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Here they are my resolutions translated to English:
1. Increase the quality of the articles I wrote, even if that means writing less often.
2. Gradually abandon privative software I still use, for example, migrating from Matlab to Julia little by little.
3. Be a more conscious consumer, reducing my footprint and supporting projects that make a positive change in the world.
4. Continue travelling and attending events and talks
5. Laugh, dance, paint
The Fediverse is great thanks to things like the #canHelpWith hashtag. Here goes mine!
I can help with:
- Baking: bread and cakes including sourdough
- Academic writing: LaTeX and bibliography management
- College level mechanical engineering (I teach at uni!): vibration, noise, structures, material properties and the like. Also numerical methods, specially finite elements.
- Spanish: I'm a native 😊
Feel free to ask about anything and I'll try to help.
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
I'm planning to weave a basket (I like building things) to put vegetables grown by me in and give it as a present to a friend of mine.
Cool thing is that I learned to weave at primary school about 20 years ago and never did it again but *I still remember*.
I can't remember where I left my glasses but still have a skill that haven't use for decades.
I think I told you we're making presentations about women in Italian class.
Last time a classmate talked about Luisa Spagnoli, a really interesting businesswoman and inventor, creator of the famous chocolates called Baci (kisses) that come with a little love message.
To finish the presentation, she gave us some to try, taken by her mother-in-law from Rome! She, of course, received a great applause.
Something that speaks volumes about our business culture (and capitalism itself, maybe) is the fact that people are quick to point out mistakes and inadequacies to customers, suppliers, and business partners, but they will ghost you when they are in the position to thank you or even just to confirm that everything works fine.
In a nutshell, our work/business environments foster negative interactions without encouraging positive ones.
Do not surrender... 😉
That's "brand" value.
The "value" of fried air.
Mechanical engineers build THINGS.
A visualisation of the brand values of the biggest global companies since 2000 to 2018.
Survellaince capitalism goes up and up.
Also, we mechanical engineers can forget about conquering the world 😂
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check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!
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PhD in Engineering. Crazy free software advocate. Homebaker. Punk
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