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I've currently got my follows locked down but please feel free to send me a follow request. I'm always excited for new followers, but I probably won't approve your follow request unless you have an informative bio/an intro toot/a reasonable number of toots/I know you, or at least some way of knowing what you're interested in.

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I should probably do a little (re)introduction. I lead on research data stuff at the British Library, including supporting internal researchers and services for BL users.

- I run the UK DataCite Consortium :doi:
- I'm a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow software.ac.uk/about/fellows/j
- I'm passionately into all things open, especially open research
- I contribute to communities like the-turing-way.netlify.app/, openlifesci.org/, librarycarpentry.org/, carpentries.org/

tangential covid reference 

is it just me, or are almost all mainstream tv shows and movies now essentially speculative fiction, since they all seem to be taking place in a parallel universe where the pandemic never happened?

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Do you think about yourself in the third person?

#poll

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All parsers are inaccurate.
All data is dirty.
All statistics are lies.
All models are approximate.

If you stop the world to do it right,
the result will often be more wrong.
There is no end to the weird machine.

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Red Green, the Canadian comedy character, tells his audience as parting words, "Keep Your Stick On The Ice"

I'm curious about something, do you have context for that phrase? and if not, do you have a guess for what it is saying?
(cw if you know)

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Am I a Reply Guy? A Flowchart (uncaptioned) 

mutuals feel free to give constructive criticisms. If anyone wants a tts readable version, dm me and i'll link you the doc. if you like it feel free to repost wherever

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If you read about Jean and Jorts, please read this too.

the extended metaphor for workplace accommodations nobody asked for
graniteandsunlight.wordpress.com/2021/12/16/jean-and-jorts-the-extended-metaphor-for-workplace-accommodations-nobody-needed-but-my-brain-insisted-on/

"Abled people spend a significant amount of time designing things they just assume will work for disabled people because they think that disability awareness is a matter of *morals* and not practicality. They think that ‘being a good person and having good intentions’ is enough to understand what’s needed, because they’re trying, and that’s the important thing. Nope. The important thing is that it actually provides a solution to a problem, and if you don’t speak to disabled people before buttering them with margarine, you may find a horde of angry people who don’t really care that you thought you were doing a good thing with your weird ramp if it’s so steep it’ll tip a person into traffic, or your metal studs in the pavement help one group of people while providing a major slip hazard for others."

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Looking to pursue a PhD? If you're Black and live in the UK, the University of Glasgow has ten fully funded scholarships available, for study in any subject.

gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengi

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LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

For everyone that says that #IDontHaveAnythingToHide regarding #privacy, I just want to let you know that I am a #transgender woman, living in the same household as my parents, who are not fans of the #LGBTQ+ community, and I have to hide the fact that I'm #trans because I'm not ready to tell my family who I really am until I am able to move out, where I can truly have a place to take refuge to if they don't accept me for who I am.

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I wonder how many educators are on here.

There were thriving communities of educators on Tumblr and Twitter, but Tumblr's went to heck after moderated hashtags went away and Twitter is ... Twitter.

The fediverse has Scholar.social, but that's more of an instance for college/university level academics. I'd like to connect with other K-12 educators.

advent of code 

oh yeah, I see we've got to the "tedious bookkeeping" part of this year's aoc, but that might be some light relief tbh. my solving has slowed down now: day 14 clearly has some internal structure that I need to stare at until it falls out, because only a supercomputer has enough ram to brute force it, day 15 I know the algorithm, I just haven't got the headspace to wrap my head around doing it in haskell yet

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TIL about bat, when someone screensharing displayed a YAML file in their terminal. It's quite a bit more pleasing and informative than cat.

I am hopeful about this new generation of command line tools like xsv that are coming out of the Rust community.

github.com/sharkdp/bat

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Anyone here know of any good Bluetooth transmitters with AUX in? I've looked around but I can only seem to find devices where it's an after thought at best :boost_requested:

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Anyone on here have tips for wire management? I think my game is pretty decent but it's something that admins have been doing for so long I'm sure there's best practices out there I'm not following but also I have just been unable to find literally anything on it :BoostOK:

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Give me your recommendations for fantasy or sci-fi books by authors who are not straight white men please! 1, 2, 3, Go!

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Ok, I've assembled almost all of these into a big Kindle list for easier viewing, if anyone wants to trawl through for recommendations - amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PV5 . I'm not suggesting you buy them through Amazon, it was just easy to make the list there. :D The only ones not on there are ones I've bought already, so if you want the full full complete list, you'll have to browse the masto thread :D

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It’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Here to say hi, I’m disabled, and psychiatric conditions count as disabilities.

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monads are just spicy function composition with a bad name

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Financial fraud terminology question 

It's ok, I remembered: wash trading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wash_tra

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