More from my recent hike to High Cup Nick in the North Pennines, a deep chasm or scar in the landscape, ringed by columns and pillars of volcanic dolerite.
Plenty more photos here, if you're bored https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2020/7/19/high-cup-nick-north-pennines-summer 👍
🐘 I've just published atoot, a Mastodon API client library for Python's asyncio
📖 Quickstart guide: https://atoot.readthedocs.io/en/latest/quickstart.html
❓ How is it different from Mastodon.py?
atoot uses asynchronous I/O operations and provides an easy way to write complex concurrent software for Mastodon API.
❤️ I'm still working to make it a decent library with good docs and tests. If you find atoot useful, give it a GitHub star!
Here I was, still using the same old 'os.path.join' #Python function to make my code portable, and now I learned about the (standard) module 'pathlib' and it's like I've seen the light.
In 1986 some geothermal teams in communist Romania drilled their way into a subterranean world, a world which had been cut off from the rest of the biosphere for 5.5 million years. No food, water, sunlight, or even radioactive particles from the Chernobyl disaster had made it there, these biologist and cavers were the first. It was warm and full of toxic gases, and it had a lake that was absolutely teeming with creatures. This is Movile Cave in Romania.
The cave was filled with 33 unique and endemic species of troglobites, among them were spiders, centipedes, leeches, and many, many isopods. They fed on a thin gooey film of chemosynthetic bacteria on the water and walls, the first known example of a terrestrial chemosynthetic ecosystem.
If you're looking for a CLI Matrix client, Gomuks (https://github.com/tulir/gomuks) is one fine piece of software. 👍
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Camps, arrestations, répression: cinq Ouïghours témoignent
Certain·es ont fui la Chine par peur d'être interné·es. D'autres ont été séparé·es de force de leur famille ou se sont battu·es pour libérer un proche. Anonymement ou non, cinq Ouïghour·es racontent les persécutions dont cette minorité musulmane est victime.
Avid media consumer, I like to share what I heard, read, watched or played.
Toots in English and en français. 日本語 too (learning)
This is a private instance. Sorry.