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A mastodon fork where toots could be categorized as "publications", "presentations", "posters", "updates", etc. That would be a #ResearchGate killer

Mastodon: Mastodon is better because instead of algorithmic moderation real humans build and maintain the community with personal, human decision-making and arbitration in disputes

Also Mastodon: This week you’ll be followed by the same 20 people again from a new instance as they again got angry that a human moderator mistakenly made the wrong decision, made the right decision but only after reversing the wrong one, or took too long to make the right decision.

Upon further reflection Mastodon feels a lot like early Tumblr, before ads and spambots and "featured content", except with higher barriers to profile customization and fewer inspirational quotes overlaid on nature backgrounds

This is such a lovely piece about the joy and agony of writing (and of politics...)

I love pre-season hockey because it's such a mix of vets and guys I've never heard of.

I just posted this album review and I really liked the Jung stuff I managed to cram in: (glad I read a Very Short Introduction to Jung!)

"Part of the process of writing is not so much to explain your vision but to discover it. I think that’s what you do when you write: You find out what you think." ―Robert Towne

I really appreciate makers who talk about having full-time jobs:

I feel like a lot of artist/writers won't admit to not being able to live off of their creative work. It feels healthy to hear the honesty.

Social media should just skip all this "oh is this account a bot?" confusion & go straight to the endgame: have every single post be an unedited video of the author delivering their message while holding a copy of today's newspaper.


sometimes I go to my spam folder and imagine I'm the luckiest person in the world.

Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains is 52. That makes me feel so ridiculously old.

your company might contribute to foss but

- are you unionized?
- why not?

Our semester starts so late this year. Today it's go time!! meta, request for feedback 

I just installed Mint on my old ThinkPad (T420i) and Mate is a nice desktop environment. It's been pretty simple to manage everything. I'm not dumping GNOME but Mate is like a slightly more posh Xfce.

It cracks me up how people don't get The Athletic:

Sports fans want to read about sports. Newspapers stopped covering sports. Sports fans are willing to pay. Everyone is like "The Athletic is no different from a newspaper!" But it is, in that they're covering things like hockey and not just running wire copy and national stories.

I don't know to what extent their revenue model works but the content is great.

It's a good morning when you have every disc burner in the house going.

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