grad school feels ~+ Show more
Aw, my academic sibling M is the best. On Saturday I got a frustrating email from my advisor that kind of put me in a tailspin for the last few days. This evening M got me to just talk about how I've been feeling about my research, and he let me know that he felt similarly when he was getting started, and gave me a pat on the arm and one of the plastic-wrapped madeleines he always has on hand, and now I feel less alone and incompetent. :)
the best way i know to explain nonbinary gender to cis people is the binary food comparison:
every food is either a sandwich or a dumpling
just because something *can* be sorted into a binary, doesn't mean that's the best or most accurate way to describe it
I responded on The Other Site to a request for things trans people want cis people to know about us. Gonna share it here also:
It's fine if you don't understand. I don't understand it either. That doesn't make it go away, though. Being trans doesn't emerge from some theory or understanding. It just is. The stories we tell about it are maps, not the territory.
Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck is now the first woman to win the Abel Prize, colloquially known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/19/american-professor-first-woman-wins-abel-prize-math
Dissertation nihilism Show more
My colleague just sent me a script he promised to write on Monday, with the comment "That took way longer than it should have, but at least I learned something." I'm going to steal that line for the subtitle of my dissertation.
i like looking up the authors of old software and seeing if i can figure out what they have gotten up to in the years (or decades!) since writing that software
the author of this battery software im using apparently focused on his photography hobby and now is a successful professional animal photographer
Nothing more Minneapolis
A drag queen reminding you of snow emergency parking rules is a Very Minneapolis Thing.
I don't mind the big houses like Springer doing print on demand... but I would make a few critiques.
- OCR typos need to be caught. I've even seen them in titles! Initially I presumed forgery, but no, it was direct from publisher. This is your reputation, folks. Hire a proofreader. Re-typeset 1970s stuff. Take pride in what you publish.
- POD books don't have to be the cheapest binding ever. Offer quality sewn bindings on better paper at a premium price. Some of us treasure these volumes.
PhD Candidate interested in dynamical systems and geometry
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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