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

Beginner runner - several PB today! 

So, I'm going for my first ever attempt at 10K distance in a few weeks time...
Using a 13-week walk/run program to get there. Week 12 session 1 today (50 min run) and DELIGHTED that I hit a new PB/PR for 5K under 30 min (28:38) - given this was hilly, I have hope for a flat 10K under 60:00 - oh well, we'll see.
Gotta take it easy the rest of the week after that effort, though.

Currently full of endorphins. Yay!

Happy Monday everyone :)

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

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

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 

@jon Not very important:

* Scrambling in a vain attempt to prevent hurt feelings for the next rich dude who shows up on Masto and desperately wants to be An Important Ally and just isn't very good at it

Very important:

* Abuse, dog-piling, etc. is happening against women, queers and people of colour on Masto right now, and yet we aren't rushing to ensure that it never happens again

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 

Enjoyed my outing a lot today - can really feel the difference from the changes in form I'm using.

In particular, it felt OK today to try for the first time, since starting walk/run (after having knee problems) to try and run a bit faster.

Which I know I shouldn't have done - will try and rein in that impulse next time.

But it was great to have a PR for the first time since starting back at zero with the walk/running.

Happy to you all!

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:

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

Meh, sorry it's a Medium link, but I am re-posting because there can never be enough reminders.

*I'm in an almost entirely white workplace, and they're not successfully attracting, mentoring, or retaining diverse faculty. The white folks steering the ship, as it were, are frustratingly defensive.


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

The N's justify the means

I'll be here all week everyone, tip your waiters

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

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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