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Hello! I'm a researcher in & for . My current obsession / reading is projective geometry.

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Photo: our dog, who we refer to as the pup.

A queue of Blue Jays at the peanut feeder. It isn't always FIFO (first in, first out); sometimes a waiting Jay will be looking off in space when another one takes the next spot.

TIl II -- what is a shacket?
a shirt jacket

TIL the source of Monday's household crisis was the power consumption of the printer >> what the little UPS could handle (the wireless router was affected, 3 ppl couldn't work).

Mercy sakes, our printer is a hog.

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Every year, students in my CS 488 Software Development course work in teams of 4-8 to build software for an external customer. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, that customer could be you!

Last year's ​projects included:

* A video game to teach people about earthquake preparedness.
* Creative animation software for an artist.
* A tool to help a faculty member organize course content.

Do you (or someone you know in a local organization) have a computational problem for which you need a piece of software? Let me know and maybe we can help you out.

WHAT YOU GET

Free custom software! This comes with some caveats:

* We usually produce stand-alone desktop applications. Other things are possible, but I'd prefer to stay within this realm.
* These are mostly seniors working on their first large piece of software. I make no guarantees as to quality; you might get something that you can use to do real work, but you might just get a fragile "proof of concept". We use an agile development technique that regularly reexamines goals, priorities, and expectations; this leads to a good probability that we'll have something working by the end of the semester, even if some of your more optimistic features have to be dropped.
* There probably won't be anyone to maintain your program after the semester is over. You might be able to hire some juniors to do more work on it.

WHAT YOU GIVE (We'll work with you on all of these things)

* Create an initial description of your project.
* Create and maintain a list of "user stories"​ (​things that you want your program to do​)​.
* Commit to meet with the students every other week to discuss progress and priorities. This must be a firm commitment; it's a disaster for me ​and ​the students and me if a customer flakes out.

Please boost and let me know ASAP if you're interested!

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Hi folks! I love that people have posted contact info from the bird site.

if websites: it is hard to keep up with your lovely new posts without RSS or updates via email (team RSS here). Or do you all have some other way? 👀

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Representing the machine learning community by giving a talk at #AIChE2022 in jeans and sneakers.

Every other speaker wore a whole suit and tie!

(also every speaker was male but that's a different topic)

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Critters at home: 1: imperious-looking Blue Jay, 2: expectant squirrel (I realized I may be able to tell them apart from the ears, this one has some injuries), 3: white-breasted nuthatch in a classic, no neck pose, 4: one of the many, many chickadees.

Hi folks! I love that people have posted contact info from the bird site.

if websites: it is hard to keep up with your lovely new posts without RSS or updates via email (team RSS here). Or do you all have some other way? 👀

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We needed a library to securely transfer arbitrary #python objects across the network. We needed it for training models using cluster resources. Yann Bouteiller and Milo Sobral delivered, and It's now #opensource and available on #GitHub. Perhaps you'll find it useful!

github.com/MISTLab/tls-python-

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Owls are definitely my favourite subject to photograph, so it was a delight to run a little owl workshop on a farm in Worcs for a few years, before relocating.

Each summer I would search the branches of the old oaks near the barn to see if any owlets had successfully branched.

Just like the adults, the owlets have that intense and comical, angry-looking stare.

Fabulous, amusing birds that I miss seeing.

#littleowl #owl #naturelover #wildlifephotographer #cute #funny #worcestershire

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I keep seeing lots of long-time #fediverse users saying 'don't favourite posts it does nothing' but actually when you favourite my posts it makes me smile and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Northern Mockingbirds at home, doing what they do best: getting to the top of a tree and singing their little hearts out.

I didn't follow the FTX disaster, Today in Tabs has a good and humorous summary
todayintabs.com/p/magic-bean-d

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I've actually been reluctant to post more on Mastodon since the controversy on PoC being blocked for not using CW when talking about their shared experience.

As a WoC from a disadvantaged background, I care deeply about socio-economical issues and it's something I've always tweeted about.

I'm curious to know how other BIPOC are dealing with this, or if non BIPOC folks are adamant about using CW liberally.

Interdisciplinary research's joys! /s

> ... after many decades, Ambartsumian said, "If an astronomer publishes an article with a mathematical content in a physics journal, then the most likely thing that will happen to it is oblivion."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse_

Celosia at the farm, on top of a compost pile. The seeds must have come in with someone's garden clippings; there have been a few large celosia plants at that location for the last 2 summers. There's one bloom in this photo that has fasciation / cresting.

Plant-pumpkin II was starting to degrade, so I planted it in the flowerbed.

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Scotland offers some amazing opportunities for #wildlifephotography. Atlantic Puffins have to be one of the most charismatic and photogenic species out there. I have been very fortunate to have spent 4 summers studying seabirds on the Isle of May, living among 40,000 pairs of these birds.

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