Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

I did a little prototyping on a new layout for my game's character info. Not nearly complete (doesnt show most of the stats yet) but thought I'd share anyway. It at least gives an idea as to the direction im heading in on visualizing some of this stuff with just ASCII.

Some general info:

The game is called AetherMud and it is open-source :opensource: and written in Java :java:

You can find the source code here:

Related - check out Claus Wilke's slides on giving good presentations. It's not obvious, but many of his insights come from understanding human cognition and behavior:
I just went to 3 conferences in the last 6 weeks and many of the presenters ignored the basics.

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@freemo I am an invertebrate paleontologist. So I don't really work on anything with a backbone. I haven't really focused on a particular group, but my Master's was focused on a bivalve (clams) genus, and I have worked on things like trilobites before.

Hello -- I am Jeremy, and very new to Mastodon. I read through quite a few posts from different servers and loved the vibe of everyone in QOTO. I look forward to getting to know everyone better!

Hi !

I am a paleontologist/geologist. My research interests are in paleontology. I mostly focus on using quantitative methods, my Master's thesis used morphometrics and multivariate statistics to quantify species within a single bivalve genus. I now work for a university as a geology lab manager. I mostly teach and coordinate the introductory undergraduate course labs.

I'm also just an all around science nerd, so I'm excited to meet other scientists and discover new things. I love to be always learning. Along with this comes an appreciation for most and fantasy things out there.

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