bujo, time management, academia
brain: ok I need to learn this and that and do that data-entry and work on articles and the thesis and improve my German. contract says I have to work X hours/day, let’s allocate X/N hours per item, make up an elaborate plan, and draw a #bujo tracker.
heart: this topic is so intriguing. and she’s so enthusiastic about it rn, isn’t it contagious?? let’s dive into this textbook and not do anything until we come out the other side!!!
trans issues, academia
want to keep a trans researcher happy? call us by name. call us by our full names, not a gender-neutral abbreviation, not a family name. and let us change our logins, emails and such.
it took a long time for me to convince #ruhrunibochum . At first they flat-out refused, saying a legal name change is required (despite me explaining the impossiblity of that as a Brazilian immigrant). in the end the #dgti Ergänzungsausweis came to the rescue.
small academic rebellion
every time they ask to use "Times font" I put in Brill (sometimes falling back to Charis for complex IPA). and if they ask "Arial" (for body) I put in Myriad. (unless page counts are involved.)
So far nobody has ever complained about it.
I think "Times" and "Arial" are often used as lay terms for "serif" and "sans".
things I love about German
warum, wieso, weshalb, weswegen, maybe also wozu, wofür
- grottan/grottani champion/champions suggest the fantasy staple, -i plural; but we also have medeen=lesson,lessons – zero plural nouns?
- I like that na=to, nal=from
- woa medeen = one lesson, wo emit = once to the enemy; either woa=one related to wo=once, or it's the same word (one,once) with noun class agreement
- some words sound too Earth-like tho, like fortu=strenght, mai=many?, throo=trust? hwali=blessed?(holy?)
polyamory/chemistry words question
My partner is my paramour, my partner's partner is my metamour, so... my partner's partner's partner is my orthomour? And then is it ipsomour? How far out can this terminology be stretched?
@Canageek it seems like your job to know this.
alt reminder, followers meta
reminder that I’m much more active in my non-academic alt @elilla .
it looks like I had a ton of pending follower requests even though I didn’t lock the account?? am I missing something here? y’all were always approved in my heart you beautiful queers (& that should be reflected in the cyber now)
in the modern world, museum exhibits often frame art in harsh, clinical, all-white surroundings whose ‘neutrality’ is too seldomly discussed (see Batchelor, « Chromophobia » for more; compare the Japanese tea ceremony for a radically different approach to appreciating art objects).
at the Ruhr-Universität, our dystopic nightmare of a beautiful Brutalist library provides quite another atmosphere to the colourful paintings in this corridor.
Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:
git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets
academic branding sillypost, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
This is my daily-use perfume: Knowledge by RUB. It’s the official fragrance of my university. Does ~your~ university have an official smell? Huh? Does it?? Didn't think so, nerd. And it's in IPA and crap so you know it's scientific. It uses compounds show 😆 by science 😂 to stimulate 😂 thinking 🤣🤣
(seriously I wanted this cause I found the whole thing throughly amusing, then gf got me one & I actually like it)
it's been a long time since I've done an academic thing just for the sake of it. it was my favourite part of being an undergrad.
I've applied to a summer school on Japanese palæography in the UK. it seems rad, you even get to practice with a calligraphy teacher to grok how the manuscripts are written. (in undergrad I've brushed with Latin palæog., & East Asian calligraphy, just because).
But the course is pretty long, & even if approved I'm not sure if I'll get funding for so many days...
Brazilian trans woman researching Japanese linguistics in Germany. Anarchist pro-intersectional vegan.
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