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Ok, so much snow that there's a campus power outage and everyone had to go home. Boo!

snow 

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Woop, large Arctic meta analysis datasets are starting to come in slowly. +1 for my graduate student led project group :)

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Reviewing something in my field that is well-written, novel, and totally compelling (where you ask yourself, this is such an obvious and important topic, how has no one tackled this before?!) is such a profound joy.

You know you're not a real chemist when you are taken by surprise by just how hot a sodium hydroxide solution gets. Exothermal whaat?

I've been doing some reading in self referencing, and there is absolutely some self inflation going on where it is unnecessary. However the more specialised a field becomes, the fewer people work in the relevant sub discipline, and the more likely self referencing becomes. Some fields sadly only have one lab looking into them..

I am now a member of the GSA as dept rep. Also involved in looking into overall finances on a project with the GSA pres. Let's see if we can change things instead of just complaining ;)

One of my advisors returned from doing all the conferencing and we had an update meeting about my wee project(s). So far so good. Hopefully doing Winkler titrations for a bit from now on

Adventures in . Yay! I found a package for what I want to do! Boo, it's for version 0.4 (currently 1.2). How impolite is fixing someone elses stuff? I mailed them. I'll probably break it in the process since I'm a julia-noob

Adventures in : So far I like many things but will never get used to array[1] being the first element. Also no brackets which feels strange. I like that from 1.2.0 on you have to explicitly tell an incrementation inside a loop that it's global if you want it to update the value outside the list.

Reading about the latest harassment situation, this time at the GSA, I am hearing and seeing more people suggesting that we have fewer moments with alcoholic beverages at scientific conferences because it is creating an unsafe situation for (afab) undergraduates. I have always understood why the temperance movement happened, but I didn't think it would happen again in my lifetime in my field just because some people can't keep their hands to themselves OR mistake scientific interest for other.

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RT @AWI_de
Der Handlungsdruck ist enorm: #AWI-Direktorin Antje Boetius und Hans-Otto Pörtner beziehen Stellung zum neuen #IPCC-Sonderbericht „Ozeane und Kryosphäre im Klimawandel“ #SROCC #Cryosphere #CryosphereWednesdays @IPCC_CH

awi.de/ueber-uns/service/press

: Mario Hoppmann

IPCC special report on the oceans and cryosphere came out today. Obviously of interest. Watched part of the live stream when they presented it. Really quite annoyed with the media questions so turned it off. redrafting to add link: ipcc.ch/srocc/download-report

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conference experience, ~ 

Presentation over. I think it was ok. First time in my life I didn't go over time too :BlobCatMlem:

First presentation (since I started this PhD) tomorrow. 6 slides left after hacking out the rest, and still managing to make it > 15 minutes :BlobCatSurprised:

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I wrote a very personal piece about being an Asian American archaeologist for Sister STEM and Science Rising's latest series on politics, identity, and STEM.

sisterstem.org/2019/09/16/to-b

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