Hey friends

Maybe today you can make a safe space for someone

It also counts if you make a safe space for yourself

Can anyone recommend a good open source CalDav server software setup?

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Gearing up for a presentation on the Marianas Web and mythologies of the Dark Web at the University of Calgary.


The presentation is based on this draft chapter: hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:

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ResearchGate Show more

meme talk Show more

dot-matrix printer Show more

plagiarism pro tips! Show more

TNG Show more

Say what you will about Sisyphus' fate

There's value in having job security


1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be an educator who rejects the emotionally abusive and manipulative norms in academia, and it seems to revolve around the simple concept of treating people decently.

The difference between an algorithm and a bureaucracy is that the algorithm has an exit condition, whereas the bureaucracy cannot imagine a condition in which it is unnecessary.

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the uncritical adoption of ‘creative’ as a valid or distinct labor class is both frustrating and disturbing.

Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.


That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)

can't believe developers are pandering to the SJWs yet again. i mean look at this, half the characters are black! and the woman is the strongest character in the game! my immersion is totally ruined, god.

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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