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link to peer reviewed, open access article on libraries, ICE, and information surveillance 

I don't regularly post about the articles published with the journal I help edit, but today's article touches on so many things (privacy, information capitalism, supply chain ethics, privacy by design principles, vocational awe, etc.) that I can't help myself.

Sarah Lamdan, "Librarianship at the Crossroads of ICE Surveillance": inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.or

Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ

I have no idea how to answer people when they ask me how i am anymore

Hey, A/V digitization peeps. I need help.

Do any of y’all run composite AND component video into the same capture gizmo, and if so, how do you rig that? Is there a Magic Switch/PatchBay I don’t know about that’s happy with both?

Survey about academic publications 🎓 :BoostOkay: 

Have you ever, as the first author of an academic journal publication, at the request of a peer reviewer, added an analysis, an extra experiment, or something to a paper that you felt decreased the quality of the finished product or distracted from the paper's main message?

Laughed aloud on the sidewalk reading this. Sarah T. Roberts will not be making my Tech Cassandras reading list (but will make my others, I think).

My algorithms prof let me submit an assignment a few days late!!

maybe he's secretly lurking on here and seeing my intense struggles


A cat booped my nose! :blobaww::blobcat:


!! Need some reccs for low-cost or free software solutions for a friend who has a small business

She wants to digitize her punchcard system where customers buy a card in advance, and come into her shop and pick up the stuff and get part of the card crossed off

Any ideas? I am struggling even what to google...

“ActivityPub: past, present, future” - apconf Keynote by @cwebber

This talk gives an overview of ActivityPub:
How did we get to this point? Where are we now? Where do we need to go?


vomiting mention 

Welp I've throwing up from 4-now at this conference and my talk is today! Fuck!

trickster faerie (xe/xer): hello, may I have your pronouns?

me (they/them): sure! they/them.

faerie (xe/xer/they/them): thanks, foolish human c:

me ( / ): wait what

Congratulations Kentucky (and congratulations Governor-elect Beshear)!

A red state that went for Trump by 30 points just elected a Democratic governor. Beshear ran on issues; Bevin ran on his Trump affiliation.


Voting day. If you're in Easthampton Massachusetts, there's an opportunity for ranked choice voting to happen here. Let's make it happen!

So, how many of you knew that taxi is short for taximeter and cab is short for cabriolet and thus we might have all ridden a taximetered cabriolet at one point?

mh ~, midterm results 

Welp I got a 50 on my midterm

I still have an ~85 in the class so not devastating but

Sucks to fail

School forgets that mental illness and tragedy exists. It expects everyone to be perfect little robots that can do everything they're asked to do. It's infuriating.

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