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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me):

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Encountered this gif from a scholar re: the new WorldCat and it's really just -- appropriate for all librarians when dealing with certain vendors.

Hey Victorians DELWP has a handy Dinosaurs Near You map if you want to avoid getting swooped this season:

“What could be better than a warning symbol when there are disruptions like rail replacement buses?”

“How about if we used the same symbol for car park works at stations on the same line that the user isn’t travelling to or from?”

*loud cheers from ping pong table*

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I'm in Wired today talking about why social media bot detection tools that social scientists and others rely on are largely bullshit:

I have come to the conclusion that nobody on the design team for the PTV app has ever caught public transport.

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I would like to find more deafies on the Fediverse. Anybody know of any besides me?

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every time I teach programming I am reminded how far away from like 99% of everyone else's daily experience when we talk about digital liberation: most people I teach from scratch have never seen monospaced text, and the concept of a "syntax" as a structured series of characters is entirely novel. we fight a losing fight by losing sight of that while discussing the esoteric parts underneath, and we fight an exclusionary fight by supposing that's not important.

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an abstract that does not Fuck Around
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Introducing Everything Open, the grassroots open technologies conference covering Linux, open source software, open hardware, open data and the communities around them. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Naarm (Melbourne), Australia in March 2023.

I naively assumed it was already the case that under the federal Privacy Act identity check details couldn’t be stored. Seems like a no brainer.


$1M fuel price comparison app lol



What isn't stated is that "automation" is often not automation at all, but simply transferring the admin from no-longer-employed administrative staff to staff elsewhere, via an inflexible software package.

"Sunnyboys are breaking up"

"The Australian rock legends will finally call it quits in 2023".

I have lived in Australia for 43 years and have literally never heard of alleged rock legends "Sunnyboys". Is this an ABC prank?

Taking it as some kind of KPI achievement for us that the student union candidates have converged on the Library entrance as the best place to pamphleteer.

Pour one out for the construction workers next door to the Victorian EPA headquarters, who from the stench appear to have accidentally hit a sewage line.

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TFW a an ideological commitment to "scale" doesn't extend to staffing.


"Loud cheering as motion on PR is carried even though Labour leader says he will ignore vote."

At least he's consistent in his disdain for democracy I suppose.

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TIL something important about pill cutting. The scoring on a pill, that line down the middle, isn’t just for helping you cut right.

It’s also an assertion that the pill is BALANCED. So I can’t cut one of my pills because it’s not scored and it might be balanced 60/40 or 75/25 or even 90/10.

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