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(I was up early today because Cef got up at stupid o'clock to leave for the airport).

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I still don't enjoy getting up early, but there is a certain smugness you feel when you reach your first 15 minute pomodoro break at 10.30am.


Oh my god I think I'm finally almost finished the revisions (version 4) of my second paper. I thought it was all done and ready for resubmission at V3 but then supervisor 1 came along and told me to change all the things :all_the_things:

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Has my 10am forgotten we're having a meeting?

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Hello! Scholar.Social is excited to host the second #SummerSchool, a free, indisciplinary online academic conference - roughly spanning 7/26-8/4 🌞

We'll be looking for: people to help organize, moderators for the presentations, and presenters! Stay tuned for more details 👀

You can check out past presentations here:

Food, meat 

It feels like an excellent day for some comfort food so I've slapped on a goat and veg curry which can cook slowly for a couple of hours.

Pics of works-in-progress.
1. The brim of my new hat. It has about an hour's work in it, I only cast on this morning.
2. The intimidating-project cardigan. Much further along since I last talked about it, I'm close to the neckline. It looks a bit weird because it's still joined together - there will be steeking in the near future 😯

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I have started my new hat! It's speeding along - after spending months working on a cardigan made from 4 ply (fingering weight) yarn, a 10 ply (worsted weight) hat feels HUGE.

I have just finished the last book of The Broken Earth trilogy.

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Autumn - the season of orchids you can barely see. Happy to have spotted Speculantha Rubescens on Yorta Yorta country last weekend. These tiny friends aren't much bigger than a q-tip 🔍 .

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People were asking about whether you could use it to include references and my guess was that it was similar to how referencing works in LaTeX but I wasn't sure.

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Session on R Markdown went really well, I think we've convinced everyone to start using it \o/


The logic here is:
Inconsistent planning approaches for sustainability, because:
1. The initial integration of sustainability into planning was haphazard
2. The purpose of planning is guided by the the relationship between the local/rural and the rest of society, a relationship which has become ambiguous over the last 70 years
3. In Australia, progressive local government can be perceived as a political threat at higher levels of govt so there is less incentive to be consistent

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So yesterday I started revising my revisions for my second paper (Supervisor 1 had problems with how concepts had evolved through revisions and wanted it changed). I wanted to include something on power imbalances between levels of government (specifically that local govt has little power) leading to a lack of consistency in planning approaches but I just don't know if it's too long a bow to draw.

I'm running a session on R Markdown for Coding Club today and there's an error you can get when trying to knit your document if you've got sloppy code (which might otherwise run outside of R Markdown) and I absolutely cannot replicate it now.

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menstruation + covid vax 

Oh hey there's an actual study gathering data on the menstrual side effects of covid vaccines: redcap.healthinstitute.illinoi

I just did the thing and they did a basically fine job of making the language in the survey gender-neutral so that's cool ✔️

If you are a menstruator (past or present) and have had at least one vaccine dose, consider participating!

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