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~ hello everyone ~

Trained as an engineer (systems&control), now a Bangalore based consultant in the space/satellite sector. I work remotely. Current prominent interests converge on cartography, sustainability, farming, most things wabi-sabi.

I enjoy spending my time rock climbing/hiking, playing music or pretending to code (mostly working on CV/ML things).

Went cold turkey on most social media in 2018, came here now instead. Let's see where this goes.

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If you had to spend a decade of your life tackling a single focused project, what would it be?

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This was brought to my attention on Twitter. Thoroughly enjoyed it: autotranslucence.wordpress.com

Also helped me to formulate a new game—assumption pyramid reverse jenga: twitter.com/matthew_sweet/stat

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Does anyone else get really antsy after going half a year or so without making any big fork-in-the-road decisions? I've been steadily chipping away at the sculpture (? Odd metaphor) of life since December (which has been enjoyable don't get me wrong) and now I want to BREAK something 😡 for fun 🙂

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Soliciting: your favorite academic paper that’s comprehensible for any generally educated reader. Post as separate tweet, not as reply.

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reading this article, it occurred to me that we should build a federated calendar service to break free of google's monopoly medium.com/s/story/how-i-fully

Wondering if anyone here has come across good academic studies on the impact of technology on developing children?

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Dave Benson. Music: A Mathematical Offering.

A great journey inside mathematics behind sound. For me as a amateur piano player it was crucial to understand why the instrument is designed this way. Countless insights into things you've never thought of.

Let me tease you a bit.

Why subsequent piano keys have 2^(1/12) frequency ratio? Because multiples of this irrational number just happen to approximate small integer ratios.

Perfect fifth: 2^(7/12)=1.4983~3/2
Major third: 2^(4/12)=1.2599~4/3

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That looks a variety of non-fiction topics.
Here are some non-fiction books I've enjoyed:

The Secret of Scent by Luca Turin
For everyone a garden by Moshe Safdie
How Music Really Works by Wayne Chase (though if you are familiar with music theory, can skip ahead to chapter 6)

recommendations on iOS apps to access Mastadon?

I'm always open to recs. Present open include :
- Emperor of all Maladies
- Martin Eden
- The Information (James Gleick)
- Confabulations (John Berger)
- I am Malala
- Dealers of Lightning
- Reinventing Discovery
- I Do What I Do
- Behave (Robert Sapolsky)

~ hello everyone ~

Trained as an engineer (systems&control), now a Bangalore based consultant in the space/satellite sector. I work remotely. Current prominent interests converge on cartography, sustainability, farming, most things wabi-sabi.

I enjoy spending my time rock climbing/hiking, playing music or pretending to code (mostly working on CV/ML things).

Went cold turkey on most social media in 2018, came here now instead. Let's see where this goes.