occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Big news in :

- No more embargoes
- No more copyright transfer
- No hybrid journals
- A cap on APCs

...for practically all European-funded research from 2020 onwards. It's called , and it's fantastic!


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Export all your Inkscape files to 300 DPI PNGs :

for i in *.svg;
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Wanna generate PS level 2 PDF with texts as pathes ?

for i in *.svg;
inkscape $i --export-text-to-path --export-ps-level=2 --export-pdf=${i%.*}.pdf;

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Hi scholar.social!
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In my spare time, I play theatre, stringed instruments and computer games, and work on samba.org

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