Hi Weider Earth! #introduction
I'm Yulran, also @Yulran
I mostly talk about my daily life as a PhD student in #physics (aka clumsy experimentalist) or slowly figuring out gender stuff. Sometimes I make #art, usually related to #rolepaying.
I boost #solarpunk and #anarchist cool things. I've always liked being the weird one so I figured here would be a nice home.
antisemitism Show more
How Jews Got to Europe (thread)
(1) our home was occupied by the Romans
(2) after two failed rebellions, our temple was destroyed and replaced with a temple to Jupiter
(3) after our third failed rebellion we were banned from Jerusalem and forbidden from practicing our religion in the land, and many of us were sold into slavery
(4) a mass exodus began at this point due to intolerable conditions as well as forced expulsions. a minority stayed in Galilee, but most were dispersed
I really like the way this gives someone both a clear understanding of what situations it applies to and the appropriate responses. would have loved to have something like this for social situations as a kid.
Good morning! As almost every week, I'm waiting for therapy in front of the Elbe and I'm enjoying it.
I was yesterday by the eye doctor and they put some drops in my eyes that made me see blurry, and when I could finally see the stuff on my desk I found this note 💚
And I want to share it with all of you because all of you deserve to read that!
So I made a thing.
The green on this graph shows where chlorophyll b absorbs (the type mostly used by plants). You can see it catches light in two places. Near 450nm (the blue end of the spectrum) and around 650nm (in the red).
The two lines show the wavelengths emitted by LED lights. Blue is cool white and red is warm white. Both have a spike in emission around chlorophyll's blue absorption and broad emission over the red absorption.
In other words, this is why houseplants like LED lighting!
Hey… I'm kind of in the mood of maybe trying to read something in French again. I'm looking for something short (novella length at most) and like… the easiest language you can find out in the wild (my vocabulary is pretty limited and I forgot most grammar things, I'm really hoping for authors who make "simple and clear" their style). Any genre is fine, but the more light-hearted, the more likely I am to stay motivated. Please tell me if you know something like that
Mental health Show more
So, I finally saw this morning the normal doctor to whom my workplace doctor sent me, and they were nice, I liked them.
But they said "you know that burnout is different than depression, right?" and they asked me to go to psychotherapy (which I do) and prescribed me St John's wort.
So I'm not sure if they meant I have a mild depression but maybe in a few weeks I'll feel better? With that and my supervisor back and a few days of vacations in a sunny place 🔆
sleep science Show more
If you're interested in more about sleep, read Matthew Walker's book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_We_Sleep
It's really readable, is fascinating, scary, interesting and I think the only book on the planet that considers it a success if it puts you to sleep.
If you'd like to ask something that I might know the answer to, feel free - I'd be happy to try and reply. Perhaps the next day, as I'll soon head to get my own 8 hours of sleep.
Good [time in your timezone]! Outside is a sunny 15°C, I'm on my way to my supervisor's to hang out at the playground, I'm almost too warm in my awesome new gender-neutral tank top, and I globally feel like it's a nice summer day.
Bonus: a fluffy visitor in front of my flat.
medicinal cooking Show more
The short version: 1 lb ginger, sliced thin, 2 c sugar. Cook ginger with some water in a pot for 30 min. Drain the water: that's your ginger tea. Add 1/2c of the tea and the sugar back to the ginger, cook another 30-40 min. Drain again: simple syrup and candied ginger. 🙂
Whoo! We're back online! The timeline moves!
It's a sunny day and I'm outside 💚
https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ uses StyleGAN to procedurally generate human faces from source photographs. It generates a new face every time you reload the page.
It's a little unsettling to look at relatively high-res photographs of people who never existed. :ghost_gif:
Got inspired by how my officemate drew me this afternoon so I did a small self-portrait where I look a bit less grumpy.
I'm not usually grumpy! Well, not that grumpy!
Good morrrrrnnnnnggg ☕ 💤
Thoughts about not sleeping Show more
Maybe deactivating my laptop's redshifting to paint until 22 was a mistake… Or I don't know, can the blue light really keep me awake 7 hours afterwards?
Anyway I'm definitely not getting up in an hour to sit through a meeting the whole morning, I'll never stay awake. Still sick, so nobody will complain too much.