Karthik Ram @_inundata

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September 2013

@VickySchneiderG @watsonhaigh Will do! We are both in Melbourne running a ABN bootcamp.

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@VickySchneiderG Just found out that you also know @watsonhaigh

Small world.

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The lineprof package makes it easy to understand performance of code and quickly visualize results.
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@vsbuffalo @recology_ They bought it a while back. Nothing’s changed akaik.

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@hspter Lists are great for those situations. Does it have to be a data.frame?

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@ctitusbrown @kaythaney Actually I am working on something new. Stay tuned!

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@kara_woo I’m down. You got deets @LizatPLoS?

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mbeisen Kudos to @NASAJPL: after I posted Curiosity papers from behind @sciencemagazine paywall, they posted them on JPL site jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?…

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stats_canada Saskatchewan is home to 65% of Canada’s provincial vowels and consonants

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@winston_chang @recology_ heh. I sent him the logo a while ago. They are all over Berkeley campus. :)

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@kara_woo @hspter Searched the documentation and no info on toppings. *rolls eyes*

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@mySocietyIntl Yep! Back around the 23rd - 30th. Will drop you a note once I set my dates.

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hspter This is super super cool — R package that teaches you stats! simplystatistics.org/2013/09/27/ann…

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The amazing @shaka_lulu on Lou Dobbs discussing the mars rover water update.
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ElizKolbert RT@newscientist: For those who don’t have time to read the whole thing: handy guide to the climate report ow.ly/pgAHJ

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@hylopsar That’s what you get for buying Bluth company chairs.

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@ethanwhite We should have invited you to the ropensci call this morning.

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@nhcooper123 @sjGoring Remotely is a definite plus. I have a uni cluster so less of a need to have this interface.

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@sjGoring @nhcooper123 Unless you run things over time on a really cheap AWS micro instance.

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@sjGoring @nhcooper123 Will try to summarize in blog post. Been great so far. But currently useful mostly for teaching. Not ind use.

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IanMulvany that 17 minute conversation with @_inundata was inspirational and very high bandwidth

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@sjGoring I’ll be back here mid-day on the 12th. You around that evening or following day?

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@rmounce They’ve had it for a while. That’s how I read them.

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@vsbuffalo ham hocks from the Davis coop were always the best.

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@ficaryl I will a bit. Leaving the last hour for discussion so can definitely delve into it more then.

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ppolischuk Only the raddest figures from @PLOS papers: openfigs.tumblr.com

Or @openfigs

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@jennifergardy @soozaphone I return on the 20th. Boo for missing you by a day. PS: Found some great pics of you from foo. sunglasses x 5.

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@ficaryl Awesome! I’ll drop you a DM next week once I’m down there.

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@xieyihui @recology_ @ramnath_vaidya I read them. Good way to quick get a lay of the land. How else do you acquaint yourself w/ new package?

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@ficaryl Helping teach a bioinformatics course from 1-3. Will be in uni melb after. There from 4-8.

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@ficaryl Are you around Melb next week? Would be great to meet up if so. I’ll be there for about a week.

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@recology_ The code blocks on your F1000 article also suck. Screenshots? bleh.

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@hspter Sure did. I signed up for a PhD at United Nations uni and bought real estate in AZ because I trust your personal recommendations!

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@kara_woo @hspter @carlystrasser You cannot unsee. I fell for something similar recently.

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@ElDon78 you a America’s cup fan?

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sween Oh, @Horse_ebooks was fake? I’m so sorry. Does it make you feel better if I tell you the *rest* of the universe is random and pointless?

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@polesasunder Why not try it with your next ms? Listing a github repo in a paper is fine.

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kaythaney “Mozilla plan seeks to debug scientific code” - feature in @NatureNews on our code review pilot with @PLOSCompBiol: bit.ly/15pC89t

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Anyone writing their dissertation in the open using knitr and markdown? I need to share examples with a student.

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@hadleywickham Is dplyr stable enough to teach with? Worth switching new folks directly over to it?

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@jonesor Yup,been using it for two weeks now. Way more useful than it looks. Inbox is actually an inbox now.

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monteiro Every time you use a mom as a lowest common denominator imagine Chelsea Clinton saying it. And then punch yourself in the face.

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@vsbuffalo Haven’t paid for upgrade yet. Somewhat ridiculous that it’s $40. Will decide before trial is up.

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Papers 3 now has Dropbox Sync. Finally got all my devices synced up.

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cboettig now out in @F1000Research ”taxize: taxonomic search and retrieval in R” by @recology_& Szocs goo.gl/3fD9oJ

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Quite enjoying Sanebox to manage flood of email thanks to tip from @shaka_lulu

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mathowie I can almost hear the young writer in Gawker’s office typing “5 Hour Delayed Gmail Is The Ultimate Productivity Hack” post for Lifehacker

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@jkriss Indeed. Didn’t check HN today. By the way @kaythaney and I talked (good things) about you at a recent meeting. Small world!

