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I should probably do a proper masto

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

cussing, anime, + Show more

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

Someone needs to come for their dude in the code4Lib chat


Code4Lib live streams available today, tomorrow and Friday on their youtube page!

Sarah Roberts' opening keynote on megatech content moderation has been bone-chilling but confirms that I want to be a part of a community that is putting issues like this front and center


troubles finding a therapist, cussing, frustration Show more

In other news, I just think I'll never be good at facilitating meetings :blobcry:

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I just beat Crypt of the Necrodancer with:

* Ring of Wonder
* Golden Hammer
* Quartz Armour
* Torch of Strengh
* Boots of Strengh
* Lucky Charm
* Miner's Cap
* Healing Spell (heals 0.5 & needs 4 kills to recharge)
* Horizontal Fire Spell (needs 4 kills to recharge)
* 7 cookies (heals 0.5 each)
* 1 turkey leg (heals 3)

Did I just have the most OP run in all of Necrodancer??

@rekh127 OMG I found a Libguide which explains it.

... for a non-librarian, this is... yeah a useful libguide? magic.

You know what else is rude? Telling New York Times opinion writers to go fuck themselves. But I can still do it!

This has been the year of giving things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate them 😩

David: *plays a secret chord*
The Lord: “Damn son where’d you find this?”

Good morning Scholar Social!

Remember: your value is not based on your grades, or your productivity

-Do you know CSS?

-Yeah of course I mean, it's not like it's hard or anything

-Can you do this?

-Hello darkness my friend...

Just got ANOTHER paywalled article about prereg & reproducibility come through my google scholar alerts 🙄

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