There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
I made a seam carver that also builds an image with the discarded seams
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
"Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It's Google" by Adrianne Jeffries and Leon Yin https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/07/28/google-search-results-prioritize-google-products-over-competitors
Not really surprising, but looks pretty damning when all the evidence is stacked together. The tech antitrust scene is going to be interesting for the next few years.
Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.
The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon (run by Golan Levin, who taught the best class I took there during grad school) has ten commissions available ($5k each) for Indie game devs to make games about the US Constitution.
Proposals are due 8 Aug.
... and the bugs introduced while fixing the bugs are also more interesting than the fixed result probably is
New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/restoring-liesbets-virtual-home
Wrote the loom viewer at LinnarssonLab, now at Primity Bio
vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in sciArt, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.