On the tram towards CERN, hope this #web30 stuff hasn't totally swamped the lab, we have real meetings to deal with. :)
Academic journal web design grumbles Show more
No, journal web designer
No one ever wants to read the PDF in a browser using your "enhanced reader" if they clicked the PDF button
That means they want to download it every time
"Elsevier wanted to keep meeting with us, and we have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), but yesterday they approached our faculty directly — faculty who are editors of Elsevier journals, who they have working relationships with — and also the media, and presented a rosy view of the offer they’d made to us. Their characterization of the offer left things out, and they didn’t mention what we’d proposed as conditions. They went public with it. So, we announced the end."
"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
Well, hello Arlanda, just passing through. #travel
This is also a test toot.
Fun fact: this cat is kept in France as the International Prototype Unit Cat. All other Units are based off of this Cat. If they are equal in value their Unit rating is declared Absolute.
Another good comic by the JoyOfTech:
„Let’s play Facebook! - So much fun ... move fast and break things!“
Woot, finally managed to get the flu vaccine, it's no longer strictly rationed for priority risk groups!
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Debian CD release day makes for a nice bandwidth crush: http://www.acc.umu.se/technical/statistics/ftp/monitordata/
0300 hours humanities musings ahead. :P
Etiquette is probably one of the most interesting aspects of human behavior to me, because what constitutes proper practice in one context might be metaphoric or literal suicide in another. It's a complex system of passwords and filters, whose purpose is essentially one giant security check.
Admin account for mastodon.acc.sunet.se - also over at firstname.lastname@example.org for a different account of the same things
mastodon.acc.sunet.se is run by the Academic Computer Club at Umeå University located in Umeå, Sweden. ACC is actively involved in several open source projects and we provide mirrors for Debian, Ubuntu, Gnome and GIMP. We also host servers for the Gimpnet, Freenode, and OFTC IRC networks. You can read more about our projects and our servers on the ACC website.