Cyberpunk Librarian – Episode 56 – The FOSSiL Projects
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The Cyberpunk Librarian is back and he’s talking about software… His own software! Join Dan for a look at The FOSSiL Projects and discover what he’s been working on for the past couple of months! And hey, maybe there’s something in the Projects that can help make your library life just a little easier!

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Links

  • iAWriter – My writing app of choice on the iPad.
  • The FOSSiL Projects – Free and Open Source Solutions in Libraries. The primary website for information about the projects.
  • FOSSiL Projects on GitLab – The FOSSiL Projects repos on GitLab.
  • CargoCult Demo – Try this thing for yourself!
  • PHP – Write some code, find some frustrations.
  • Python – A better brand of misery.
  • MariaDB – It’s MySQL, without Oracle.
  • Ubuntu MATE – It’s so… green!
  • WordPress – Sure, there are other CMS solutions, but this is the one I like.
  • GitLab – Host your code in an versioning system that’s 100% open source.
  • Download GitLab – Host your code in your own hosted versioning system.
  • GOGS – Simple, easy to use, git style versioning system. Works pretty much everywhere.
  • VirtualBox – Run virtual Linux servers using open source virtualization software. It’s VMware, with Oracle.

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Cyberpunk Librarian – Episode 55 – At Odds With Odds and Ends
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Holy crap! Cyberpunk Librarian is back! On this episode, Dan talks about the projects that have been holding up the show and what’s going on in his life. It’s a conversation over coffee with your friendly neighbourhood Cyberpunk Librarian!

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Links

Blogging

Facebook Is a Garbage Fire

RSS Readers

  • QuiteRSS — Free, open source RSS reader for Linux, Windows, and macOS
  • Reeder and Unread – Inexpensive RSS readers for iOS
  • Reeder — Inexpensive RSS reader for macOS
  • Flym and Read – RSS readers for Android
  • Brief – A free, open source RSS reader for Firefox – WebExtensions and Firefox 56+ compatible
  • FeedBin and Feedly – RSS readers on the web – Premium, but inexpensive services that sync across devices

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Organisation

  • Kanban – Wikipedia
  • Ōno Taiichi – Creator of kanban
  • Trello – A freemium kanban system for tracking projects.
  • Projects – A public Trello board so you can see what Dan is doing these days

Python Projects

BBS

  • BBS – A fantastic documentary from Jason Scott, the archivist behind textfiles.com
    • Watch the BBS documentary series on YouTube
  • Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It – A fantastic podcast about technology, history, people, and getting out of debt
  • Mystic BBS – A pretty sweet BBS package for macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • SynchroNet – A pretty sweet BBS package for Windows and Linux
  • WWIV – A classic bit of BBS kit that I ran back in my teenage years
  • VirtualBox – Works on macOS, Linux, and Windows and runs virtual machines with ease
  • SyncTerm – An excellent terminal emulator that invokes the old days of dial up
  • Qodem – A clone of the classic Qmodem terminal emulator

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Cyberpunk Librarian – Episode 54 – Nexus and Empathy
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Join Dan for a special episode of Cyberpunk Librarian where he looks at what it is to be human in an increasingly technological world, and within the world of one of the greatest novels in the cyberpunk genre!

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Cyberpunk Librarian – Episode 53 – Free and Mine
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Sometimes it’s far harder than it should be to find that academic paper or research article. Papers and journals are locked behind paywalls, paywalls that don’t matter to your patrons. So let Dan help you break the walls down, and get those articles you and your patrons need!

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Links

  • Google Scholar – Start here whenever you’re looking for a scholarly article.
  • Unpaywall – For Firefox and Chrome. Looks for legal access to scholarly articles.
  • DOAJ – The Directory of Open Access Journals. Almost 10,000 journals an over 2.5 million articles.
  • Arxiv – Pronounced “Archive,” this is a massive ePrint server from the Cornell University Library. You’ll find open access to over 1.3 million articles on a variety of subjects.
  • Sci-Hub – Open access to scientific and academic research.
  • Library Genesis – Over 2 million eBooks, magazines, and articles.
  • Sci-Hub Links for Chrome – Turn those DOIs and Pubmed links into Sci-Hub links.
  • IBT – Two-thirds of the world’s academic papers are now on Sci-Hub
  • r/Scholar – The scholarly article subreddit.

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