swearing 

THE GODDAMN FUCKING EAGLES, MAN.

After the last few days having been some of the worst of the last few years to me I'm srsly can't wait for our new robotic overlords to take over and get rid of most of them meatbags in the process, starting with the ones listening to music over their phone speakers in public transport and bus drivers closing doors and driving off at the exact same moment you reach the door and want to enter.

At my new university there's no wifi on any of the toilets and I'm beginning to think that's on purpose. 🤔

You people! I think I already/finally (depending on your mindset) figured out the courses to take this semester! At least the compulsory ones. And I still don't have a weekly schedule. Actually, nevermind, I'll come back later.

A RANDOM DUDE WITH A NECK BEARD AND A FEDORA JUST WALKED INTO MY DAMN CLASSROOM TO CORRECT WHAT I TOLD MY STUDENTS.

AND - SHOCKER - WASN’T EVEN RIGHT!!!

I’m dead. And screaming.

Just some pondering 

Thinking about taking the Computational Linguistics and/or the Artificial Intelligence major, for both of which I allegedly should take the Foundations of Logic course first, about which, again, really smart people keep telling me is really hard. Which I can't imagine to be. But those people really are smart. So I don't know. Gah.

Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

4 days into freshpeople-week and I'm still amazed for this year's freshpeople are mostly born this millennium.

anyone here who already played with RStudio's Radix for authoring scientific papers? experiences?

Once again it turns out it's true that there are two hard things in computer science. Plus arithmetics.

Is there something like an "off by .05" error? 

I'm doing a reeeally simple calculation in a shiny app (multiplying a grade B it's associated credit points and dividing by total cp) and I can't figure out by the life of me why it's a bit off from the same calculation done by someone else and by doing it in an interactive R session.

Blocking big tech companies 

If you use and want to use the togglehost function and the cron job from this blog post:

borisschapira.com/2018/09/one-

1. Put the togglehost function in ~/.bash_aliases
2. Put the following modified line in $ crontab -e

* * * * * if [ ! -e /etc/hosts ]; then export DISPLAY=:0.0 && /usr/bin/notify-send "Hosts file does not exist"; fi

@borisschapira

Trying to find out which department ("Fachbereich") my upcoming masters programme belongs to be like xkcd.com/773/

Can anyone give me a ? There are way too many to choose from to just try them all! Bonus props for something similar to RStudio!

reading, research 

While writing about the importance of reading in research for a report, albeit having only read about 5 or 6 books during my bachelors myself, a medical student on the neighboring table sits down and puts down eleven big books about a single topic, every single one full of bookmarks. And now I'm feeling right on the one hand and pretty hypocritical on the other... /o\

y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/20-mi

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

Yay for CW use in this instance 

I struggled initially to use/(hopefully) understand how and why to use CWs here - and/but now when i look at the federated time line and it's full of "stuff" without any brief summary of what's in the Toots - I realise how I've gotten used to and appreciate it!

Hopefully also making me better at writing figure legend titles...?!?! :)

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