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Finally *extremely* happy to announce that my book on the history of concepts of chance in evolutionary theory will be coming out (maybe even this year!). Read more about the project here: blog.pencelab.be/2021/the-rise

Linus Torvalds, anti-vaxx response 

Ha, Linus responding in length to an anti-vaxx post on #linux kernel discussion list.

/dev/log 

New post over at my development log! Go check it out: devlog.charlespence.net/

As I wait for my iPad to update iOS for the millionth time, wondering about recommendations: who's building cool, open tablets out there? At least Android, maybe even a crazy Linux distro, on something light and vaguely iPad-shaped?

I'm going to use this until it falls apart, of course, for sustainability reasons, but last I looked at non-Apple tablets it was pretty disappointing...

A poll (my first!). Is Google your email provider? I just want to get a general feeling how much of a monopoly it is in a relatively tech-savvy world of Mastodon.

Boosts are welcome!

/dev/log 

New post over at my development log! Go check it out: devlog.charlespence.net/

Come work with the Logic Group at the Philosophy Department, University of Milan! Postdoc in Logical Foundations of AI – Deadline 30th June 2021
filosofia.unimi.it/logic/open-

ph, not COVID but depressingly close 

Man, I've been hit by the worst allergies I've had in years in the last week. Trouble sleeping, headache. I'd worry about COVID, but major congestion, no cough, and only losing smell when, you know, no air through the nose. I think Brussels has just found some kind of new arch nemesis pollen for me...

#SaveMills 

Mills College is a HWC that has been educating women for 17 decades. Today, it's undergrad student body is women, enbies and trans people, while it's post-grads have always been all enders. A majority of Mills students are BIPOC and a high percentage are the first in their families to be in higher education.

Mills is teaching the leaders of tomorrow and is .

(For instance, it's hosting our tiny family video collection with the videos themselves on DigitalOcean Spaces – 1TB of outbound bandwidth for $5/mo, and I *think* it's unlikely I'll exhaust that.)

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Of course, bandwidth can be a problem (!), so if you have a huge collection this will be an expensive solution – you should be using a PeerTube instance instead. But if you just want to put your personal videos online somewhere to show your friends and family occasionally, then I think this is a really clean solution.

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Have you ever thought to yourself "if HTML5 media playing support is baked into modern browsers, why is it hard to self-host a video gallery?"

It's not. Google's Shaka player JS, plus ffmpeg to transcode your videos to DASH, works like a champion to make your own personal mini-YouTube. Check out the basic scripts here on @codeberg: codeberg.org/cpence/videos.the

health- 

ugh, not now psychosomatic pseudo-cold that i give myself every few years from overwork, i have too much work to do

🚀 Trusted sources tell me this Philosophy of Lambda workshop will be great & there is still time to register: history-and-philosophy-of-phys (June 16, register by June 8) #philsci #lambda #science #cosmology #philosophy #time #physics #epistemology #space #academia

Anybody out there need 32GB (2x16G) of DDR4-2133 *registered* RAM? Crucial 1.2V CL15 RDIMMs.

I don't own any server boards anymore. Would be happy for it to have a good home, it would make me slightly less furious for not realizing that I needed to buy new RAM when I replaced my old office desktop mobo. Will gladly ship, esp. in EU.

(Why did I have a server board and RDIMMs in my office desktop? I have literally no idea at this point)

Excited to be giving a talk this afternoon in a conference hosted by Yafeng Shan at Kent on metaphilosophy. Not my usual bag, but I'll be talking this afternoon on the nature and justification of digital methods in philosophy!

You can still register, just check the program and write to Yafeng here: shanyafeng.com/philosophical-m

New Video about #SaveMills - why this college should be saved 

After the post, we got some questions about "What is an HWC?" It's a Historically Women's College. What this means and more about the college is in our new short video: vimeo.com/546889519

You can also always check out our website for the latest news from our campaign. www.savemillscollege.org

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Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

academic job market 

The major aggregator for philosophy jobs in the English-speaking world has listed thirty tenure-track jobs. For the entire year. It's May.

Without some kind of serious compensating action – I'm talking a few years of actual, concrete, above-average numbers – these are worldwide-crisis grade numbers that will cost us an entire cohort of scholars, and harm countless departments. (Administration w/o a balance of junior & senior faculty is hell.)

dailynous.com/2021/05/04/job-p

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