I’m an engineer (the applied science kind), formerly an architectural designer, and even more formerly a photographer and videographer. Self-employed.
I spend just enough time in the office to get carpal tunnel and just enough time in the field to wreck my knees. Stupid #meatspace ...
Random sampling of interests: GNU/Linux, bike racing, mapping, urban sketching, remote sensing, web security.
Proficient at many things, master of mostly nothing.
I need a job. While I'm applying to PhD positions, I can't wait around for that.
Nothing makes the reality that I have to do this hit hard quite like paying out 10k of bills...
Recent M.Sc. in Mathematics (Number Theory). I can do mathematics, software engineering, etc. I write English passably, and can limp by in German.
Goettingen or remote... I'll move if I must but it'd be a heavy burden at this point. USA citizen in Germany, Czech citizenship in the works but not yet in the bag. This is 2021, surely remote is possible.
Temporary or freelance work also a possibility.
This may be the greatest coding tutorial video ever made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URBSvqib0xw
my favorite engineering prof just shared this thread about teaching a grad class on mutual aid, and then those students trying that out.
Interested in some books about privacy in the digital age? PennState put together a bit of a reading list on the topic. Books, articles, workshops, and more.
Thanks to @platypus for sharing!
Really enjoying all this characterization and build up before some tragedy leads @vortex_egg into turning their disinformation research into super-villainy and the construction of a mind-control network.
This documentary, Coded Bias, is really good. Much better than The Social Dilemma, which is about a different but closely related topic.
Coded Bias presents the problem of bias in algorithms by focusing on real experiences and examples that elevate the voices of women and people of color who have been systematically punished by these systems in actuality.
The Social Dilemma presented a highly dramatized representation of a very real problem of social media algorithms, that centered its narrative on a fictionalized white family, while giving a platform to the primarily white tech bros who were responsible for creating those systems in the first place.
Stream over but the link goes to the VOD now https://video.hackers.town/videos/watch/4a5265ed-29ec-4097-928a-52d715fc43b5
Presentation starts around 10 minutes in
Really like the look and idea of https://www.numworks.com/ - the open-sourced graphing calculator that's accepted by examinations boards ...
Weathering the storm, for the moment.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.