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.
Server upgrade and Patreon
Many of you have generously offered to support https://scholar.social as our server costs are going up
For the VPS tier we're on, this last upgrade brings our costs to $36/month and ~ $10/month in S3 costs for media
I set up the following Patreon page:
Please do not feel obligated to donate, especially if it would stress you financially
But if you are able, willing and happy to keep Scholar Social running, please do so! :)
In my spare time, I play theatre, stringed instruments and computer games, and work on samba.org #introduction
Microbiologist, co-author of antiSMASH, Open Source geek, views are my own.
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.