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Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add #Mastodon timelines into #rss feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances. #Mastodon101 #rss

I spent some time this weekend putting together a small Python program that drives a browser to collect a citation network from Google Scholar, and writes it out as a Gephi file:

It was a little bit hairy because of all the CAPTCHAs that Google throw at you while the collection is running. But having the browser be non-headless means a person can intervene to identify cars and signs when necessary, afterwhich the program resumes.

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