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Publishing open acces as an independent scholar? Show more

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Tools that I use to supercharge my -based :python: workflow:

pew: virtualenv
pip-tools: requirements.txt
pipsi and GitPython: installing CLI tools
pip-autoremove: "pip uninstall" package and dependencies

I am now considering getting pyenv and get rid of altogether.

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Editors leave Elsevier and start their own journal Show more

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I refuse to buy 90% of the books for my comprehensive reading guides. They are all public domain now, and I am too poor to get all of these books for one damn test.

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Ugh, my laptop is very obviously not made for non-Windows systems. I had to install a custom-made WiFi driver as a kernel module bc my Realtek WiFi adapter didn't have a native Linux driver, free or proprietary; it doesn't wake up from suspending so I've had to disable suspension which had led to it getting very hot and a lot of battery drainage...

I've had to do a lot of workarounds just for it to work worse than it did while running Win10. I'm considering reinstalling Windows...

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PhD length mention Show more

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Maybe some of the linguist or social science folks here can help me out: is there an alternative word for "tribalism" that people use? I always feel uncomfortable using that term since it seems possibly derogatory towards actual tribal communities. I don't know if that's a common opinion or not, but I'd just rather use something different if possible. Thoughts?

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A little girl at work asked me if I wanted to know what her favorite #dinosaur was... I squatted down to her eye level (I'm 6'4" and she's a 5 year old) and said "I want all of you kids to listen to me carefully, I don't care what I'm doing or how old I am, I will ALWAYS want to know what somebodies favorite dinosaur is."

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If you're considering academia as a career, Dr. Jonathan Sterne has a fantastic page of professionalization resources:

It's possibly most relevant to social sciences & humanities folks—and certainly to (North) Americans—but it's a practice I wish more academics did.

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I shared a video of my psychedelic new latinamerican band already.

Check out my other band:

The Casual Acoustics

We are a jazz trio that plays the good old standards:

With yours truly on the double bass.

Sharing is caring! Boosts are encouraged!

#jazz #music #album #independent #amsterdam

Hello, i'm working on a MA in Humanities at The University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, TX, USA. I also work as a Writing Tutor and a Parkour Coach.

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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.

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