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A reminder to myself:

I came to & the fediverse as a place to share what I enjoy in life, to learn from others, to deepen practice, and to build solidarity.

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In the degradation of the great way
come benevolence and righteousness.
With the exaltation of learning and prudence
comes immense hypocrisy.
The disordered family
is full of dutiful children and parents.
The disordered society
is full of loyal patriots.

--Ursula Le Guin

I had my first Mastodon only friend RL meetup this week at and it was the best, talking about what we like, questions we have, how we ended up on here. Highly recommended!

👋 @mark

What I've been listening to this week: The American Analog Set (26), Ahmed Malek (15), Alon Eder (13)

🔖 Archiving microcinemas on paper and online | M Campos-Quinn "While the Webrecorder project does create tools for developers and people working on large-scale automated projects, two tools in particular are geared towards more or less regular people: and As the names suggest these two tools are for capturing sites and then replaying the bundle of files each capture creates. Since 2008, the WA

Web Archives in Repositories I’m fortunate to be back at code4lib again this year. It gives
me hope to see this conference working in the same spirit as it started
out with, albeit with much honed mechanics. It is also refreshing to be
talking about someone else’s work, in this case the work of the
Webrecorder project, rather than my own.

One of the dire pitfalls of PhD research, and academia more generally,
is the tendency to focus so much on your own int

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It's a good time to remember CWs, folks who are talking about the latest atrocity in the US.

Thanks. I appreciate it.

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I initially joined in 2018, but it didn't click for me. But in April, like many of you I arrived back here, this time on I feel like I've found an online.

So this week on my podcast I interviewed one of the loudest evangelists of decentralized social networks, Darius Kazemi. He's a computer programmer, digital artist, and runs I enjoyed learning from him and hope you do too.

Amy Ruskin on why it was useful for the Boston Research Center to use their own Wikibase rather than Wikidata proper:

- Notability concerns
- Privacy controls
- Control of data model (no property proposal process)
- Edit access (mitigate vandalism, unwanted edits)

Reading this and reflecting on how code4lib is now an Institution.

The headlines matter, but don't let them fool you--it doesn't stop:

It must stop.

I had to take a break early from conferencing...the content is excellent but I forgot how much energy it takes sitting in a big room of people watching all these talks.

I enjoyed this conversation with Ben Striegel about the early history of Rust and how it has evolved as a language

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I don't know if there's space but I kinda want to have a Library Genesis breakout at -- anyone up for that?

I made it to Buffalo, NY for -- my first time at this conference in what feels like a very long time.

The only good thing about a ✈️ being delayed is when it's the connection from another delayed ✈️

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I wrote a thing to get it out of my system but am now wondering what I've missed from this list.

What would you add?

🔖 Community, Time, and (Con)text: A Dynamical Systems Analysis of Online Communication and Community Health among Open‐Source Software Communities The present work takes a dynamical systems view of language to understand the ways in which communicative context and community membership shape the emergence and impact of language use—specifically, sentiment and expressions of gratitude. We then present evidence that these language dynamics

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