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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

Wanted: a Canadian librarian to give a keynote on digitization and metadata. Maybe my friends can recommend some good candidates?

/cc @anna @ashley @sabrams

a pirate 🤝 A navigator
being able to sail a ship

Pot, Canadian healthcare 

Poetry is the best thing to ever happen to the #Python language and I am using it for everything.

In which I rip out Disqus in favour of something decentralised and free (as in speech):

Anyone want a badass senior release manager, experienced in F/LOSS? Bay Area/Remote. I'm so proud of my work at Mozilla, shipping Firefox to hundreds of millions of people around the world. <3

Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!









me: cool never mind

tired: why don't you go jump in a lake, pal
wired: why don't you go query a data lake, pal

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#books #ebooks #knitting #sewing #drmfree

I'm a Stitch, I'm a Lilo
I'm a Rey, I'm a Kylo
I'm a Bucky I'm a Steve
I'm Disney-owned IP

I personally like that people are open-sourcing messy code. that's what a lot of real, practical code looks like. "good code" is an American-dream-like illusion that is used to sell textbooks.

The doorbell rang. A large stone, twice my height, stood just outside.
"Not through the house," I said. "Go around the side."
I didn't see it move. You never do. But when I checked the garden it was there, in a circle with the others.
The next morning they were all gone again.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

marijuana mention, DnD mention 

the destruction of for-profit publishing and, frankly, any antagonism of capitalist ambition toward academic scholarship is essential to our collective future and I hope we continue to cultivate interdisciplinary solidarity around this moving forward

We're hiring!

Are you a software engineer who cares deeply about CI/CD, code review, and development environments? Apply to work with the Release Engineering team (a part of our Engineering Productivity team) at the Wikimedia Foundation!

#remote #jobs #remotejobs #hiring #opensource #freesoftware #wikipedia #wikimedia

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