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As my bio says, I am an economist by education, IT engineer by trade and still lamenting that I didn't study physics instead. Currently working at a technomagickal makerspace on acid. Building the platforms and systems where others develop software for detector arrays and crunch the numbers that come out of the experiments at CERN and elsewhere. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing the most boring part of the work :)

Since the manual says so i let everyone know that i moved to @qcat

bleak politics, civil war, let's have a Talk 

Collective Content Curation Thesis 

Chernobyl 

Thank you to everyone who shared and/or read my post about my film preservation and archival efforts. I'm excited to be able to share this work as I get through it.

This is one of those things that I'm going to talk about a lot in fits and spurts (because I'll only be working on it a few weekends a month, and because I'll be working on lots of other stuff in the meantime) but I'm really excited to take y'all on this journey.

Hooray.

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Good morning. The time is 6:49 AM, Central Standard. My friend @oneironaut is in need of about five respondents who would be willing to chat about their experience with social media, privacy, and Mastodon. He is sourcing information for his Master's thesis.

I can personally recommend a chat, as he is very kind and easy to speak with. He hopes to wrap up interviews by the end of the week, so if you feel like making a friend and having an interesting chat, send him a message!

Astrophycisist lunchtable rant 

Stupid Sci-Fi Film Premise 

> Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a ‘Pirate Bay of Science’ Never Goes Down

> A new project aims to make LibGen, which hosts 33 terabytes of scientific papers and books, much more stable.

vice.com/en_us/article/pa7jxb/

My greatest sci-fi pet peeve 

Steven Pinker 

After an attempt to explain Taoism to someone in a late-night conversation, I was told "You sound like you overdosed on fortune cookies laced with LSD"

I want that on a t-shirt

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