Pinned toot

if you subscribe, you can expect all this and more, delivered straight to your timeline:

- behind-the-scenes of doing psycholinguistics research
- live regrets (a.k.a. "things I wish I'd known earlier, that are now making life hard for me")
- mild-to-warm takes on FLOSS, commercialization, and research
- lots of boosts of people asking for help, because everyone deserves to survive
- REALLY bad puns (no more than 1/day)
- existential crises (no more than 1/week)

Pinned toot

Hi everyone! I'm a grad student at Northwestern University, currently using to figure out how we learn sound patterns () of new languages

queen in need of assistance UPDATE Show more

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.

asking for money Show more

This is a regular reminder that there will always be more ideas than you know what to do with, and more often than not someone has already ran with the better ones, saving you a lot of trouble and effort in the process

nothing like yelling random words at your laptop trying to get your voice key to work!

someone write a voice key for OpenSesame / expyriment, I will cite you in every single paper I write

looking for good alternatives to PsychoPy that are going to be around for a while

i'd try expyriment but i need voice key support

this can't be the only way, can it?

begging :( Show more

Job loss, selling stuff to pay bills Show more

looking for good alternatives to PsychoPy that are going to be around for a while

i'd try expyriment but i need voice key support

this can't be the only way, can it?

Fediverse and negative identity Show more

preregistrations + Show more

Please boost! Desperate trans girl needs help! $$ Show more

not to be a broke ass opportunist bitch lol but support your local trans man if you can ♥️
paypal: paypal.me/ashleyvillers
cash app: cash.me/£AshleyMVillerd

hey so we have no income right now due to DWP fucking us over completely, and we're down a lot of money. i got paid £133 this month and i'm still being fucked with tax. i'm sorry we have to keep begging and posting about this but we have very few places left to turn. our rent and bills are coming up and they add up to over £600

if anyone wants to commission me, i please hmu. or if y'all want to donate paypal.me/n7loren

this is majorly affecting our health, both physical and mental...

the Mastodon Community Survival Fund is officially depleted, and if you'd like to add to it to help our fediverse neighbors in need, our Liberapay is here:

liberapay.com/MCSF/

We are looking into other ways to accept donations too.

If you're in need right now, we can at least keep boosting your requests for assistance. Send us a DM if we don't see you first. ❤️

Show more
Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on scholar.social will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3. (The administrator is defending their doctoral thesis on 2019 April 2, and wants to reduce the chances of surprises leading up to that date. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite.)

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 in academia, 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

Read more ...