New Year resolutions Show more
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
espol Show more
He soñado que Albert Rivera venía a preguntarme qué tal el debate en una marcha hacia el Museo Minero. Íbamos todos vestidos de monte y él de traje.
Hoy hemos recibido casi medio kilo de propaganda electoral. Mi madre ha abierto una carta que venía sin distintivos diciendo "así que tú no pones nada eh, semejante payaso" refiriéndose al carismático líder del PP, que me provocó una trauma con su efigie de dimensiones épicas circulando en el tranvía.
Esto es una pesadilla.
I'm back to crochet! I'm creating some slippers for a friend using thick yarn.
I'm also listening to my favourite podcast: Post Apocalipsis Nau, if you understand Spanish I recommend it!
Enjoy your day 💜
I'm reading about rhetorics and I realised that I loved writing "text commentaries" (I don't know if this is the correct English term, I mean these pieces of writing in which one analyses the vocabulary, patterns... in a text) in high school. Discovering the tools the authors use was like learning to see. This is by far the most useful thing I learned during my school years.
I'm lately embracing humanities more than normal, I hope I don't get kicked off from science for such eccentricities.
#ICANN is proposing allowing unlimited fee increases for .org domain names, which currently are allowed to increase a maximum of 10% annually at https://www.icann.org/public-comments/org-renewal-2019-03-18-en
Until April 29 you can send a comment to express your disagreement.
If you wonder why this is relevant, consider that many non-profit organizations around the world might be forced to change their domain by simply raising the price enough.
Don't forget that in some places people strive to gain 10$ in a month.
Amazon Show more
I thought I deleted my Amazon account but, surprise, after six emails and four phone calls is still alive. They told me the first time they'd delete the account in 24h, instead they sent me instructions for asking to delete the account.
Amazon, I'm very stubborn, you won't win, but I'm thinking about people that have more stuff to do than me and doing this to them is disgusting.
Food (+) Show more
We ate food from the vegetable patch! Rocket!
It was delicious! 😍
We'll have the first lettuce in about a week, I think
@ondiz On a side note, I don't know very well how the thing works (it's different in Spanish) so I'm inventing without control just paying attention to the "feeling".
We are learning reported speech in Italian class and we have a quote from Gramsci to convert which reminded me of this song:
The pic shows the quote that says: "Odio gli indifferenti. Credo che vivere voglia dire essere partigiani. Chi vive veramente no può non essere cittadino e partigiano. L'indifferenza è abulia, è parassitismo, è vigliaccheria, non è vita. Perciò odio gli indifferenti."
Also features my fantastic handwriting 😂
@ondiz Also, I buried the third bucket of compost. It's great to reduce one's waste and nourish the land at the same time. Now it's part of my routine: separate organic waste, ferment, bury and plant on top!
My city is invaded by tourists, Easter processions and political propaganda so I'm baking bread and watching the fennel bulb grow.
There goes a pic of it so you can watch it grow with me!
(I'm using an app now and I can't the caption to the image: it shows the fennel with some rocket plants in the background)
Un consejo para comprar libros por internet: Si queréis comprar fuera del entorno Amazon (Iberlibro o Abebooks, por ejemplo, pertenecen a Amazon) os recomiendo la web de Uniliber, una asociación española de libreros de antiguo, viejo, usado y agotado que se han juntado para montar este portal de venta y aquí encontráis joyitas https://www.uniliber.com/
Food (vegan) + recipe! Show more
I produced extrathick vegan hot chocolate and I feel very accomplished 💜
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pure cocoa
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
I mixed everything very well and brought it to boil at maximum heat, then cooked it a little bit more mixing continously over medium heat until it thickened. I didn't use sugar because the almond milk was already sweetened.
The pic shows the cup filled with the hot chocolate with a bit of cinnamon on top.
PhD in Engineering. Crazy free software advocate. Homebaker. Punk
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