Let me introduce you to the floff that is my grandparents cat. He is uncle to my kittens 🐈🌸 #mastocats

Beginner runner - several PB today! Show more

Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?
laurakalbag.com/what-is-wrong-

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?
laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastod

Still the best thing when I'm drawing and a lock of my hair gets loose and falls in front of my face and it's MFING BLUE YAAH

Probably one of the saddest parts of leaving birdsite was that I’d spent a pretty decent amount of time trying to add and follow a lot more women in tech, and I miss hearing from them.

Help me balance my follows out and suggest some awesome #WomenInTech to follow (cis/trans, it’s all good). Boost this, maybe even reply with yourself, maybe we can get a good list of voices.

Feedback please: suggestions for Mastodon after the recent drama Show more

How's your day going? I just came out of the post office and got into the wrong car, so hope your day is going better πŸ˜‚

Just had my first pull request to a GitHub project approved recently. This is my first time contributing to an open source project. Although it’s a fairly small language translation patch, but I am happy for taking the first step. 😁

I have all of these little pieces sitting in a folder waiting to be adopted. They range from 10 - 12cm square. For the low low price of $5 USD I will pop one in an envelope and send it to you. They will all be signed, and they're all original hand-drawn works. #MastoArt #CreativeToots

Beginning running Show more

Hey pals do you think you could boost this so I can find & connect with more trans men here & irl? Thank you! :blobcheer: :heart_trans:

I really want to connect and talk to more artists ✨

#Diversity training: emotional distress ("white #fragility") in the face of challenges (#racism, U.S.) Show more

What is a statistician's most controversial idea regarding event observations among population N's? Show more

Dear folks making custom emojis for Mastodon, a note on accessibility from @laura:

β€œSo while word_word or wordword seems to be the standard for multiple-word emoji on Mastodon, using camel case is probably more accessible.β€œ

More tips at: laurakalbag.com/custom-emoji-o

So I'm thinking of tattoos, I am keen to get tattoos that fit within a bladerunner world. Not tattoos that are like drawing cybernetics on you. I want to look like someone in the world, not someone trying to paint the world on my body. Any ideas?

Does anybody have experience with applying for funding for postgrad (below-Doctorate) part-time distance courses? Unlikely, I know.

Any European researchers who would be affected by ? Do you mind funding agencies telling you, "You can't publish in Nature, Science, or Cell?"

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administratorsβ€”anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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