Loose note-taking and personal logging
- You may have noticed the ‘Journal log’ tab above. Here's what that's about and why I keep one
- I listen to a lot of music. I wrote a FAQ explaining a bit how and why.
- Here are some of tools and tricks I’m using to ease my workflow at the command line.
- Pedro Tiago Martins and I wrote a bash/shell beginners course. It covers most things you need to get you started.
- My solutions for the 2022 edition of Advent Of Code 2022, along with comments on each.
- I created a database for science writing pitch tracking, partly as a fun exercise in database design but also with the idea of putting it into use in the future. In practice, I found a job just after setting this up, so I haven’t really used it. Still: fun!
- I wrote some passing thoughts about hybridization and social cognition, with a very brief word about the importance of spatially-aware Population Genetics.
- Molecular archaeology has a nice ring to it. Why don’t we use it more?
- I once presented a poster with no text in it. TL;DR: not worth it, but it revealed to me how a poster works deep down as a scientific communication and networking tool.
- Not a new take, but: scientific excellence is often code for underfunded research, at least in my experience as a scientist in Spain.
- I’ve written a few words about why researchers keep travelling to in-person conferences, despite the vast mayority being aware of climate change. My opinion is that it boils down to money: funding, future job opportunities, etc.
- Leaving academia: the good and the bad
- Here’s my portfolio of science dissemination articles I’ve participated in in the past (mostly during my academic active years, so between 2018 to 2022, and usually along with friends and peers).
- People confuse Ecology and Climate Change too much.
- Some days ago (in August 2022) there was a major debate over twitter on the climate change community, on the topic of
collapse. Activists, scientists and policy-makers gave their opinion. I found the debate interesting and compiled a summary of their positions, threads and articles here
I do small retrospectives on the way this website is faring, plus sometimes some special bits (so far, on my prefered music of that year).
Other resources I’ve found useful in the past
- Check out Pedro Tiago Martins guide to LaTex if you want a begginer-friendly entry to LaTeX. I still refer to it from time to time for doubts.
- Swirl is a great R package to learn eveything from the basics to statistics. I’ve learnt a lot with it, and I fully recommend it for anyone who wants to get into R , even for those who have never coded.