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Listen to the wind, the rain, the sound of a crackling fire. IRL if you can and with an app if you can't.

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Spiders are web designers that want to find bugs in their work.

If I'm lucky my new chair might arrive next week. *wriggle*

They have to custom-make it since shorties like me are on the rarer side. 😁

RT @yoyehudi@twitter.com

I learned something interesting recently. This thread might be of interest to short people (I'm 160cm - slightly under 5'3"). I've worked in office-based settings for about 15 years and only recently discovered - I've been sitting wrong this whole time.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/yoyehudi/status/10

This appears to have actually worked. Thanks, inbox.

RT @yoyehudi@twitter.com

No more emails today please, I'm still catching up from yesterday. πŸ“§πŸš«

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/yoyehudi/status/10

No more emails today please, I'm still catching up from yesterday. πŸ“§πŸš«

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things that are not cool to talk about in the lunch room while people are eating: the physical effects of what happens when you accidentally mishandle the flies you're experimenting on 🀒😠

Ooooooh, I may have just found my favourite new colour picker tool: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do (and naturally it's on @MozDevNet@twitter.com πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–)

It makes it really easy to select a set of colours and show them side-by-side, then grab the colour code to use in your code or editor tool! 🎨

Me, searching for a reviewer for an article: "ooooh, this person looks really suitable!"

(investigates further)

Ah, yes, they're a co-author, that's why their skill-set is so close πŸ˜†

We've just added a contributing guidelines section to intermine.org and I'm feeling a bit proud: intermine.org/contributing/

Omnipresent thanks to @MozOpenLeaders@twitter.com for teaching the world (and me) how to make repos awesome and contributor friendly. πŸ’–πŸ˜

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Scholars, are there actually non-Google alternatives to Google Scholar?

If you use @StackOverflow@twitter.com for your coding questions (and I think every programmer does), remember answers are licenced CC-BY-SA 3.0 - this means you _must_ give credit where due.

This is easy to do! Just copy & paste links to the Q and author profile. stackoverflow.blog/2009/06/25/

I participated in this a year or so ago and it was unexpectedly awesome! If you're a researcher, scientist, RSE like me - I'd strongly recommend having a go.

βœ…Great fun
βœ…The kids are smart, chatty, silly, funny, engaging
βœ…Helps to fulful public engagement requirements

RT @imascientist@twitter.com

Take part in this November! The @Wellcometrust@twitter.com Nobelium Zone is open to scientists from all fields β€” all *you* have to do is come up with cracking good one-liner about your research.

Think you're up to the challenge? Apply now: imascientist.org.uk/2018/12/ma

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/imascientist/statu

I'm having fun watching the braid effect of this crochet pattern develop.

(Please ignore the terrible starting row, I'm going to figure out how to remove it, somehow. Probably awkwardly.)

"Patience is the key. I tend to move on to another thing for some time and then come back to the first problem, and more often than not, it ends up getting solved relatively easier."

I love this snippet from @kushinauwu@twitter.com's recent blogpost! So true, but often so hard to follow!

I came across a really nice example of a CONTRIBUTING file today: gitlab.com/stemcellbioengineer - includes estimates of how long it might take to tackle issues. Nice!

(I was pleased and utterly unsurprised to find out that the author was part of the @MozOpenLeaders@twitter.com community πŸ˜†)

enough with the broken dois when I'm trying to work! Sigh.

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Hey, #webdevs, you know that thing you do where content only loads when your tab is foregrounded? It's bullshit, cut it out.

I get that you don't want to waste cycles on a tab that will never be viewed, but I don't want to waste human attention on a window with nothing in it.

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