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@kaythaney Two meetings totally screwed up by the delays. bleh. :/

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Pretty cool simulation of rain drops on a glass surface.

bit.ly/1aZS5rb

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7 command line tools for working with data.

bit.ly/1fcoQa5

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@QuantEcologyABC Thanks Andy, that would be easiest. Otherwise email also works. karthik dot ram and berkeley edu

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simplystats The limiting reagent for big data is often small, well-curated data simplystatistics.org/?p=1825

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ramnath_vaidya @xieyihui @geospacedman My humble attempt at creating a more modern looking, minimalistic site for R. ramnathv.github.io/rsite/

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cathbrooksbank Overheard in a Copenhagen restaurant: ‘academic freedom means the freedom to work whichever 13 hours a day you like’.

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Hive mind: Any followers know folks who work at London’s ZSL? Would love an intro.

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@jonesor if you use a swear word when calling Apple you immediately get a human.

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@_NickGolding_ unless horrible tip 18-20% for table service.

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RobinMcCauley Being an adult is 99% wondering how you hurt your back.

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SublimePackages IPython Notebook: IPython Notebook plugin for Sublime Text 2 bit.ly/15h4Rxe

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@phylorich @polesasunder Yep, that’s a great place to practice rebasing. Highly recommended.

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AstroKatie can be kind of crushing sometimes but now & then I remember I’m being paid to think about the Universe & I feel incredibly lucky.

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@Gaming_Dude Begin with the tag. Then you’ll start to identify folks who you find useful.

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rlogging is a nice R package by @mj_kallen that provides nicer debugging helpers.
bit.ly/1aUBd57

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@polesasunder You can just chunk the old script and only refer to chunk names in the Rmd.

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robdelaney Are you bad with people and hate money? Consider grad school!

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@MangoTheCat Will do. Will also get around to sending you a PDF of my talk this weekend. Thanks Liz!

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@adaptive_plant They did indeed. It was quite speedy. Hogwarts now has fiber optic cables.

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@maxogden when are you back in Oakland? I want to hack with you at sudo room. Or at Mozfest. Got some cool ideas.

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@Floppy Great talk on the tab data diff tool. Looking forward to more developments on that.

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Back from geeking out with a particle physicist from CERN over a multi-course French lunch. With wine. Now a bad Thursday afternoon.

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AlexK_M Installing R after a great talk by Karthik Ram at @rOpenSci. So much at has been inspiring.

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Dat is so fantastically cool. @maxogden is building a tool to stream data between diff data stores. Goal to eliminate data import scripts

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Slides from @maxogden talking about dat - a git for data.
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James @Floppy now talking about a Git for data. bit.ly/1aSfY7I

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Currently at Open tools for open science session at

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@flodebarre I like @figshare (for posterity and citation) and Speaker Deck (because it doesn’t look as horrible as slideshare).

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sckottie Excited! to be giving a talk on at @SFU during bit.ly/185KjM1

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@MLBrook not today according to schedule. :)

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@MLBrook some of us are going for drinks right after this plenary. Join us if you’re free.

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@OKCon how many people actually showed up for the conference? And what is the gender breakdown?

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MLBrook .@petermurrayrust is up on stage now… introducing the Panton Principles (Go check them out: pantonprinciples.org)

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@teleyinex @MozillaScience PS: If you’re just interested in teaching stats using R there are > dozen books out now.

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@kaythaney @MatToddChem @gvwilson We don’t tailor core topics much but we do tailor level to match audience based on pre-bootcamp survey.

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@MozillaScience @teleyinex @gvwilson No book in the works but all our material are open & CC-BY. A full SWC R bootcamp coming together soon.

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kaythaney My slides from today’s open research track at on digital literacy in science slidesha.re/199PjfR (cc @swcarpentry @MozillaScience)

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. @kaythaney now gives a shout out to why @swcarpentry is so important for educating scientists.

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Fishytom Feedback on Tim Berners Lee’s original proposal paper by his supervisor for the WWW: ‘vague but exciting’:)

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Stodden: How do you know if your analysis is right? We have to be skeptical of steps involved in extracting knowledge from data.

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Stodden: Verification and validation are the foundations of reproducibility. Comp Sci today doesn’t generate reliable knowledge.

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Stodden: All other benefits (reusability etc) are a corollary to sharing that perfect scientific record.

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Stodden: Article about sci is not scholarship itself but merely the advertisement. ship is full suite of code, data, & figs. cite Claerbout

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Stodden: Computation has become so central to sci research that deep intellectual contributions are now encoded in software.

