Ok, I made the book club instance I mentioned a week or so ago (and have been working on since yesterday).
I want to do some more work on it and make it ~*~pretty~*~ later on, but right now I just want to get more people there to talk about books. Yay books!
So if you were interested in that or just hearing about it now but think it sounds cool to do mastodon-based book clubs, come check it out!
Here's a super specific question:
Does anyone have any familiarity with WCOnline, the writing center software service, and if so, do you know of any open source alternatives? Or any viable alternatives at all?
It's good software, but it’s closed source and the service isn't great for online universities.
If there aren't any open source alternatives, would anyone be interested in building one with me?
i hope their editorial board was deeply embarrassed about this error
It is 2074. Copyright is no longer extended since rich people no longer die. All librarians are unseen outlaws building archives underground. This is their story.
Millenials are killing the paper industry!
PSA, libraries, counter-Amazon Show more
This plug-in is pretty great, btw
Browser Extension that lets you instantly see book and e-book availability from your local library
I've had it installed for a bit now -- it drops this tidy widget just above the price of an Amazon book, which shows availability for your library system, including eBooks.
I did some experiments that really highlight how heavily image recognition algorithms depend on probability - and how unprepared they are for surrealism. #machinelearning
I listened to the latest YANSS Episode about how tribal bias is effecting every political debate today and see it everywhere now, recommend it to everyone trying to make sense of recent political developments.
CW: contains advertising (which is clearly marked and separated from the main content)
Es ist unglaublich: Mit Unterstützung der CDU sorgt die AfD im Landtag Sachsen-Anhalt für eine Kommission zur Untersuchung von Linksextremismus. Den Vorsitz übernimmt AfD-Hardliner #Poggenburg. Hier ebnen Konservative den Rechtsextremen den Weg.
"Everything we do to make it harder to create a website or edit a web page, and harder to learn to code by viewing source, promotes that consumerist vision of the web.
Pretending that one needs a team of professionals to put simple articles online will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Overcomplicating the web means lifting up the ladder that used to make it possible for people to teach themselves and surprise everyone with unexpected new ideas."