Now that I'm reading so many #introductions I realised that I never introduced myself here!
I'm a researcher in applied mechanics, blogger and home baker. I'm obsessed with sourdough bread and free software and paint and knit whenever I can.
My objective for 2018 is learning to play the mandolin :D
Nueva habilidad adquirida: poner palos a los tomates.
Make yourself a healthy meal. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just tasty.
I am exhausted by some of the so-called open people in my field being hostile to my ideas — although the people who work with software are way more positive thankfully!
I feel really strongly about how science needs to dump closed source and bad programming habits, like Matlab. Often this blog post gets exposure that's positive but now it's being treated a bit negatively.
What do you all think?
We now have a custom emoji for the superiour siege weapon:
Mastodon is supposed to be a safer space, right, so here I go again:
I see a lot of people on Left Twitter use words that have their root in ableism.
Terms like: dumb, stupid, idiot, lame, crazy, etc. all originally referred to disabled people. They were used to mock and dehumanise us.
I would appreciate a lot if ppl could examine their language & not use words that originated as terms for disabled people.
At the end of the day remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough. ~ Lori Deschene
I think my favorite thing about the fediverse is that it actually never feels like I'm screaming into a void. It feels like I'm thinking out loud to a group of strangers who, despite not knowing me, are supportive and interested in what I have to say.
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All this discussion follower counts...
If you want to be more "popular" on #mastodon create content that is interesting to people, boost good quality content, actually interact with people and treat them as people, not audience.
So try to not be popular, but a contributor to community.
Treat this place like a communication tool, not marketing platform. [cont]
Growing my own vegetables is the best thing ever! I'm always excited of the evolution of the plants.
Much more fun than engineering 😂
I also have a pumpkin growing at 1,5m high so maybe engineering comes on handy.
I'll keep you updated!
We should start a new #geek game in the #fediverse: one toot (or more, as replies) to propose a use case for #BlockChain, everybody boost until one other user reply with a better solution in term of #energy consumption and safety.
It could be a great way to help the planet by reducing this total waste of energy!
We could mark the last toot of the use case as #BlockUseCase so that people can see if it has been debunked.
If the use case is too vague we mark it as #BlockFantasy to stop boosts.
Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery
Just cleaned the house and wow it feels like huge workout! I should give it a cool name and charge people to do it for me.
If you have ideas we can go 50-50.
I had a very motivating discussion at lunch today with a grad school colleague and a postdoc, about how we never feel like we're being productive, but then suddenly we realize we've written the chapter/submitted the paper/conducted the experiment somewhere in between all the procrastination.
Academia: The job in which you're working all the time, but never feel like you are.
We could make an open-access peer review journal without much trouble.
Host everything using DAT or torrents to keep down hosting costs.
Maybe actually offer help with copy editing and whatnot. Focus on civil society as much as the pure academic part of things.
I like this idea.