A gentle reminder to folks who are new to Mastodon. In solidarity with those in the disabled community who rely on screen readers, we ask that you:

* Add alt text/image descriptions when you post media
* Capitalize the first letter of every word in a hashtag #LikeThis

#StrongerTogether #Accessibility #Disability #Solidarity

#CowsOfMastodon is great. Excellent cows, no notes on the cows. But, #Moostodon was right there.

Rivers meander over their course as they continuously erode and deposit sediment. Harold Fisk, a geologist and cartographer working for the US Army Corps of Engineers, mapped the meanders of the mighty Mississippi in 1944 and the results are mesmerizing. They also beautifully illustrate geology’s Law of Superposition: newer and younger sediments are deposited on top of older sediments. We see thousand of years of course changes. You can unravel the layers by eye by noting which layer cuts others

Hi everyone! If you are interested in anything related to the atmosphere/air quality and you want more people to follow, please check out the list we have going!

bit.ly/3GrU8LK

This is opt-in only and it is also being compiled into a GitHub list by @jorge (see the note on the page). Please boost to help reach new folks!

If you're new to #Mastodon, two tips: first, do an #Introduction post, it will help some people find you. Second, make sure your profile is complete (avatar, bio, a few links), you're more likely to get follow backs if you do that.

#TwitterTakeover #TwitterMigration

While we're on the topic of hashtags, will brighten your day.

Shoutout to all the Mastodon servers bouta get slammed. Don’t forget to tip your admins, Mastodon doesn’t have ads

Welcome to the fediverse, ! Or , , or whatever we are calling ourselves now. Hashtags seem to be the optimal way to find people here, so there you go!

RT @WhySharksMatter
There is no scientist whose science is so uniquely, irreplaceable brilliant that it is worth putting up with their abuse, harassment, toxic work environment, and/or racism.

The scientific output of all the people they push out of science would have been greater.

I see there is a hashtag which is perfect because I was going to ask about music anyway.

What music helps you focus on work tasks like , , or ? I've tried a lot of different things but I think my favorites so far are the Coding Mode playlist on Spotify (open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9) and Brain.fm (brain.fm/).

In the interest of learning new (new-ish I guess since it's not really a new language?) things, I've been working through some introductory guides. It really makes me wish had a built-in template project like "rails new" that creates all the default config settings and files rather than having to build all that from scratch. Unless it has that and I just missed it along the way?

We are extremely excited to share with the climate community (and beyond) the new and improved "Climate Data Guide" (by NCAR).

Explore the background behind 100s of different #weather and #climate datasets, along with the statistical tools to analyze them.

➑️ Check it out at climatedataguide.ucar.edu/, and do share with your networks! #OpenScience #Data

Also, feel free to reach out to the board of advisors if you have any suggests or data inputs! πŸ₯°

Sat in my hotel room reading up on the SPOC (github.com/nasa-jpl/SPOC) Machine Learning model for Rovers and their ability to classify Soil and Objects using their onboard computers. Very cool stuff.


A celebration of the Cloud Optimized Geotiff (with its emoji) :cog: (COG). cogeo.org/ It is just a geotiff 'aimed at being hosted on a HTTP file server, with an internal organization that enables more efficient workflows on the cloud'

Why is it transformative? Because no more downloading huge files! :qgis: at v3.2 can read -so just stream them in. How to find them using? Using STAC stacspec.org/en enabled catalogs. eg the STAC API Browser in :qgis: plugins

:cog: #eochat

Just a reminder about Mastodon.

Try not to directly upload videos here.
You have to remember that these videos have to be stored on the server that you're hosted on.

This would also eat up on available bandwidth, storage and memory resources of said servers and slow them down. Which would force server hosts to upgrade at a substantial cost.

Suggested idea...

Upload to YouTube, Vimeo or other video streaming services and share the link to the video here instead.

Twitter was really useful for finding people to write about. I’d often stumble across incredible stories of discovery, innovation and leadership. I hope #ScienceMastodon can be the same. If you come across extraordinary, inspirational #WomenInSTEM / researchers from other historically excluded groups, please let me know! #TwitterMigration

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#Goodmorning mastodon πŸŒ…- Hope you have a great #Monday! You got this! (I’m using some #coffee to help get the day started though) β˜•οΈ

Isn’t it great to #toot in peace?? and be friendly again? :)

Hey, so, we've hit 1,028,362 monthly active users across the network today. 1,124 new Mastodon servers since Oct 27, and 489,003 new users. That's pretty cool.

I love that is trending on here! My husband is eagerly waiting on the arrival of his first e-bike that he ordered last month. We don't live in the most bike-friendly of places (Oklahoma), but he is going try commuting with it and see how it goes. 🚲 ⚑

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