Many of my toots are followers only. If you send me a follow request, I may take awhile to approve it, especially if you don't have a lot of toots yet.
I sometimes forget to cw food/diet/exercise stuff. I'm trying to get better about remembering, but if this is a painful thing for you, maybe consider muting me.
sometimes a student mistakenly calls me a professor and I have to correct them by letting them know I'm just a staff person that does research, writes grants, teaches classes, reviews papers, and manages undergrad and grad student work. simple mistake, tho, no harm.
If you're considering de-Googleing your phone, here's a list to see if you're compatible with Lineage OS.
"Lineage OS devices: Here's a list of every compatible Android device"
I'm currently building a model of "flowering" phenology in lodgepole pine. Flowering is in quotes because conifers don't flower. Conifers have male and female strobili (aka cones). I'm using temperatures in the late winter and spring to predict when lodgepole will shed pollen from their male strobili and be receptive to pollen with their female strobili.
phenology: noun. The study of cyclic, seasonal natural phenomena. Greek.
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Civilians and War: The Reith Lectures by Margaret MacMillan | CBC Radio https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/civilians-and-war-the-reith-lectures-by-margaret-macmillan-1.4860394
Fantastic lecture and Q&A on war.
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Cliff Mass is our local big-name meteorology professor, and I love his scientific work, but holy hell are his politics shitty. He's the epitome of the milquetoast centrist liberal, finds a way to be against literally every pro-climate measure, and argues that literally none of these extreme weather events are caused by climate change. Oh, and of course he's always in favor of rich people's education reform.
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This is a barnstormer of an article on global politics post 2008 financial crisis.
Not the world order we wanted, by Serge Halimi & Pierre Rimbert (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, September 2018) https://mondediplo.com/2018/09/01world-order
Just past first light and hints of green and palest yellow silhouette the mountains.
I feel alright today and am looking forward to it - A morning with a pot of tea and Le Monde Diplomatique, cooking a bunch to freeze for later, and a date with a lovely partner to see the newly opened rooftop garden at the library.
May you find contentment today.
High school US history totally glosses over the fact that the guy who assassinated president McKinley was an anarchist and part of an international anarchist movement and general political unrest that assassinated MANY world leaders in response to economic and other exploitation. What does it say about the US that we don't feel it's safe to teach that to our teenagers?
What do you know, I open my mastodon on the French Revolutionary Calendar Day of the 🍑 and find a tl full of 🍑.
This afternoon’s hot beverage is eggnog hot cocoa.
Next up on the list is a couple errands. I’m picking up a few groceries the online delivery didn’t have, then dropping by the library. It’s my turn to read Gathering Moss and I’m so excited. I started it several months ago and had to return it before I was done. It is so beautiful and I can’t wait to sit down and finish it.
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"The previous IPCC assessment, released in 2014, estimated that the world would breach 1.5 °C by the early 2020s at the current rate of emissions. The latest report extends that timeline to 2030 or 2040"
We have got to get housing out of floodplains
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This episode really left a bad taste in my mouth, but it also unintentionally drives home how fucked up even an idealized meritocracy like Star Fleet is.
Also Star Trek does not handle disability well, but at least they try.
Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements_CDER https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdNavigation.cfm?sd=tainted_supplements_cder&displayAll=false&page=6