let's test a platform for shared conference notes Show more
Here's a test pad to play around with: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/ROiiiWJhOGIiohCw-i2dEl+A/
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.
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 Show more
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.
About to start the talk "The universe as a quantum computer" by Seth Lloyd at #apsmarch
Remember how I'm only going to the "general physics" talk at the #apsmarch?
It's a delightful mix of actually fun things (physics of rugby scrum) and the most ludicrous pseudoscience. I love this.
In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:
* 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.
#apsmarch 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 #apsmarch 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 #apsmarch, on the other side of the city, will be fun.
Explaining git and software development without being technical Show more
After reading https://kitty.town/@GinnyMcQueen/101688023906508502, I realized I did not know of any complete, non-technical and debutant friendly overview explaining what is git, a pull request, a fork, an issue, a release...
I've spend the last few hours writing soemthing to, hopefully help with that.
What do you think of it? I'd really appreciate your feedback!
I've just found out that the official hash tag for the March Meeting is #apsmarch
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? #matrixchat?
I can host it, as long as it's not too many people.
Self hosting Show more
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 linuxserver.io I'm now proudly running #ubuntu server, with a few #docker 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?
I like physics, plants, baking bread, tinkering, hiking, and too many other things to be listed.
Talk to me about self hosting and free software.
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