Hey, sustainability nerds! I know someone who wants to get induction cooking in their apartment, but they were quoted AU$20k to have the high-current line put in their kitchen. Is that typical? No wonder everyone's still using gas 😵‍💫

Any Tensorflow Lite experts out there? I'm trying to do object detection, but object_detector.DataLoader.from_csv only loads about 600 of my 2000 bounding boxes 😭

I thought it might be a malformed CSV, so I tried shuffling the rows, but I always get a training dataset size exactly equal to my number of images, and test + val datasets about half that (my actual split is 80/10/10)

I've also tried pushing max_num_images up explicitly, but it doesn't seem to have any effect

oh by the way, the above toot inspired by the amazing talk by @jimjamslam I just caught up on. His wonderful slides here: runapp2022.talks.jamesgoldie.d

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My lovely partner got me a sack that has the graphics device shapes printed on it and of course I'm in love with it

Very thankful to the lovely folks at Runapp for letting me do a deep-dive on and how it's changing the way I do data analysis and !

I'm really excited about this tool and am keen to see what it does as it moves toward a 1.0 release in the next few months.

➡️ Slides: runapp2022.talks.jamesgoldie.d

📽 Recording: us06web.zoom.us/rec/play/JFsH6

I’m talking next week! If you write reports, blog posts, notebooks or slides in , , or , grab some lunch and tune into this talk!

R users, learn how Quarto brings tools together from across the RMarkdown ecosystem, along with some new tricks!

Python and Julia users: learn how you can get in on this "reproducible reporting" thing you keep hearing about, using existing Jupyter notebooks or using plain text docs that work well with version control! (You don't even need R 😉)

Everyone: learn how throwing Observable into the mix can improve your docs and slides even more, letting you add menus, sliders, web visualisations and more!

If you've ever worked in a language like R or Python and thought, "Yeah, but I really don't wanna touch JavaScript", I reckon Quarto and OJS are the easiest, most tempting way we've ever seen to try it out.

It’s a free talk! RSVP now: eventbrite.com.au/e/quarto-cre

This article from Jeff Masters talks about resurgent risk in India this month: yaleclimateconnections.org/202

It highlights a paper I missed in Jan and testing Sherwood & Huber’s proposed theoretical 35°C wet bulb limit a decade ago. It's a small study, but it finds young, healthy people failing to adapt at wet bulbs around 31°C—and even lower, in super high dry temps (eg. around a 26°C wet bulb in 50°C, lower humidity conditions).

Would love to see this work repeated with more people and eventually extended to investigate heatwave effects! 👏🏻


If you don't know me, I do communication, a bunch of -y and stuff, and I used to be a climate and health researcher 🥳

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Hey y'all! Giving Mastodon another crack and thought I'd migrate to a smaller, more local server 😊


Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya