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A quick to me! I'm Larissa, I live in , and I'm the User Engagement Specialist at the Humanities Commons. At the Commons, my primary focuses are community and user support. My academic research interests include , , , and .

Another fun fact about me? I have been JAMMING to Carly Rae Jepsen all morning 💃 🎶🎤

Did you know you can now add your Mastodon handle to your Humanities Commons profile? Log in to the Commons, choose Edit on your profile page, add your Mastodon handle, and click Save! Learn more here: support.hcommons.org/add-a-lin

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According to , my listening mood in the morning is "hopeless romantic kindness pumpkin spice." I have absolutely no idea what this means but I'm into it 😎

To mark #LostSpeciesDay today, a special post — “A Bestiary of Loss” — images of 39 recently extinct animals and their stories, from the aurochs to the ivory-billed woodpecker: publicdomainreview.org/collect #biodiversity #extinction #art #illustration #history #histodon #histsci #zoology

Did you know that you can now link your Mastodon handle to your Commons profile?

Just go to Edit under your photo when you are logged into the Commons and under Institutional or Other Affiliation you'll find the field to add it!

Use the format @YOUR USERNAME@hcommons.social and don't forget to save changes at the bottom.

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Our goal for this Giving Tuesday campaign is to fund 6 months of Mastodon hosting, maintenance and moderation for a total of $3000. So far, you’ve helped us raise $500 towards that goal! Can we get to 100%? Help us fund the full 6 months here: tinyurl.com/yc28usz4

Our leap into Mastodon has been a little stressful and a lot educational. It provides a much-needed alternative to *that thing over there* & we're learning from it to inform our own future development. If you're into the whole thing, consider supporting us this tinyurl.com/yc28usz4

Academic communities need infrastructure, just as our local communities do. And infrastructure requires investment, which is why this we’re asking for your support for our Mastodon server, hcommons.social. Read more on our blog: team.hcommons.org/2022/11/29/s

Good morning, and welcome back from the holiday to observing US folks! hcommons.social is up and running smooth as silk, I’m happy to report. Our apologies once again for the bumps (and losses) we experienced in the transition to our new server environment. Now that we’re settled in, I’m turning my attention to some questions of community . I’m looking into Loomio as a suggestion and decision-making platform, but I’d love to hear if there are more suggestions out there!

Several updates from hcommons.social admin land:

1. I'm admitting new accounts out of the request queue this morning, and then I'm going to shut down requests for a little while in order to make sure service doesn't degrade.

2. In the short term, keeping things running requires period process restarts. They happen very quickly but you may see 502s or other errors if you're in the right place at the wrong time.

3. In the long term, we're going to embark on a significant instance rebuild, in order to try to make things around here more resilient. That will of course require some planned downtime; we'll keep you posted as we get there.

Let me know if you have questions!

Spread the word! 📣 The Humanities Commons team is looking for a Python Developer who is passionate about working with open source technologies and digital publishing systems. Apply here: careers.pageuppeople.com/782/c

A quick to me! I'm Larissa, I live in , and I'm the User Engagement Specialist at the Humanities Commons. At the Commons, my primary focuses are community and user support. My academic research interests include , , , and .

Another fun fact about me? I have been JAMMING to Carly Rae Jepsen all morning 💃 🎶🎤

We are beyond thrilled to officially launch Commons and welcome HASTAC into our network of participating organizations. With 20 years’ experience connecting scholars across disciplines, we couldn’t think of a better partner and collaborator. Check out the new site at hastac.hcommons.org/

hcommons.social

hcommons.social is a microblogging network supporting scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.