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I recently bought a used Intel NUC (from a very kind photographer I found on Craigslist) to continue my project, but I haven't had time to configure it yet.

I don't know what system to install on it, I feel like would be easy and convenient, but a generic distro like server LTS would be more flexible.

I'll keep updating when I get started.

I'm writing a paper, and I've found a decent approach to keep things organized:

1) Everything is in a repo, and i collaborate with the other authors through (private repo, for now).
Changes to the text are discussed through github issues and PR.

2) To overcome writer's block I wrote a one line comment where each paragraph will be, so that I get an idea of the logic of the paper.
The paragraphs then are folded (using ) into the one line summaries, to keep the overview.

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Anyone in North- or South-America reading this: would you be willing to help the #openstreetmap project by hosting a server?

The project needs additional "tile delivery servers" in the region to cope with the load, more details on the requirements here:

Boosts appreciated!

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Collapsed Mastodon version 0.8 is published. Release notes follow:
* Cancel composing with ESC key.
* Let the user interact with the discard toot nag rather than workaround it.
* Only support newest Pleroma's MastoFE (enabled pleroma and mastodon domains have different textboxes on settings page)
* Plenty minor bug fixes and code cleanups.

Firefox users can get it from AMO:

Chrome users can do a manual installation from git:

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@maloki I think we need a tech support network of humans who have set up self-hosting. Like an old fashioned who-you-can-call phone chain, so no-one gets overloaded but you don't have to go it alone.

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Classic academic bait-and-switch:
1) Professor gives an inspirational and informative colloquium that gets people excited.
2) They invite the audience to the in-depth seminar that will be held the following day
3) Seminar is given by Grad Student who is a terribly inexperienced presenter.

This should be illegal.

I have a & instance running on a that i can access from the internet. It's slow. How do I figure out what is the bottleneck?

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Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.

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The age of cheap information threatens to drown us in complacency. Knowledge will always outweigh information.
If Brazil's treasures burning teach this era anything, it should be to renew a dedication to the cultivation of knowledge in pursuit of wisdom.

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Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.

Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?

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Great privacy software exists. But what the world needs next is privacy infrastructure on which to deploy that software.

To make your own infrastructure, just install the free #FreedomBox private server system on a single-board computer.

We like the LIME2 made by Olimex. What single-board computer do you like?

I'm so happy that my plants survived my absence, my flatmate did a good job of keeping them alive.

This is my favorite plant, a golden pothos.

Just landed after a long flight. Caught up with some reading (academic and not), but doing actual work while in the cramped plane seat is too hard.
At least I didn't have an high altitude emotional meltdown as usual. That's a good start for this academic year.

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Just signed up for

It supports MathJax!

Now if there was a way to support D3.js and function plot, we could have some amazing capabilities and a really neat platform for developing (interactive) manuscripts.


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With Mastodon replacing Twitter, PeerTube replacing YouTube etc., I wondered about a replacement for A place where people can share their book reading experiences. Is there something like that already maybe ?

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I'm trying to take more control of my data (i.e. stop using Google for everything), so I'm trying to figure out what to do.

Does anyone know of a checklist or an extensive guide to self-hosting and related things?

I've looked into a few services but it's confusing, there are so many things out there. Does anyone use NextCloud?

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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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