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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.

@IanCykowski I was confused for a moment by the proximity of “NEW” and “South Wales” in that sentence haha

Hey Victorians DELWP has a handy Dinosaurs Near You map if you want to avoid getting swooped this season: wildlife.vic.gov.au/managing-w

@futzle huh is that tomorrow? I always have to think hard about which way it goes.

@mike A delegation of nervous system union comrade synapses.

@mike I think someone needs to pull your brain aside and have a word.

“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:

https://www.wired.com/story/bot-hunting-is-all-about-the-vibes/

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.

@dsalo oh I am strongly in favour of bringing back the liner as a mode of transportation, but this ain’t it. 🚢🙃 @platypus

@platypus wait do they mean a literal cruise boat cruise? The thing where you get norovirus and covid at the same time whilst travelling nowhere in particular on a crowded casino full of retirees?

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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.

2023.everythingopen.au/news/an

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.

theguardian.com/business/2022/

@futzle yep they've shipped to Aus for a while - I have one, great device.

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