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let's test a platform for shared conference notes 

Want to help test out a platform for collaborative notes? After @RaoOfPhysics's suggestions, I'm thinking that might be a good choice for & other conferences.

Here's a test pad to play around with:

Bibliography management 

I have written a short post with the details of my setup:

let me know if it need clarification or improvement! 😄

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Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:

A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."

So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.

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Do you know that LinuxJournal has a bunch of eBooks (about Linux) free to download, without even requiring to submit your information?

Hey @InvaderXan if my Ivy is growing away from the light does it mean that I have to move her to a shady place?

I've found her broken on the side of the street and she took root beautifully, but I'm afraid I'm not letting her live in the best conditions.

Bibliography management 

Update: I'm now synchronizing my papers using NextCloud.

I created a zotero account, so the metadata is synced with their server, but the actual files are on my home NAS.

I can now delete the papers from my laptop, and download them on the fly when needed simply double clicking on their zotero entry.

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One of the talks (by Sean Carroll) is through a live phone call. It's amazing how in 2019 we still cannot have a stable voice link, even with the resources of the APS.

About to start the talk "The universe as a quantum computer" by Seth Lloyd at

Remember how I'm only going to the "general physics" talk at the ?

It's a delightful mix of actually fun things (physics of rugby scrum) and the most ludicrous pseudoscience. I love this.

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In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:

Each neighborhood:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.

You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.

IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.

pro tip: do not take the silver line. It's too crowded and you will miss the first three talks, at the very least.

Getting ready for the meeting.
I'm anxious that I won't understand anything, so I decided that this morning I'll only go to the "general physics" fun talks and the colloquium-like ones this afternoon.

I hope there's food.

And of course, I almost forgot that March in Boston is winter. Not end-of-winter-going-on-spring, proper Winter.
With 30 cm of snow on the ground.

Going to the , on the other side of the city, will be fun.

I've just found out that the official hash tag for the March Meeting is

I wish all physicists visiting it a rewarding experience!

(the fact that coffee will be served only between 9:30 and 10:00 is seriously BS though 🤦‍♂️)

Related: what's the best way to set up access to an IM channel that I can later revoke? ?

I can host it, as long as it's not too many people.

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Who's going to the March Meeting in Boston?

Is there any talk you suggest attending?

Wanna meet up for a coffee and talk about physics? 😁

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University of California couldn't get Elsevier to agree to universal to UC research so they're not renewing their contracts with Elsevier. Fascinated to see How this plays out. (go bears)

Self hosting 

I've upgraded to an i3 NUC. I finally managed to focus on it after one week of too much work.

Thanks to the people at I'm now proudly running server, with a few containers. For now, just:
But I'll expand in the next weeks.

Does anyone know how to redirect my domain name to heimdall without messing up letsencrypt?

Bibliography management 

Is anyone doing something like this? - 2/2

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Bibliography management 

I've tried a few ways to organize my papers, and while is amazing for handling a single bibliography, I wanted something to keep my full collection of papers and books under control.
So I moved to , and I'm pretty happy with it. Especially with the "Better bib(la)Tex" plugin, the "keep updated" option for exporting to .bib files is wonderful.
Now I have to find a way to keep the library on my NAS but use the client from my laptop - 1/2

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