Working & Reading Habits:

Where do you find yourself at your most productive? Do you prefer to read papers and do writing / busywork in different locations?

Libraries? Coffee Shops? Campus? Town?

I'm interested in hearing how best you all work and learn!

I'm getting to read up on something for work that I've been wanting to read up on anyway 😚

@drbjork @mplouffe I dunno, I think that it's mostly that the free solutions currently don't have the market share or name recognition that DB has, so an argument for supporting those platforms fails to appeal to management. Getting the cost to implement support for them to $0 is a big step towards their adoption. Crawl and walk with "we support Dropbox + other things", then run with "we support Dropbox, Nextcloud, and Spideroak"

Plants in the city vs outside of it - what are they like and how do they make babies?

How does urbanization affect the reproductive characteristics and ecological affinities of street plant communities?

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Shifting gears from the regulatory determinants of MNC corruption risk to the effects of climate shocks on horizontal inequality in ethnically divided countries while I wait for coauthor to approve manuscript for submission.


Now I know what owl legs look like and life can never be the same again.


Trying a similar request again: can anyone recommend a good journal that covers environmental justice?

@noctiluca Yep, there's a very good PDF and ebook reading app that should work on it (I used it on my first generation iPad mini). I don't know the name of it at the moment, but I think it's "GoodReader."

+ There's Libby and Overdrive, Podcast apps, RSS reader apps

Again correct me if I am wrong. Nothing is done during installation, the JIT cache is only created when you run it for the first time. I'm not sure if it would persist.
As I see it it is a technological problem and they might fix it eventually. I hate it when they have JIT compile everything, even Plots.jl.

By JIT compiling, do you mean that it would need to recompile the package each time that it's used or can you maybe use a cache after compiling it the first time (when installing it)?

Julia doesn't have an equivalent pacaking format of Python wheels. So you would end up JIT compiling everything you install. And that can be annoying. This also means that distros won't be able to package Julia packages.

There is some talk about sysimage support, but is not position independent code, from what I read. Tbh, that is out of my league.

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