Show more

Don't avoid the tech giants, screw them Show more

common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus)

"While most other bats have almost completely lost the ability to maneuver on land, vampire bats are an exception." 🦇

source: flickr
#bats #bot


pet, not quite ec Show more

I get too many emails to be productive on any given day :blobcry:

TBH a lot of people at NYU give the business school (Stern) profs a bad rep, but I've only ever been on committees with the women of Stern and they fucking rule honestly

For folks still on birdsite, there's an app to KonMari the folks you follow! You go through each and say "unfollow, add to list, keep" based on whether they spark joy:

Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.


That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)


thanks to everyone who tooted some helpful things! I am rewarding myself with one round of necrodancer and then writing my grad school application essays!

WOW an awesome new accessibility software at NYU that helps folks read + write -- it's even called Read&Write

I will download this to try it out!!!

Supported platforms: Mac & Windows

Me: :blobangery:

google captchas are fucking unethical stop making me train their neural nets to log in to my accounts

I was supposed to have a book chapter abstract in 3 days ago and I am just staring at my outline do I put you together

Help improve #Inkscape for everyone! Learn "How to Report Inkscape Bugs in GitLab" with this step-by-step video:

microsoft and apple, to this day, strongly resist supporting each other's file systems and yet, html/css have grown to become SO strong . open standards are pretty good.

@remram44 just sent me Dwitter -- D3 twitter:

Send in a code snippet that's less than 140 char & see it visualized in the stream. Very interesting!

Hey big shout out to the mods on here who put in all kinds of time and effort to make their instances safer! Over on birbsite, it took 4 days for them to suspend an account created entirely to harass a black woman in my profession.

It was brand new, all its tweets were abusive, tons of other librarians checked in that they'd reported it too, and yet. I know it's a lot of work sometimes, mods, but I'm very grateful for what you do! 🙏

I've been in 2 clubs in the last 2 days that replaced male and female restrooms with "all gender: all stalls" and "all gender: stalls+urinals" restrooms, and it's astounding how much of a non-issue it is.

Show more

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more