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Hello, all. I made an account here in the early days, but haven't been using it, so saying hi again.

I'm a social and psychologist. My general role is to be third author :), doing the statistical/methodological heavy lifting on papers on child development and behavior problems, substance abuse and other health risk behaviors, school and community interventions, and a fair bit more (e.g., chronic pain, infant sleep) as consultant.

Also, advocate.

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Basing my career ambitions loosely on Indiana Jones

* Punch Nazis
* Such an engaging teacher that there's a crowd of students at my office hours

How to piss off your consultant 

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How to piss off your consultant 

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A COVID-19 statistics PSA from your local health data scientist 

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Hey all – if you needed to host lecture videos online and freely available for streaming, what would you do? Is there a nice AWS/S3-self-hosted solution around? (I'm comfortable/familiar with the tech needed for whatever.) I'd really rather not put them on YouTube if I don't have to. :BoostOkay:

Research and $ delayed, Covid 

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I did consider changing my middle name to Potassium, and abbreviating it to K, for the sake of the rare times when anyone asked me what K stood for.

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Hello, all. I made an account here in the early days, but haven't been using it, so saying hi again.

I'm a social and psychologist. My general role is to be third author :), doing the statistical/methodological heavy lifting on papers on child development and behavior problems, substance abuse and other health risk behaviors, school and community interventions, and a fair bit more (e.g., chronic pain, infant sleep) as consultant.

Also, advocate.

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πŸ€” hmm the way people use CWs on mastodon makes them kinda like subject lines for e-mails

πŸ™ƒ oops subject lines are now CWs

CW: A message from Richard Stallman

CW: You have 96 notifications, 1 poke and 1 group invite

CW: Your credit card statement is ready

CW: I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn

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Happy Copyright Extension Has Stolen Our Right To Have Coltrane In The Public Domain Day

but not happy at all about it.

Cripes. I'm traveling Sunday for my last doctoral student's commencement. TOTALLY forgot his graduation gift.

I think I can bring it together in time.

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A feature article in our local newspaper about an 8-year-old girl who wrote to the editor, asking that the newspaper start running her favorite comic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_a)
The newspaper did the right thing. They said, yes (and will replace Beetle Bailey ... finally) and then connected the girl to the comic artist (Dana Simpson, a transgender artist), and shared the written Q/A between fan and creator. Come on. I love that! #smallstories mastodon.social/media/tqW6hKcI

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you, enlightened: "math notation should be clear and simple; avoid excessive use of fonts &c."

me, a fool: "my subscripts have prefix and postfix subscripts"

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"Around 200 German universities will lose their subscriptions to Elsevier journals within weeks, because negotiations have failed to end a long-term contract dispute" nature.com/articles/d41586-017

that's an interesting way of phrasing "because Elsevier are a cabal of shitbags"

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~ Me, describing the basics of R markdown to a student ~

Me: Okay so have you used R markdown before?

Them: No

Me: Are you familiar with markdown?

Them: No

Me: Hmm. Okay, I know. Have you ever posted on Reddit?

Them: Yeah!

Me: Okay we have a starting point

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While I'm inventing conspiracy theory origins for recent technologies, here's another one:

Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person pseudonamed "Satoshi Nakamoto". Before people used their spare computing time to mine bitcoins, one of the big things they did with spare compute was to run the SETI@Home client, helping to search for extraterrestrials. Who might have a vested interest in redirecting resources away from the search for extraterrestrials? Is "Satoshi Nakamoto" really a /person/?

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Dear every journal that currently has a paper of mine out for review:

You may accept them all now, my schedule has just opened up

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is there a word for things that are named after people who would be unpleased to be associated with the thing in later days?

for example, Sylvester Graham and graham crackers ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_c )

the dear reverend graham would abhor the s'more that depends on the crackers named in his sake

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I'll jump 100% on the open science bandwagon once they drop the shaming of early career scientists as their main mode of activism

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