Just got back from a really fun and productive workshop at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. It was bittersweet though, because I felt inadequate being there.
TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike
As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up
The country basically shut down for a day
New college courses by a neural net trained on the @UCSanDiego course catalog. I would at least read the syllabus for some of these.
PRO TIP: to sounds smart say say "telos" instead of "end". For example, "how does my rear telos look in these pants?" "I live on a dead telos street." Etc.
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I think I'm actually getting tired of th CWs being used to tell me what's in the toot. Now I have to click on every single toot before I can see any interesting content. Part of this is thst the CWs are often vague, so I have no idea whether or not I want to read a toot. I'm using social media because I want to consume content! I'm following people for a reason!
I'm gonna be real with y'all, one of the things that keeps me on the birdsite is all the awful people. I can go pretty far down the rabbit hole of bad takes (and then hundreds of people agreeing with those bad takes). It hurts so good.
Aaranu (Heraldic) - Giant cat-fish
I'm at that point in paper writing where I'm thinking "Everybody already knows this stuff, you're just full of hot air, just shut up and give up."
If anyone here plays "Wordfeud," the Words With Friends ripoff, come find me. My handle is "category theorist," and I will destroy you.
Unless you're really good at Scrabble in which case you will destroy me, but either way it's a good time.
Morning, beautiful people.
You're doing great. Just keep doing what you're doing. I believe in you.
I am still here. But I have nothing to say.
Weird stuff your in-laws leave on the bedside table in the guest bedroom...
Weird realization: I'm on sabbatical this term, and it's taking four people to replace me. One for teaching, one administrator (hopefully competent, unlike the one I had to work with), and two academics dividing my old service roles (one of them gets a teaching reduction).
I seriously need a raise.
Please brüther may I have some töots
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