If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me): https://github.com/hughrun/ephemetoot
Hey Victorians DELWP has a handy Dinosaurs Near You map if you want to avoid getting swooped this season: https://www.wildlife.vic.gov.au/managing-wildlife/swooping-birds
“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*
I'm in Wired today talking about why social media bot detection tools that social scientists and others rely on are largely bullshit:
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.
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.
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.
Ohhh, that song. Yeah I know that one.
"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.
Librarian. Computational handyperson. Geminaut. 🌳
Not here to "debate" random tech bros.
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