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Ryan P. Randall @foureyedsoul@scholar.social

writing centers & libraries, collaboration, good feelings Show more

Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

Meta; welcome! Show more

@jasminee @bgcarlisle And a lot of those "ideas" are definitely just questions! The latest is basically just "What if instead of 'intellectual freedom' we talked about 'intellectual liberation'? What values, rhetoric, & infrastructure would most likely shift as a result?"

@jasminee @bgcarlisle I realized a while ago that I'll get hung up on having to give a baby idea a title & thereby formalize it way too soon. So now I have .txt files for each year, each titled something like `2018 academic ideas to remember`. Each new idea goes at the top w/ a heading & the date, so I can figure out the context later if necessary. The files are also on Dropbox so I can edit them w/ a notes editor on my phone, so I can pin down fleeting ideas even when I'm not near my computer.

Scholar Social community standards Show more

Hi, if anyone knows of a #mastodon instance that is basically intersectional feminist tech/design ladies, please shout.

If not, this feels like an instance that I need to create. 😎

This site feels OVERWHELMINGLY populated by men. Ladies, where you at?

hey so remember how I wanted a project gutenberg corpus with every plaintext file in an easy-to-use format? mastodon.social/@aparrish/1005

well I wanted it so bad I guess that I went ahead and made it github.com/aparrish/gutenberg-

@ron If you do find an alternative you like, please let us know. I’ve considered SpiderOak as well in the past & am inching ever closer to getting a carry-everywhere laptop with Ubuntu or more likely Pop!_Os.


I think people would understand CW better if it were renamed 'subject line' - much like emails (and good old usenet and even blogs) where people get to choose to open it or not.

#Getonourlawn #Mastodon #fediverse

@bthall I find that a lot of SK posts are like that: they seem *~very~* otherworldly. Partially that’s bc I do OA work as a journal editor & as a librarian at a community college. And partially that’s bc I think their analyses & writing routinely miss the mark. This post would be vastly improved by jettisoning the intro where Anderson flattens nuanced arguments into simplistic characterizations. The ICIJ reports seem solid enough to focus on, with journals conducted almost like bitcoin miners.

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@beezyal @bgcarlisle Thanks you two! I might just start doing the link-to-toot strategy for now. Less than ideal, but I’ll take what works!

Is there a way to add a cw when boosting something? I’m not sure if I’m missing how to do that or if it’s just not a feature in yet.

My #mastodonadmins friends: I think the wave of spammers is going to get worse, and I think it goes a lot further than just spam. Basically, I think Russia is going to try to use us the same way they used Twitter and Facebook in the 2016 elections. We can't let that happen.

I wrote a little about this at blog.freeradical.zone/the-russ which includes something you can do on your own instance today to help.

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.)

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academic writing style observation Show more