Professor of Analytics, doing the academia thing until I rage quit.
baker/dog owner/wannabe goth/poppunk nostalgist/(s)witch/comic nerd/crafter
Wantonly bisexual, terrible at romance, worse at monogamy, permanently angry at gender norms.
A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released”
Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on instances.social, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.
“In this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]“
“These data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.“
“The spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”
(tunnel goons continues here https://www.twitch.tv/magsmaenad)
and we're live over at https://www.twitch.tv/magsmaenad even if "live" is a subjective statement at the moment in that the energy is low
you: minding your own business
me, at the top of my lungs: WINE AND WOMEN AND WONDERFUL VICES
(this is becoming a problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNITXkO5nJ8 )
someone who likes branded social media more than I do is making an instagram for the space (we're calling it #MFUnderground , since it's under our LLC Mindflower Creative)
if you want to hang out with me and @signalstation irl and check out my sick new studio space (+maybe my apartment, even though that's a few miles away), consider coming to New Mexicon https://www.newmexicon.com/
(tickets on sale now, some restrictions apply, I am trying to do a riff on the annoying commercial voice but I apparently can't)
inappropriate landlord jokes
landlord: "so what are you using the space for? sex parties?"
business partner: "total eyes wide shut deal"
me: "so anyway we'll need to set this room up as a recording studio, and then this room can be prep"
landlord: "wait, really?"
business partner: "well, games"
me: "sex games"
DO NOT START WITH ME I WILL OUTDO YOU IN LEWD CHICKEN OLD MAN
Science goth who likes hugs.
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