Today has mostly been about reckoning with my parents' mortality. I'm sad and tired.
Another nation’s universities dumping Elsevier because they won’t comply with open access requirements. We need to get all our journals out of Elsevier’s hands. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/sweden-cancels-elsevier-contract-open-access-dispute-spreads
I want better math education so we can stop describing gender as a "spectrum" and start describing it as a "multidimensional vectorspace" which is really much more accurate
If I could convince Mastodon at large of only one thing, it would be this:
if you see someone complaining, DO NOT give them advice.
If someone ASKS for advice, offer it.
But 90% of the time, someone complaining is just venting. They're not telling you the whole story, and they're not receptive to being given advice, because in that mental state, your "good-natured advice" is their "HERE'S HOW YOU'RE DOING THIS WRONG".
Do not respond with advice unless it's asked for.
Folks it's important to remember to call sleep() often in your code. Computers get sleepy too. Your programs will thank you for it.
yo mastodon what's the car instance again?
(pls boost, only set to unlisted so it doesn't xpost to twitter)
Hello! Since Mother's day is happening soon, I'd love to ask you to cw or at least use some hashtag to make it easy to filter stuff out for people who don't wanna see it. I've lost my mother last year in January to cancer, there's a lot of people on fediverse in abusive relationship with their parents. There are many different reasons for why you should tag things. Thanks for attention!
*gasp* Facebook weakened WhatsApp encryption so they could open it up for businesses by selling user data and making a profit
Oh wait, no. That’s not surprising at all
Mastodon tip: You can reply to your own toots. This won't put your username in the toot, but it /will/ mark your reply as part of a conversation.
Among other things, this makes it easier for others to follow what you're saying, if you're posting multiple toots in succession; all they have to do is click one toot and it'll expand the whole conversation thread.
Because when you’re a white guy, you can admit being incompetent and it’s a-ok https://theoutline.com/post/4391/zuckerberg-admits-he-doesnt-know-how-most-of-facebook-works