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DataKritter
Xenarthran fan, nutritional ecologist, cetacean 🐬data scientist , , , . she/her
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DataKritter Mar 29
Replying to @LidsRodney
Telemedicine might be available in a month, and I have about 10 days of medication, so I can probably stretch it if needed. Or I’ll go in and just risk it 🤷‍♀️
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DataKritter Mar 29
Replying to @LidsRodney
It’s been one year and a day since I met my endocrinologist, and they want an in person appointment to refill my thyroid medicine, without which I will die. They do have appointments, but I don’t really want to go into a hospital right now for a “no change” appointment!
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DataKritter Mar 29
My boss is carefully avoiding contact with us, saying “the captain can’t go down with his ship!“
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DataKritter Mar 26
As individuals, we do not need meat. As Westerners with access to varied foods year-round, we do not need meat. However, many folks live in deserts/mountains and need animals to turn grass/inedible scrub into nutritious food humans CAN eat. Those ppl can't be vegetarian/ vegan.
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DataKritter Mar 20
Instead of all the advice on how to work from home with kids, can I get some ergonomic advice for desk jockeys suddenly standing on their feet doing front-line work all day? My knees and back are on 🔥!
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DataKritter Mar 15
Replying to @alexevans91
Smorgasbord
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DataKritter Mar 14
Replying to @Scientist_Rhi
Never again owning anything made of particle board 💪
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DataKritter Mar 12
TIL: At my company, if a worker calls in sick, they can use up PTO or not be paid. If they show up sick, but insist they are OK to work, we can’t send them home (!). But, if they aren’t productive, we can write up. Drs notes aren’t allowed. We’re encouraging folks to work sick 😡
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DataKritter Mar 4
Replying to @traependergrast
When I teach undergrad bio, most new students will “fake” their lab results. Why? In HS, they were taught to use data from neighbor if their exp. didn’t “work”. I have to explicitly unteach this edict. It is likely we are TEACHING fakery, not just failing to correct it.
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DataKritter Feb 26
Replying to @TheGinaGi @research_sw
Bookdown is part of the tidyverse, or at least closely allied with it. Definitely core - all the core books are in bookdown.
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DataKritter Feb 26
Replying to @TheGinaGi @research_sw
Bookdown!
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DataKritter Feb 24
🦥🐜🐽🐬🥘📊
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DataKritter Feb 20
Replying to @UnsolicitedDiks
Looks like a *solicited* dik-dik to me...
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DataKritter Feb 20
Replying to @SnarkDivine
Pretty sure if you DON’T have anxiety in grad school, you are doing it wrong. That said, be sure you are taking full advantage of your uni’s resources including recreation, exercise, and mental health. I didn’t until the end, and it was SO helpful. Regretted not doing it sooner.
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DataKritter Feb 20
Replying to @AndruC @SarahTaber_bww
My female colleague was always on the phone w farmer dad, just “helping out”. Time was too much, so she asked for min. wage. Dad said no, big family fight. 3 mo later, dad offered her $5k to spend a week sorting out his mess. She now runs the farm and he “helps out” 😂
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DataKritter Feb 12
Replying to @samlymatters
Mom’s friend was married to a musician, he walked out with no contact. She found diff guy, had kids, never bothered w divorce. 30 years later the musician returned, moved into the guest bedroom because they were still technically married, and the 3 of them’ve been tog 28 yr. 🤷‍♀️
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DataKritter Feb 11
Replying to @JacquelynGill
OMG...flashbacks to chasing a suitcase of monkey poop across 3 airports. Poop is so hard! USDA thinks it isn’t soil, USFWS thinks it isn’t animal, but TSA needs a permit which no agency will grant. Aaarrrrgh. So. Much. Sympathy. 👐
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DataKritter Feb 9
Replying to @csimms16
+1 for regular mtgs. Also, look at ways to improve feedback. I was blown away when my advisor said t, “do you think a reviewer would find this a compelling argument?” rather than just “weak argument”. Helped me see how to be a better scientist, rather than just a student.
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DataKritter Feb 6
Replying to @WisconsinCS
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DataKritter Feb 4
An American asked me if the poor folks I work with weren’t really “happier” with their “simpler life”. We were literally at the funeral of a 35-year-old mother of two who died of treatable pneumonia. The “joy” of simplicity only works if you start from “enough”.
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