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Stodden: open data and code crucial to science. Goal is to perfect the scholarly record and not much else.

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“Why science is an open endeavor” - @victoriastodden

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Super excited to see @kaythaney & @victoriastodden talk shortly at ’s Open Science section.

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battagliaem @_inundata @petermurrayrust @kaythaney mozilla // @OKCon // brainstorming projects on 4 @OKFN !! pic.twitter.com/XAzIBY8YW4

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OliviaBurman .@CountCulture: The challenge that open has is not just to be good, but to be better.

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@abestanway @github oh wait. This is a request? bummer. Would love this too. Thought I missed a new feature announcement.

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Without open data we are stuck where we are - Ellen Miller from Sunlight foundation.

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@metamattj Never heard of this schedule before. But if you’re asking whether @cboettig is superhuman the answer is yes.

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@abestanway @github wow wow wow wow wow. Finally, been waiting for this for a long time.

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@antagomir Lunch at the backspace sounds great. How about 12:30ish.

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opening session underway. bit.ly/199qq58 with @rufuspollock on stage.

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@MarkHahnel I left but I’ll be back in a few weeks. Hang out then.

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@carlystrasser @MarkHahnel @kaythaney dudes. why are you two at that other place? I want to debrief with Mark. Over drinks.

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@antagomir Yes, I’d love to meet and chat. Around all week till Thursday pm.

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Visualizing urban data. SF ridership. Open urban data at @OKCon pic.twitter.com/f7yoSB32gw

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@researchremix Missed seeing your tweets but go rockstar you.

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@carlystrasser @vkf1000 I did that exact play on words to get at that username for my blog.

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@felixbreuer oh hey! come say hi. I think we met at the PLOS hackathon last year.

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Finally at @OKCon sitting at a “How to turn data into stories” workshop bit.ly/1aNqgG5

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LaurieJ The Open Knowledge Conference 2013 is here! You can follow the world’s biggest conference online at okcon.org/live

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@sydneyglassman I love Berkeley Bowl too. But the west BB (which I prefer over the other) is so far away.

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@ctitusbrown @tracykteal oh it totally does. One more hurdle for me to fully embrace python for day-to-day stuff.

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@MLBrook Either of those work for me. I speak Wed am but am around tom through fri am.

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@MLBrook Are you heading to OKCon? We should meet.

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@yoavram Yep, that was it. Just searched through my bookmarks. Happy that it left beta.

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@yoavram I know of this but currently unable to dig up the link. Hang on.

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Every time zone dot net is very useful for scheduling calls etc but also in general.

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mattturck Big data or big tapas? I’m volunteering this as a panel topic for 2014 cc: @paulcianciolo pic.twitter.com/lSXgpd7fCC

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@JMDugan ah, I’ll be back for hack day then.

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@JMDugan Bummer indeed. If the hackathon was the 3rd day as before, I could be there for that.

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@mdichristina I’ll trade you some clean air for some sunshine.

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OKFN Can’t make it to in Geneva? You don’t have to miss out. Follow live from Monday at okcon.org/live/

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@recology_ @JMDugan I don’t get back home till the 21st. /sad face

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EdwardTufte Real scientists, NYTimes, Google all big users of open-source R
for statistical graphics. I think that is decisive.

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OKCon Just two days to go until starts! We can’t wait- see you all very soon! vimeo.com/73378832

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@recology_ @JMDugan I’ve lost track of emails but is there a signup reqd? I may attend the last day when I return.

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@dbiello @NinaDiPrimio Was hoping you were somehow here on assignment. Just had brunch with @shaka_lulu

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Huth Fox news attempts to explain what Github is pic.twitter.com/RBa3wTUGvX

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@portablebrain @DigitalanUK @MarkHahnel any interest in grabbing a drink tonight?

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Quick catchup with the lovely @soozaphone. Now about to hop on a train sopping wet.

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a_walker Today at our @swcarpentry bootcamp @_inundata touched on @github issues. Meanwhile, I received a bug report: github.com/andreww/fox/is…

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@dbiello what airport or station do I pick you up for brunch on Saturday?
cc @NinaDiPrimio

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@bendmorris me too! I have almost asked so many questions. :)

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skmorgane @_inundata @swcarpentry cool! Are you at Hogwarts?

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elikint @_inundata @swcarpentry when is the first Qudditch match?

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Not a bad day or location for a @swcarpentry workshop. pic.twitter.com/keKhRln36F

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shaka_lulu F yeah @mjuric MT @vrooje in new astro era, writing software is like doing math. Right now students are adding/subtracting; we need calculus

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@cboettig why not both? But if I had to choose I’d go with a).

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@jebyrnes marmap sounds like it maps stores that carry marmite.

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