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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 ...

Random sampling of interests: GNU/Linux, bike racing, mapping, urban sketching, remote sensing, web security.

Proficient at many things, master of mostly nothing.

Back in the pixel mines again this morning.

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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. :boost_ok:

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my favorite engineering prof just shared this thread about teaching a grad class on mutual aid, and then those students trying that out.
nitter.tedomum.net/AimiHamraie
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TIL that somewhere on the upper inside part of your knee is a funny-bone kind of spot. If you discover this yourself I hope you are sitting down when it happens.

...and they never researched VPN services again. The end.

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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.

guides.libraries.psu.edu/priva

Thanks to @platypus for sharing!

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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.

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YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

I just somehow typo-ed “Thursdaddy” and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

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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.

I’ve decided my ideal keyboard would be a fully wireless split 48-key Planck. I’d never use anything else again.

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L'existence du bitcoin implique l'existence du bitcanard.

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Really like the look and idea of numworks.com/ - the open-sourced graphing calculator that's accepted by examinations boards ...

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hackers.town

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.