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i'm so in a "burn down corporate owned distribution of the arts" mood lately

I was talking to my mom this weekend about scholarly publishing and she told me when she was academia-adjacent (before I was born!) she wrote 2 papers & the process for publishing was awful in so many ways that she never did it again.

I looked for her work and I found one.... and it's open access :blobheartcat: 🔓🖤 In the Journal of Applied Meteorology!!

"Sky-Cover Correlation within a Sky Dome" --

suicide mention (not a famous person) 

Honestly, text based adventures deserve more innovation and development as a genre.

It's not outdated so much as it is not properly utilized. Books aren't outdated just because movies exist, and text based adventures aren't outdated just because graphical adventures exist.

#gaming #gamedev

Here's my tech startup idea:

A printer that actually works

Conferences should not be allowed to sell out your registration email address to every vendor who wants it


otherwise known as my "y'all motherfuckers deserve <big publisher name>" days

Having one of those days where I just want to pick up my ball and go home.

@wilkie @narF

"yes and"

as both a computer scientist and librarian, I feel there's a lot that each field can learn from each other, but ethics is one particular area they compscientists could really benefit from

when a civil engineer makes as bridge that collapses, they are heavily fined and at least partly responsible for the fallout

when a software engineer/computer scientist makes a tool that grossly violates privacy of users (for example), 0 accountability

long way to go

Is anyone on Mastodon attending #asa19 (the big #sociology conference)?

tips for newcomers

follow, boost and fave all you like! we don't care about follow ratios and faves are private. go hog wild!

boosting your own posts is 100% ok. no shame. the TL is chronological, so there's no algorithm to fight.

please do use CWs. if in doubt, use one just to be safe.

hashtags are your friends and really the only effective way to search for posts. be sure to use them to maximize your reach.

don't be afraid to engage. dumping pictures is fine but stay and chat a bit too!

@platypus For the curious: The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here

The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa.... [The book] focuses on the appropriation and protection of adinkra and kente cloth in order to examine the broader implications of the use of intellectual property law to preserve folklore and other traditional forms of knowledge.

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