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Jun 9
2

So tired; And like this is gonna be a totally self-centered rant but I do comms for an open source project & the comms team didn’t feel right staying totally silent so we put out a (admittedly fairly anodyne) statement. But I didn’t go w/ my gut and check w/ the dev team and now I feel bad because one of our folks Read more

May 24
1

That’s why I love that the pacing and style on HG books tends towards really tight - it keeps it from going grimdark.

May 24
4

My goal is to finish the stack of books I got from the library before they open up again. I’ve also somewhat worked against this goal by buying old faves which is my comfort food.
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May 20
23

Looked this up for the other comment, but her diss was in paleo-climatology, modeling burial ground location based on storm surge events. Like yes I’m well familiar with press release fluff, but like to do that diss with any rigor requires all the good data practices ‘cause it’s incomplete and inconsistent population Read more

May 20
64

And the geography is both bachelors & PhD and her diss is paleo-climatolgy and like my experience w/ that field is it’s a lot of trying to model really messy and incomplete data. Like yes, I’ve known loads of grad students who don’t know what they’re doing...but I’m just a tad more skeptical of DeSantis side of the Read more

May 20
102

That sounds like the perfect qualifications for a data scientist and especially somebody making/managing dashboards.
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May 17
11

My state extended til June and like I wouldn’t be surprised if we go longer. I'm now mostly alternating grocery shopping between the kosher grocery store and the Bukharian grocery store and like folks are very much masked in both. 
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May 8
3

Congrats! And anecdotally the folks I know who go into grad school who’ve worked real jobs beforehand and know what they want out of it tend to do the best :)

May 6
4

Congrats! Small cutting boards, a roasting pan + half sheet baking sheet are just about all you really need unless you bake a ton (I really like the Nordicwear one everyone recommends), and I also dropped in to rec a santoku and a paring knife. I also really love my oxo soap despensing palm brush with it’s little Read more

May 5
3

Just finished the Making the Cut, which is the Amazon Project Runway knockoff. Also watched the Netflix one, and it’s fun kinda comparing the 3.
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May 3
5

Grandma bought a sofa w/ a built in recliner & never bothers to use it and instead spreads out on the couch and now I’m fighting for an armchair so I have somewhere to sit.

Apr 28
5

Yeah I went on a bed bath beyond buying spree & my stuff has been shipping really staggered cause it's assembled out of various stores.

Apr 27
2

Same on discussing this before & I finally bought it cause I was rereading it every couple of years. And it's a testament to Eloise Jarvis McGraw's skill as a writer that it's so different from The Moorchild which is also excellent. Also on the middle grade front, I found The Westmark trilogy on eBay and can't wait Read more

Apr 27
2

Most people say the first book is a slog (I never got through it either) but it’s supposed to get better. Read more

Apr 27
2

I’m rereading Scott Westerfelds Leviathan series which is alternate world steampunk WWI and somehow also not dark. Jasper Fforde’s Last Dragonslayer is lighthearted dystopia, Patricia Wrede’s Thirteenth Child is mostly light & good magic system.

Apr 21
4

Nah, Douglaston - never even been to the flagship. I dig Fairway cause it’s got in house kosher certification for baked goods that are fairly decent, generally a very good kosher selection, decent produce, and like more space then the local stores. Read more

Apr 21
13

Been in the city my entire life & still get confused/lost a lot cause I have no sense of direction- I’m not a good person to ask for subway stuff either. Read more