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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

We have some fediverse speakers at #GOGLAM tomorrow!

@mark talking about Open Journal Matcher

@mikelynch on Arkisto, a framework for digital preservation

@ragamouf talking about developing tech skills in GLAMR workers

and me, talking about #LibaryMap and how open data can be more generous

Plus @Bonnie is co-hosting!

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Scully worries about Russian demons. Mulder seeks enlightenment through brain implants.

oh and now it's the 21st second of the 21st minute of the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century! πŸŽ‰ (UTC)
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Episode 21: Vicky Steeves on Reproducibility, Open Research, & Librarians (... and game modding)

That's right, we're joined by @vickysteeves, FOSS-open-research-librarian-crafter extraordinaire! Plus: what can FOSS learn from game modding communities?

why are so many people saying "the fediverse has done way more than w3c. screw them" ... folks *waves hands around* this shit works because a bunch of people volunteered their time to standardize things. you can hate the policies of one such working group, but it's not magic. those people deserve credit and not such erasure.

Today I asked my parents if they would consider communicating via Signal instead of Whatsapp, and 30 min later they sent me their first Signal messages. They're both over 70 but faster with the switch than many 20-year-olds I'm communicating with! 😍

Hopefully of interest to and the fediverse - Software Preservation Network is recruiting new members for working groups!

(You don't need to be or work for a SPN member to join! Just an interest in software + digital preservation)

I'll be co-coordinating the new Community Engagement Collaborative, which is a working group aimed particularly at outreach, events, and welcoming new members/folks into the SPN circle. Happy to answer questions!




working in academia is fucking wild

Is there a calendar tool or hack such that after like 20 hours of meetings are scheduled in one week, it disallows any more meetings for that week and auto-emails anyone trying trying to schedule you that your week is booked and they need to pick another week to meet?

I FINALLY beat Slay the Spire with the Ironclad, meaning I've beaten all 4 levels of the game with all 4 characters. Only took ~700 hours :blimey:

we didn't get it but I am still super proud of this paper!

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sitting in the awards ceremony for to see if our paper won best in our track 🀞

Space Aliens are often depicted nude because they have not eaten from the Tree of Knowledge like Adam and Eve did. This suggests that aliens do not have the concept of original sin. In this essay I will

Side note to everything that's happening, the whole Ben-Afflek-fumbling-with-dunks pictures make me laugh extra because as a born + bred Masshole, it's 100% on brand.

[X] "Believe in Boston" t-shirt
[X] Looking angrily at the camera
[X] Getting Dunks still to this day even though he can afford actual coffee
[X] ONLY large regular (equal parts sugar + cream) ice coffees
[X] trying to carry everything in 1 go from the car
[X] trying to carry everything again after dropping it

weird body reactions, not gross, rage mentions 

maybe my flight or fight is just supercharged lately (and I usually tend to fight)

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weird body reactions, not gross, rage mentions 

Do you ever get so mad that your limbs feel weightless, right like they do before a fight?

So filled with rage that the adrenaline just hits you and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up straight even though you are alone in a room in your house?

yeah, I do. My arms literally feel like they have no gravity right now.

I think Mastodon is missing a "hide this toot" feature.

Sometimes I encounter a toot that annoys me, by people I usually enjoy reading. A simple way to hide this single toot would be great. Otherwise I have to open the filters menu, decide what word to filter and when it's a image-only toot, then I have to mute the entire user or similar.

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