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We’re answering all of your questions right now on r/linux!

[Re]introducing, 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

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:

visual metaphors, :OpenAccess: , idle speculation Show more

image metadata, Mastodon, iOS app recommendation Show more

Privacy on Mastodon Show more

RT 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?


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

Random file question for folks who use Linux Show more

Random file question for folks who use Linux Show more

Finally: 'master/slave' terminology removed from Python . May appear superficial to some, but signals like this entrenched in tech culture contribute to exclusionary environments.

nascent makerspace excitement Show more


language grumbles Show more

web accessibility, decisions Show more

"The world's unfair, kiddo" is not an argument for "then allow unfairness", but instead is an argument for "Then make the world *FAIR*"

RT Like our Color Communication buttons and want to bring them to your own events and things? The template is now available for download!


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Scholar Social

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, 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.

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