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Searchability on Mastodon 

When I first started with Mastodon, I thought it's so limited that we can only search by hashtag, not full text, and that seeking users is limited.

I'm slowly realising that this is a feature: Mastodon is not intended as a big data mining platform where you need to find everything ever written by anybody on a topic, but as a more organic discussion platform.

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the English "campus" comes from the Greek "κάμπος" - sea monster. this is a reminder about the true nature of academia.

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openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

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Quit using Mendeley people!

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

See:
zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley

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...)

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Reminder to all scholar.social users: Your worth is not determined by whatever you got done or didn't get done this week

spending saturday night discussing about Buckland and Lund

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