I'm late to the #introductions, but here it goes. I'm 30, she/her, from #Germany. I work as a environmental scientist at a university, pursuing a PhD degree. I need some #python #programming skills to do that.
I'm fairly into #crafts, especially #fiberarts like #knitting and #sewing.
I enjoy #boardgames a lot, I also started playing #shadowrun about a year ago.
#games like #citiesskylines or #civilization5 have quite a few hours on my steam account.
Plus: Trying to improve my #french ;)
The weirdest thing ever being someone from a poor background who grew up in the "hood" is how people talk about me like I'm so extraordinary and talented and quick witted but there's 10 other folks I grew up with who have the same level of skill and wits and talent still waiting for their chance.
It's WORLD PANGOLIN DAY! My timeline does not have enough pangolins on it considering this fact and nor does yours, so please accept this contribution.
Had a good time at the nursery, always a pleasure.
I bought a Calathea medaillon, a pilea peperomia and a Croton. Last one is a replacement plant because I've overwatered my Croton and part of it died away slowly :( I'll see what I can do for the small part that still looks healthy. #florespondence #indoorplants
Find a gorgeous large plant at my favorite nursery. No price, little red tag, but not the usual "not for sale tag" - I ask someone and they say "sure, 24.95". Cool, I think, and carry it towards the cashier. Walk past the boss of that place and he looks at me like 😲😲😲.
H: Did someone give you a price for this?!
Me: yeah... 24.95?
H: what?? No no, that's our plant for propagation... I'm sorry! I mean, you COULD buy it but the price would be more like 300...?
M: haha okay, no. #florespondence
OMG! In the moderation tools of #mastodon, you can edit the capitalisation of #hashtags! This'll affect how they are displayed under "Trending Now", and how they are auto-completed (at least in the web client, haven't tried in an app yet).
After accidentally turning FediWorlds into fediworlds three friggin' times, now here the canonical version IS FediWorlds!
Unwanted male attention, very creepy
Come to think of it, last time it happened was similar. Had an innocent laugh with an old male stranger about something that was happening around us, which he then saw as an invitation to talk to me. One minute later he offers to take me home and give me a hot oil massage.
Unwanted male attention, creepy
He tried to expand on the "cold" topic, but I just nodded, avoid eye contact and try to walk straight to the aisle I need. First he goes somewhere different and I'm relieved, then a few seconds later he appears in my aisle... Comments on the things I am looking at "ahh, cooking! Good. Pasta! I like pasta" and again I just try to focus on my shopping. Eventually he seems to notice I'm uncomfortable & asks if I have a man - I say yes and thankfully he leaves.
Unwanted male attention
Was entering the supermarket when I heard someone basically running up behind me towards the entrance and as he was coming closer and about to dart past me, I hear him go "cold, cold, cold, cold!!". Didn't see the guy but well - it really was cold and it made me chuckle a little. Guy overhead my chuckle, looked back at me, chuckled too, then took a second look and I immediately know where this is going...
Stardew Valley, alcohol
The Boy looks over my shoulders while the new day starts. He asks what some of the items are that I shipped. "That's duck mayonnaise!", "You sold mayonnaise?!" "Yeah, made it with my mayonnaise machine!" "oh man... that game is cute." I proceed & step outside. Cut Scene with Shane. Boy: "Oh hey, isn't that the drunk guy? Still drunk?" Me: "Oh yeah, I had to get him to the hospital yesterday and get is stomach pumped" ... "you're joking ...ringt???" "...no?" #stardewvalley
This has been happening for a few month now and a lot of those websites have been reported and taken down, but new ones are appearing daily.
What is new to me is that not only Ravelry pattern pictures are affected but sometimes also user pictures. Not sure if they really use Ravelry to source those or just Pinterest.
If you do buy those, you'll get a very cheap replica from China, returns will only go to China too, at your own cost.
Short public service announcement. If you see advertising for cheap, relatively unique looking clothing from a website you've never heard of before... And the website has a very heterogenous look, headless models, different styles etc. These porducts don't exist - the photos of knitted sweaters show mostly handknit sweaters .from the fibre community website #Ravelry.
The boss had been asking a few of our more geeky colleagues for help with his little problem (just a lot of data in a format that doesn't work for him) and I overheard him talking about it in the coffee room, he was a little surprised when I said "I can do that for you" and yet another example that he doesn't quite get what I've been doing these past years... None of my work would have been possible if I couldn't work with python & pandas or sth similar.
First time I made an .exe out of one of my #python scripts for something my boss asked me to do and after some fiddling, I have a working exe, yay. However, I've been using cx_freeze in a Anaconda environment and it produces a ~800 MB lib folder... I imported pandas and glob, but the lib folder has ~everything~.... Googling says it's common with Anaconda. Grrr. Anyways, one step closer to what I want.
365 days of #LearningFrench with #anki, yaay! That's especially great because when I started doing Anki again last february after a couple of month I didn't plan to be this meticulous, I just starded doing it again and tada, one year later :) I also do geography and trivia things now with Anki which might have helped to stick with it.
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