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All my publications are available on this page. Tell me if that is not the case and I will add anything missing.

creating a new carbon offset startup where we just do large scale industrial sabotage and use the money we get for the best lawyers available

My review soundtrack for today will be the Song Contest playlist which can be found at

Fedivision is "our" answer to the , where musicians from the fediverse compose a song for a (usually fictional) country. Voting is done through a bot interaction, so all users of mastodon and other fediverse platforms can decide on the winner.

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Once again, I must
ask that you adopt a more
civil tone, user

It's 2022 and Apple Mail doesn't have a hotkey for going to the next unread email.

it’s time to kill the old world.
it’s time to birth the new.
it is a time of monsters
on the muppet show tonight

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The university just killed my email setup by some updates. 😑

I might need to move to Outlook. 😬

Have to fill out performance evaluation forms today. Does wonders to my will to work & live.

@yaxu any sufficiently advanced academic conference is indistinguishable from a travel agency.

angry at a website 

Stop valuing my privacy and start respecting it.

It's hard to do hermeneutics when I can't reliably spell or pronounce 'interpretation' correctly.

Also (and this is my last thought on this I promise)

Thinking in terms of the health of the Fediverse

Masto instances shouldn't let themselves get too big

No instance should be "too big to block"

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All that to say,

If you want to get to know some cool kids on Scholar, welcome, pull up a seat, the coffee machine is in the kitchenette over there

But if you want to maximize user engagement with your brand, I'll kinda be actively putting up roadblocks to that kind of behaviour here and you'll eventually get frustrated and leave

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Hey everyone, I've had a few people ask and I'm not having problems with the moderation work-load, but thanks for checking!

You're generally very easy on me as a mod

The bigger reason why I closed sign-ups here is that building community just isn't something that can be done at scale

It takes relationship-building, getting to know people, connecting with them, vulnerability, consistency and investment in each other

And no it won't be the same as academic Twitter


Have you seen Twitter?

It’s kind of absurd that this bundle is priced at just $5. I bumped my payment up to a multiple of that. I encourage you to do the same if you can afford to.

we should start using the word sigmundfreude like the word schadenfreude when we talk about making overtly lewd interpretations of things that are non-lewd on surface

In an effort to reduce misinformation on the net, I have inadvertently added to it. β†―86JAN

"We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing"
- Oliver Holmes

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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, administratorsβ€”anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.