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I've been a lot more chill over the past few weeks. I'd been stressing for a long while about my career and wanting to get to a point where I can professionally work on or stuff that interest me, but I think I'll just do that in my free time for now. (As an independent scholar.)

My current job is fine for me, seems secure, and is quite complimentary to my interests, so I'll just find fulfillment on my own time instead of struggling to force it into my career. 😅

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With the internet, the world can be a community college

This morning I realized that "inflation" means that there's price increases across the board, so you need to think about factors that increase prices in order to understand it. And until now I'd overly associated the term "inflation" with the concept of there being expansions in the money supply that in turn drove price increases. (That's evidently only one factor that can cause it.)

I figured this out after looking into why the Fed would think that instituting a hiring freeze would help to curb inflation.

I'm giving a short intro to #openscience (very broadly defined) to PhD students this week.

What are the things you wish you had been told as a PhD about how to practice Open Science?

What still confuses you to this day?

Are any of you familiar with that deal with/are for people who have academic/scholarly interests but aren't in academia? Please recommend them if so.

If you see yourself honoring and valuing the things you've done or created in the past, you can feel more confident that you'll be a good steward for the fruits of your present and future efforts.

Programmers, are there any resources that you'd recommend for learning how to understand and navigate documentations? Videos or courses might be especially helpful.
#docs #programming

All right, tomorrow I'm updating my resume and linkedin, Sunday I'm going to look at all the jobs people have sent me, going to get serious about the jorb search. Let me know if you know anybody looking for a statistician/data scientist!

and if any of you know anybody who might want a statistician/data scientist, let me know!

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An academic blogger and vlogger that I used to follow seems to have yanked down all the content they'd produced for years, and they seem to have become way more selective with who they share educational resources. :(

It's weird to kinda have a public good taken away, especially when the good seemingly required no significant added cost to continue to provide.

Very nice website. How do you make it? I was extra excited when I saw the TOC button - I love sites with TOCs. (I need to add a way to do them to my site.)

Not really an academics or working at any academic institution, but I still doing research in my free time. I'd very happy to hear your tips to publishing paper as an .

Field of interest ranging from , , to .

Currently based in .

@bthall "I'm the engine driver, not the oily rag" - Mr Kinnoch, Chemistry (used to assert his classroom dictatorship!)

Alt text:
"Your manuscript 'Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free' has also been rejected, but nice try."

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But also, besides adding my own quote, if I may comment on yours... it is surprisingly useful to understand why quantum computing (and quantum technologies) are interesting.

Indeed, working with quantum tools to do logic actually changes logic rules!

"Don't say 'it can't be done', say 'I don't know how to'".

It was probably 10th grade, a science class, and it referred to a particular chemical reaction, but it's usable in a surprisingly wide range of contexts!

Actually, it was in Spanish and to me it was subtly different, since the "yo" is optional so including it is emphasizing that it is oneself in particular that does not know:
"No digas 'no se puede', di 'yo no sé'".

Please share a quote or idea from your lower-ed days that has stuck with you.

"When you change the tools, you change the rules." —Mr. Funk, middle school humanities teacher

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Because that's your local instance you can do this pretty easily

Switch advanced web interface (turn this on in preferences->appearance)

Search for introductions which adds your search as a column.

Then toggle the column to be local only.


I'm an independent scholar of (that's just starting out on the indie scholar path). I'm interested in microeconomic theory, , , , and .

I am still in the process of figuring out precisely what I want to study, but I'm fascinated by economic theory — the models and the process of developing models and critiquing and applying them.

Is there a way to view which posts within a specific instance have a hashtag in them? I'd like to follow on without the noise of other instances.

Assuming that I'm understanding the second paper correctly, it even suggests that we can figure out which areas of theory (its explanatory/causal models) can likely be improved with greater or lesser amounts of additional effort (driving potentially greater research efficiency). This is by comparing the predictive accuracy of explanatory models to the predictive accuracy of predictive models, which are able to pull on potentially more sources of information.

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