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friends of the Fediverse, I am looking for interesting newsletters or RSS feeds about libraries I could follow. Could you help me?

Mostly around:

Mainly EN and FR, but feel free to point to stuff in other languages, I will check it out, thanks to the miracle of today’s internet translators.


Amis du Fédiverse, je suis à la recherche d’infolettres ou de flux RSS intéressant à propos des bibliothèques que je pourrais suivre. Pouvez-vous m’aider?

Principalement autour de :

Principalement EN et FR, mais je jetterai un œil à des choses en d’autres langues aussi grâce aux miracles des traducteurs en ligne d’aujourd’hui.


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Rabbit Junk – Neurodivergent #np

Starting the day with a song @vantablack can definitely appreciate. :3

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> "Il faut faire attention quand on se pense libre de penser ce qu'on veut, de ne pas laisser passer en cachette la pensée déguisée des autres, la pensée maquillée du père et de la mère, la pensée grimée du grand-père, la pensée dissimulée du frère ou de la sœur, des amis, voire des ennemis."
David Diop. Frère d'âme. Seuil, 2018, p.30
#DavidDiop #littérature #liberté

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Civilization "Everything for my ass, the rest can die we don't give a fuck", By the cartel of Amazon, GS1 and Postal Operators.

Tides of History: Cuneiform Literature, Medicine, and Mental Health: Interview with Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid

At the heart of the ancient Middle East, a sophisticated, urbanized, and long-lived world, was a writing system: cuneiform, used for everything from heroic epic to receipts and medical texts, and first developed in Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago. Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid of Oxford joins me to talk about cuneiform literature, medicine, and mental health in this fascinating and little-known ancient world.

Guess who discovered a big fucking problem with like 10% of the catalographic records in the DB and has to investigate it while two thirds of the people are on vacations, two days before having two weeks off himself?

This guy.

Kill me.

Luckily, correcting it is relatively easy but I really want to figure out how it happened so we can take appropriate mesures.

My suspicion from the few infos I have been able to gathered so far is that it seems to be a human error, by some people I have already been wanting to yell at for a few months for another, less consequential, fuckup.

The lesson I would be taking from this…
No, actually, I already knew it, I just hope my colleague will get it this time: Don't fucking give fucking admin rights to people who don't have a fucking clue about what they are doing with it FFS.

My head hurts…

The Joe Wicks Podcast: 15. Mirna Valerio: A life filled with movement

In this episode Joe speaks to ultra-athlete and writer Mirna Valerio. Mirna is shattering stereotypes as 'The Mirnavator' as she's known to her followers on social media. She regularly competes in ultramarathons and long-distance trail events alongside her campaigning work for better inclusion and diversity in endurance sport. A former schoolteacher, she teaches on social justice and anti-racism.

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Okay, Electric Libraryland, I have a poll topic. Which one is the right one for you?

Women's beach handball team fined for choosing shorts over bikini bottoms - CNN

The Norwegian women's beach handball team has been fined after players opted to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms during a European championship game.
The European Handball Federation (EHF) said Monday that it had imposed a fine of 1,500 euros ($1,766) -- 150 euros ($176) for each player -- on the team for "improper clothing" in the bronze medal game against Spain on Sunday.
The team's decision to wear shorts did not comply with the uniform regulations "defined in the IHF Beach Handball Rules of the Game" the EFH said in a statement.

According to International Handball Federation (IHF) regulations, female athletes must wear bikini bottoms with a side width a maximum of 10 centimeters (3.9 inches), with a "close fit" and "cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg."
Meanwhile, men must wear shorts that are "not too baggy" and 10 centimeters above the kneecap.

Excuse me?

Now, I get that sometimes some old dumb rules stay around unoticed, by simple way of habit, but when they are challenged for their idiotic ways, maybe the good things to do isn’t to enforce them… Maybe I don’t know, thinking about it, and changing it would be a better idea… And the right thing to do.

I know that rules in sport can be a complicated topic, but really, that one is pretty simple, something along the lines of allowing any clothing that does not impair the abilty to judge performance, is not a security risk, or cannot be considered mechanical doping, should be okay.

And anyway, do not force by rules women to wear close fit clothes barely covering their body if they don’t want to.

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My thoughts exactly on those recent space rides:
"As our world quite literally burns and crumbles around us, these men pushing the limits of the planet in their (unavoidably, symbolically phallic) rocket ships, simply because they can, is less inspiring than it is completely depressing."

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okay fine this is a hot take 

corporate contributions to open source software are what are killing the commons that was once dotted with freeware and shareware and is now a wretched battleground of licensing attorneys and market share statistics and dev mindshare.

taking money from corps to keep your open source project financially stable is what it is, but if you think for a second that using their sponsored framework or stack in your open source project isn't directly assisting their bottom line you're fooling yourself.

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"facebook is provably evil and has motives that are diametrically opposed to the underlying promise of the internet's potential to connect people, but their massive web tech is exactly what we need for our open source project" is a really wild ride every time I think about it.

A new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance at European level will be implemented - Renault Group

First appeared in finance, whilst respecting the ownership of the data items, the blockchain allows real-time networked transactions that are secure since there is no risk of falsification. A promising tool for the automotive industry. Groupe Renault has been working on blockchain technology since 2015. After a successful test in 2019 in the Douai plant, a new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance at European level will be implemented in several Renault plants across Europe. This is the first industrial scale blockchain project in the automotive industry.

Blockchain? 🤔

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I sincerely love this reading of the Efficient Market Hypothesis

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Am I the only one for whom F-Droid doesn't seem to work properly anymore? I don't get notifications for updated apps since a while, and when I install a new app it gets stuck in "pending" state indefinitely.


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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.