binary markers for “peer review,” as peer review indicates a process rather than a status (unlike :OpenAccess: ). I’ve had to clarify many times that yes, a journal overall includes peer-reviewed articles, but the particular thing on this screen is actually an editorial that’s not gone through the same sort of process.

Basically: binaries bad, almost all the time.

Our library tags some journals as "Peer reviewed" -- but they don't know where that information comes from: neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/09

visual metaphors, :OpenAccess: , idle speculation Show more

image metadata, Mastodon, iOS app recommendation Show more

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RT @toorsdenote@twitter.com: The classroom I'm volunteering in still has technology textbooks from the 1980s in it. Is this not the most glorious stock photo of all time?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/toorsdenote/status

right-"libertarian" thought is an entire ideology built around rationalizing why individuals and institutions who have power bear no responsibility to those who lack power

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

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