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I'm late to the , but here it goes. I'm 30, she/her, from . I work as a environmental scientist at a university, pursuing a PhD degree. I need some skills to do that.
I'm fairly into , especially like and .
I enjoy a lot, I also started playing about a year ago.
like or have quite a few hours on my steam account.
Plus: Trying to improve my ;)

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Does it suprise you that no other colleague organized something for the PhD hat we need to have finished on friday, no? Saaaame. It's me again....

My Birthday is here!! Just if you like, I don't know, need a reason to celebrate or something! Cheers!

There is a cake in the oven! For my birthday!! <3 The boyfriend has put it there!

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@Virelai I believe it searches posts that the instance you're on knows about already, without calling out to other instances. So it'll show you hashtagged posts from:
- the local timeline
- remote users that local users are following.
- remote toots that have been boosted or searched by URL on this instance.

Hey everyone, does it make a difference from which instance I'm starting a hashtag and why?

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Ha, why am I so bad at googling suddenly? I was pretty sure my current audiobook mentioned an existing autobiography of one of the female ENIAC programmers and I googled twice without finding something but third time is a charm! "Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer that Changed the World" - that's it! Thought of nominating it for but the copies are pretty expensive :( Anyway I am pretty fascinated by this at the moment!

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Sunday, 6 pm - I finished my presentation for Thursday (that my boss wants finished tomorrow...) - let's get this weekend started then!

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I can not stress how thankful I am for CWs on days like this. I used to have to get off of twitter for days at a time to avoid really triggering shit and here I can just actively choose not to trigger myself. It's great. Please keep using them. πŸ’•

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"Learning this language is fun!": A1-A2
"Man, why is this so complicated..": B1
"How do I say 'I want to die'": B2
"I have never seen or heard someone use this grammar": C1
"If I see another native speaker make a typo I will hit them with my language proficiency certificate": C2

Maybe those things are different depending on where you grow up in Germany as well. I know some schools have a class for muslim students now too. But looking back it just struck me how normal those things are, while it's also normal that most of Germany's population doesn't go to churches at all (~55% are christian though)
Since religion is a big part of this crazy world, I think learning about it does make sense, but I would prefer one single class for everyone, regardless of religion.

We never prayed together or anything like that, rather discussed different parts of the bible together.

What I find odd in retrospect now is that in my village at least, we had a first day of school service. Everyone walked from the school to the church, other kids made a play for us and we had a little kid friendly service.
On Ash Wednesday, catholic kids went to the service accompanied by teachers. When we graduated, there was also a non-mandatory service to celebrate.

I've read that religion class is not really common and highly debated in the US, but here in Germany it's a normal class.
As I grew up, we had a protestant and catholic class, you went to either one or opt out completely. I don't remember much because most of it was boring and I opted out some years (had ethics or philosophy class instead). What I think did make sense was to learn about religions other than your own, we were thought about Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism for example.

I was thinking about something and since this is such an international place I might ask what it was like for you. Did religion play a part in your (public?) school life? Did you have religion class or religious education? Did it focus on one religion, where people separated into different classes? What if you weren't religious at all? Did your school ever take part in any services or organized some? Was religion addressed in other classes (biology, politics, history etc.)?

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.