Replaced the backup hard disc that died

I felt antsy only having one copy of a lot of my old files, and it's good to know they're in two places now

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I wish big tech companies were institutions that I could use in good conscience and trust

Imagine if you could use Google Drive for sensitive research data, or personal stuff

But I gotta go out and buy hard drives and replace them every few years as they die myself, rather than benefit from this massive organization that could easily handle all those sorts of details

All because the techbros shit the bed and built an evil empire rather than a decent public utility

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@bgcarlisle

this is where I wish that academia could come together and actually build a fucking commons

imagine a massive nextcloud instance federated together from all unis globally. collabora online to replace google office suite. nextcloud talk to replace google meet. nextcloud deck for trello. all self-hosted in each institution and then federated to make sure people can ALWAYS talk to each other/collaborate cross-institution

(i wish this for everyone ever too)

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@vickysteeves @bgcarlisle We still haven't moved to free textbooks, even for introductory courses where the material hasn't changed in 50 years.

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@vickysteeves @bgcarlisle [edited: my reading skills are beyond bedtime. sorry. i just agree 😅😇😅]

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