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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

Anyone on here use the LEVO infuser? I'm interested but I'd like to know people's experiences using it (and how smelly it gets)

hey y'all, I am changing my name to Vicky Rampin and so need to change all my socials as well. What's the best practice for doing that?

Heads up: If you run your Mastodon server from what was previously known as the "master" branch you'll need to switch to the "main" branch

She's also been under the kotatsu all day with me while she does virtual school 😣🥰

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my 8 year old niece thinks my reMarkable 2 is cool and I have all the validation I need on that front now

Skinner bears the weight of a presidential secret. Scully.

Watching way too much Jeopardy during the holidays. I'm bad at trivia but I made a buzzing system:
Buzz and pause the video from your phone!

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! 🎉 (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:

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