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The Fediverse is great thanks to things like the 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.

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Now that I'm reading so many 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

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When discussing the issue of predatory journals, why aren't people talking about how they probably only exist because we let scientific publishing turn into an overly lucrative activity?
#research #science #publishing

Hey Fediverse!

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 💜

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Nice language things: in Georgian terms for parts of the body, the palm is called khelisguli - formed of kheli (hand) + guli (heart), so it's literally the heart of the hand which I think is really nice :)

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.

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#ICANN is proposing allowing unlimited fee increases for .org domain names, which currently are allowed to increase a maximum of 10% annually at

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.

Good morning superfediversians!

How are you?

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Good morning, lovely Fediversians!

While the sourdough ferments I'll finish knitting the baby sweater. My idea was to give it to some friends but I was too slow and now the baby is too big.

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All the Marxist analysis in the world won't explain alienation of labor as well as a single full day working in your own edible garden

Hey Fediverse!

How are you?

I deleted another GAFAM service, a friend gave me little watercress plants for the vegetable patch and I learned that one can substitute ice cream by a frozen banana to make vegan shakes, so I'd say it's a good Saturday!

Have fun! ❤️

@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!

Hey Fediverse!

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)

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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

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