open access publishing in philosophy 

@twsh

* Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology: ptpbio.org

parler, hacked 

Looks like via a WordPress plugin exploit, literally all the data from Parler has been breached, including DMs, the photo of a driver's license you needed to verify your account, and even some deleted posts. They weren't taking out EXIF metadata, so also you've got loads of GPS-tagged photos.

Spicy.

I still feel like I'm settling into this community, but happy new year, all. As a colleague just put it: at this point, I'd be ecstatic for a normal year.

@Cyborgneticz The only reason I didn't is because I'm lucky enough to be the son of a freelance editor. I totally would have otherwise.

my new sporting event is just watching these two Teams bots fight over this student

Not that I have any content left there, but quality work by 2020 to come in late with the Gmail + Google Drive + Youtube outage.

@greyor I experimented with an instance, but had some real trouble self-hosting it. It's got some challenging dependencies. (Couldn't get their Docker container to start, couldn't get all the deps installed native on my server.)

Given the choice between paying for Wallabag on their official platform and paying for Pinboard, I picked Pinboard. It may not be OSS, but it's been around forever and is rock solid stable.

@drbjork It's got font shapes just soft enough that I don't get fatigued working with it, but it's still entirely identifiable and works fine for actually coding in addition to TeX or Markdown.

@twsh Pandoc's notes function makes it surprisingly painless. I recommend it!

You can even wind up with a pretty decent looking output if you invest some time into the Beamer customization:

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I finally finished updating the latest version of my lecture notes scripts, which build nice PDFs of slides and notes from a single, combined, easy-to-write Markdown file.

Does that sound like something you'd like? Check it out on @codeberg, all you need is Pandoc, and you can customize it to your heart's content: codeberg.org/cpence/lecture-no

lafayette gumbo, a thing I hate 

@Cyborgneticz I was all ready to jump into this thread and bash weird gumbos but then I realized my family recipe (at least 4th gen, Galveston Island cajuns) is roux-less, thickened only with filé, so I should probably not talk smack

Belated birthday present from BJPS – project that took a year's work with two of my lab members finally coming out soon.

Will post a summary here when it's actually online, but short version: What kinds of philosophy-of-science inferences can be justified on the basis of text analysis of scientific journals?

No, but really, though, the only project to create a CLI version of Notational Velocity was written in Python and is now defunct. I'm about 2/3 done with a new one on a day's work, and pretty stoked about it...

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me: I should look at the way I handle notes again, I've been having trouble with information retrieval

*six hours later*

me: so I've written an app for searching and filtering notes by content and tags but I'm waiting on a pull request to get merged in the CLI toolkit for Ruby—

*oh god why am i like this*

@docskrzyk Question from someone wandering in hunting a Slack replacement for an academic research group: What's been your experience with Matrix? Have you been running your own homeserver? Sorry to come out of left field, but I don't think I know anybody who uses it...

(aside related to last post: in searching for info about Matrix I misspelled it and discovered that Matrox still exists and makes graphics equipment?!?! I haven't heard that name since like 1998)

Okay, so Salesforce is probably buying Slack. I know at the very least I should try out Mattermost, that's the main OSS alternative. Anything else worth looking at? My lab mostly uses the chat and file sharing features; is there an open Discord alternative that might fit the bill?

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