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Dear all,

For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:

If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!

Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on

"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!

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Computer scientist 👨‍🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)

is my academic home.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of ( admin.

Loves indie music: follow me at @arjenpdevries if you are interested in gigs, events, etc.

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Inaugural toots on using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.

See also:

Finally this happened!

#Friendica 2019.01 release now officially supports #activitypub out of the gate.

From their #changelong:

''The AP functionality was tested with Hubzilla, #Mastodon, #NextcloudSocial, #Osada, #PeerTube, with #Pixelfed and #Pleroma.''

Another bunch of users to interact with... a more viable alternative to FB and #Diaspora, because #activitypub (and #zot) is the future of decentralised social net.

Thank you guys, looking at the Fediverse:

Total servers: 3165
Total registered: 1889977
Total active last week: 175078
Total joined last week: 25116

Stats provided by `tootctl domains crawl`

Now I hoped that pixelfed federation to myself on would have been resolved with the upgrade to v2.7.0, but it did not.

Q: @dansup

Any idea why federation from @arjen to @arjenpdevries works fine, but to @arjen does not work? (I keep getting the hourglass.)

You have my permission to look at my records in the database!

/cc @pixeldev

Being on v2.7.0 gives all of us a new feature, _the directory_:

You can opt-in here:
(tick "List this account...")

Being on v2.7.0 gives all of us a new feature, _the directory_:

You can opt-in here:
(tick "List this account...")

Hi everyone, after over 12h downtime...

We are back, better than ever: running the v2.7.0 of Mastodon that was released Saturday night.

My apologies for the downtime - running out of diskspace collided with updating kernel modules, which required larger sysadmin rights than I currently have on the server where this instance runs.

I learned to either get those sysadmin rights myself, or not do upgrades from home on a Sunday afternoon, when *real* sysadmins have their weekend.

Can we please stop saying that computers see better than humans based on ImageNet results? That's simply wrong!

Although Elsevier hasn't come around yet, Wiley made an #OpenAccess publishing :oa: deal with Germany. Sounds interesting, the universities essentially pay for publishing services but all their authors' works will be available. It includes launching a new journal too. I haven't read through the details but this sounds really positive at first glance.

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.