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.”
to be clear, the reason for not accepting any invite is "I'm actually pretty booked if you ping me day of"
"she's picked up on your reluctance to look her in her meat face"
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 )
kiddo's mom: hey is your space kid friendly?
me: uhhhh yeah so far
good friend with a degree in elementary education: hey I really wanna get into games as educational tools
me: if you want us to sponsor a weekly afterschool outreach thing????
20 day warning: I am doing a low budget kickstarter in February for a zine as part of zine quest.
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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