It's my understandiing that a lot of schools have been holding onto their Win7 images for dear life. Things are going to get interesting soon, and by that, I mean scary.

(I'm not as concerned for my own school, as we'll likely be converting computers too old for Win10 into Chromebooks.)

Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge

forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2

Trying out the solo instance thing over at @theartguy.

It was only a matter of time before I gave admin stuff a try. I enjoy pressing buttons too much.

(Also my employer's web filter has blocked scholar.social but not my own domain, so that'll give me more opportunities to be active on Mastodon.)

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"Haven't you read that book before?"
"No."
"I'm sure you have."
"No, that was a different me."
"Why, what's changed?"
"I read this book."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Internet of Things that Don't Really Belolng on the Internet When You Think About It

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Scholar Social

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

"A Mastodon profile 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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