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3-D Print Your Planet (and Space-Related Objects)

Writing this as it’s still fresh in mind (looking at a lot of drafts sitting in my notebook) as well as for the next print if any. I can and will update this, but for now, it’s publishable in my standard.

I have just obtained an opportunity to do an outreach. It’s a very interesting event, and as I previously have obtained a 3-D print of Gale Crater, I was very interested to create a print of my area of research (still Mars, but more to the south)

 

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The print in question. As blurry as it can get  Anyone can guess what this is?

 

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Accessibility and accommodation in events (and media), and a lot of ramblings related to that

This is a part of an ever-updating post, but the first part is alright so I upload it

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EGU’s PICO (flash-talk) illustration. See the lower screen on the right-hand side? It is allocated for wheel-chair users. EGU also provides a quiet/ prayer room, which I also appreciate. Please no alcohol-only poster session, then I will give five stars. Credit: Stephanie McClellan/EGU)

As a person with an overall privileged condition: healthy body, no allergy (anymore), have my own saving so I can pay something upfront first then being reimbursed, as well having a  laidback and nrima (Javanese, lit: accepting, which sometime’s not a good characteristic to have) personality, although I tried to give my suggestion in accessibility and accommodation whenever I can, especially in regards to other people or participants in an event I’m an organiser of, I’ve never really given a thought about this enough about when I’m the one being accommodated for.

After meeting a lot more people in a wider spectrum and having more knowledge and discussions about accessibility and being asked on what kind of accessibility access and accommodation I or people like “me” actually want, I did some hard contemplation and some more reading (read: tabs in high tens). I will give some of my thought and experiences below.

(Making a note for a friend who’s in charge of accessibility and accommodations, hence a few of my notes for her sprinkled around)

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Oh, Library!

Can’t read any of these (Source)

But fortunately can read these (Gorgeous Indonesian new covers, at last!) (Source)

The good thing about studying in the UK, is undoubtedly that everyone and the media speaks and write in English. Though it’s likely not a benefit if you’re into learning new languages, it’s definitely heaven for an avid reader with less budget like me, because all the books in the library and the bookstore are in English. As my lab’s based in Surrey, I applied to membership in Surrey Library, which is a big consortium of61 community libraries in the County of Surrey .

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Choosing E-Book Readers

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It seems that a few years journey of owning e-book readers, which in themselves pretty uncommon in my circle, made me quite the “expert” in the field. Though my expertise definitely amounts to nothing compared to countless others in mobileread, my knowledge is apparently enough to at least give some views to the confusing start on e-book reader world for some of my friends’ question of “which e-book reader shall I buy”. Disclaimer: This is only my view, however, may be different with other people.

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Know Thyself

I think other than horoscopes, personality tests are almost everyone’s guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t want to know about oneself? I have fun doing some of these tests, and apparently, not every one of them is famous enough? So, here comes a post so that I can just link a page and let everyone has fun for the next few hours.

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