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Welcome to all the new folks 👋 My posts are slightly out of date but I'm waiting to update them because I'm about to finish my PhD (well, submit my thesis), move interstate, and start a postdoc. I do still have two tortie burmese cats, craft a lot, and live with migraine though.

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I am crafty, and love to knit, spin yarn, and sew. I also love growing our own food.

Music-wise, I listen to a lot of metal these days. My fave bands are Mastodon, Gojira and Between the Buried and Me but I love keeping up with new stuff too.

I live on land stolen from the Wurundjuri people, and believe that reconcilation should begin with treaty.

My account is locked but request a follow - unless you're a TERF or bigot, in which case you can get fucked.

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I live with migraine and while not chronically ill, my attack frequency is defined as episodic - which means between 8-15 days per month. This means I don't qualify for a range of subsidised medication. As a result, I got organised and am on the board of Australia's only migraine patient organisation and am an advocate.

Pop-culturally, I love sci-fi (esp The Expanse) and am on the edges of the A Song of Ice and Fire fandom.

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I'm a PhD student in Melbourne, Australia. I work on localising the Sustainable Development Goals in rural areas, and my sub-fields range from human geography and scenario development through to large scale dynamic modelling.

I'm a first gen Australian white cis woman with Hungarian heritage. My partner @cefiar and I are guardians of two ageing tortoiseshell burmese cats named Salome and Chrissy and we toot pics of them using

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FAIRY CIRCLE
NO STOPPING

says the sign on the road. Sure enough, I am passing right through a huge ring of mushrooms, the road a textbook diagram of a chord.

Disregarding the sign, I pull over, engine running, and get out to take a snap with my phone.

As I return, my car starts to drive off. I run, but it lifts off the ground, then circles higher and higher until I am not sure I am seeing or imagining a speck in the sky.

I belatedly realize that I should have taken a video.

#MicroFiction

Stopped in Euroa for coffee and a break. There is a cafe here that does vegan snacks and I even got an oat milk flat white!

Google maps helpfully telling me it'll take 5 days to walk to Canberra.

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Having continental breakfast at the hotel restaurant. I am discovering that black coffee isn't so bad actually (they have no plant-based milk).

It's driving back to Canberra day! Well, once I let the cleaner into the house whose earlier job ran overtime yesterday and wasn't able to get to our place. Leaving the keys with him to drop back to the agent though, so I don't have to stick around and wait.

That's it. I'm too tired to muddle through any more of that. Time for something more relaxing.

Article review 

The supplementary material document is full of "Error! Reference source not found!" so I'm guessing they didn't proofread it.

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"2050-Calaulators" did they not proofread this?

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I don't want to be a platform snob, but unless I'm mistaken, these authors have built a model using Power BI? I could be mistaken, there is no readme in the github repo.

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"The UK case study has been addressed separately due to the BREXIT". Oof.

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I am only halfway through the introduction but I feel like I am reading an undergraduate paper.

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I know that I am not supposed to be reading this for editing but come on, "severally obese" and "very severally obese"?

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Journal that I am reviewing for, why you put a zip file in your zip file??

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Staying in Glen Waverley so I walked up to the restaurant strip and had dumplings for dinner.

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Couldn't bear the thought of sleeping in the shitty old house for another night plus I would have had to unpack my suitcase from the fully packed car to get the air mattress out, anyway I am staying in a hotel tonight. The hotel room is awesome, there is somewhere to sit which is not the floor.

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And I can't even really get shitty with the cleaner because I had to book him last minute because my original booking cancelled on me on Sunday because plague.

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It is no-one's fault (except maybe the cleaner who did not communicate to me what time he would be here - is still not) but this has been both the most frustrating and boring day.

Dude is still not here. Definitely not getting those keys back today.

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“87th floor, room 24,” says the hotel receptionist as I check in.

“87?! How tall is this hotel?” I exclaim.

“Oh, it’s only two floors up,” she smiles, “but we skip unlucky numbers, and there are a LOT of those around the world.”

“Did you know 87 is unlucky for cricketers?” I joke as I reach for the key.

She frowns, pulls back the key. “Your floor is now called—[typing]—the 111th floor.”

I am about to say something about the number 111, think better of it, and accept the key.

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