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I'm Vicky. I'm a librarian focusing on research reproducibility + research data management.
I gave an interview about me/my work recently:

I love FOSS, open access, open educational resources, open EVERYTHING

I hate the corporate capture of scholarship

I co-founded an open source, open access repo for LIS scholarship:

I also love my super cute black cat Little Boss & my partner @remram44

trek pol ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 

quote from me in the news about twitter decentralization 

My hometown is in Essex County, Mass which is also where Arkham is in the Lovecraft universe.

It made playing Call of Cthulu waaaay creepier, especially at my friend's farmhouse :blobsweats:

remember when someone on twitter called bret stephens a bedbug and he went into total meltdown, tried to have them fired, then deleted his account

waiting for jack to set up his own instance only for every single one of us to defed immediately

lord give me the unjustified optimism of the people that go "I trust that corporation to cooperate with the community"

LOL, even with all of the disagreements and divisions we have on the Fedi, the one thing we all agree on is fuck whatever Twitter is doing.

Hahaha, that's cool.

i'm no tech person but decentralized twitter that's made/run by twitter is still just twitter

fuck that noise

Twitter: we are looking into decentralising Twitter.

The Fediverse: ha ha ha BLOCK

Mastodon is funding a small independent team of up to five proprietary software architects, engineers, and designers to develop a closed and centralized standard for social media. The goal is for Mastodon to ultimately be the owner of all social media.

Twitter: we are going to do a federated! yay! sunshine and rainbows ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jack Dorsey followed Mastodon on Twitter a month ago so it's not like he doesn't know Mastodon exists, take from that what you will

new preprint up from @remram44 , Fernando Chirigati ( and I!

Reproducibility, Preservation, and Access to Research with ReproZip and ReproServer --

Not only do these standards exist at IETF and W3C and Twitter has never played fair with them, these existing standards were partly designed/informed by folks who jumped ship from Twitter quite some time ago. Full circle, I guess. Meh!

The exhausting part of CNI is the focus on thought leaders who 99.99999% of the time aren't the people *doing the work*

Today the Senate will hold a unanimous consent vote on the #SaveTheNet Act to restore #NetNeutrality. Tell the Senate to stand up for Internet users and vote "yes" on the Save the Internet Act.

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