: Nanila is my preferred pseudonym pretty much everywhereAge
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The rest of this is lifted from my sticky intro post on my journal and is a bit long.People in my journal
Apart from me, those who are mentioned frequently include:
- The Bloke, with whom I share house, bed and passion for science, among other things.
- Humuhumu, our daughter, aged 4.5 years
- Keiki, our son, aged 2 years
- Telstar, our spoiled tuxie cat
I tend not to talk about my immediate family outside of access-lock unless I’m telling a funny anecdote. The same goes for my work colleagues.About my job
I’m a chemist working in a physics department as an engineer. Specifically, a spacecraft engineer. I wear a number of different hats on several missions, the main ones being:
- Cluster, a set of four spacecraft flying in a tetrahedral formation around the Earth
- Cassini, in orbit around Saturn
- JUICE, a mission to orbit Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This mission is currently in Build phase.
I can’t write specifically about my work, so I don’t post too much about it unless something really exciting is happening, such as the switch-on of the Rosetta spacecraft.
I also teach in third-year physics labs, give the occasional guest lecture and do a lot of outreach work in schools.Some random facts
I am closer to forty than I am to thirty. I have been Dr Nanila for almost fifteen years. I have dual citizenship. I have lived in the UK for over a decade. I am mixed-race (East Asian and white).
I am a non-theist. I don’t like the term atheist because it has been tainted by a lot of shouty horrible people.
I have strong feelings about immigration, social justice and the obligations of the privileged and affluent toward those who are not. I consider myself to be both privileged and affluent.
I waited a long time to have a child, and was not bothered by the possibility that I might never have children. I have strong feelings about a woman’s (or girl’s) right to choose if and when she would like to become a parent.( Things I like to do, Fandoms, Social media usage )Subscriptions, access and commenting
Although I’m cautious about initiating subscriptions - I’m trying not to be! - I reciprocate subscriptions and grant access pretty readily. I try very, very hard to reply to every comment I receive and to comment often on others' posts. It's important to me to be as interactive as possible. I don't comment on my Circle's journals as often as I would like simply due to time constraints, but I’m always reading. I don't expect a reciprocal level of commitment to commenting. If you rarely have the spoons to comment, I don't mind. I welcome all manner and length of comments, from “♥” to “In Z80012, using hex rather than binary, and converting to a basic ASCII code, I think I E5 A9 08 B7 you.”
If you got to the end of this and wish to add me, please do! Reciprocity guaranteed, and no hard feelings if you change your mind a few weeks later.