30 Apr 2020, 16:50 p.m.

What We Subsume

Still here. I've gotten a lot better at sewing pleats on face masks, and have found that -- if I cut the material ahead of time -- I can usually finish a mask, or nearly …

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27 Apr 2020, 18:00 p.m.

Remote Sprint Tips

Every year, many developers of Python (the language itself, not just stuff written in Python) get together for a sprint. This year it will probably be virtual. How should that work? I offered to share …

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21 Apr 2020, 12:18 p.m.

Persisting

Today is our wedding anniversary. Instead of going out for a nice dinner, we'll .... do something at home. Maybe we'll remember a bunch of nice memories from the last fourteen years. Maybe we'll go …

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12 Apr 2020, 19:20 p.m.

And Still Here

Still here, still okay. Hoping you are too.

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03 Apr 2020, 10:38 a.m.

Still Here

Still here. Still okay.

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28 Mar 2020, 17:29 p.m.

"Again, novelty novelty novelty breaks up the day."

I bring your attention again to this Twitter thread by Connie Rourke: I'm starting a thread of every coping mechanism I've used in the last 20 years as an immunocompromised person who lives like a(n …

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27 Mar 2020, 14:23 p.m.

We're Still Fine

We haven't been outside since ... Saturday? The CDC says all households "can "practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces"; the New York Times (see "Clean your home") has an animated GIF saying "Clean high-touch …

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22 Mar 2020, 21:42 p.m.

Some Useful Tools, Art, And Tips

Making note here of various threads and posts that have come to my attention recently: On lessons for the coronavirus crisis, from someone who lived through the start of the AIDS crisis. "I'm sitting here …

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20 Mar 2020, 12:02 p.m.

Responsibility And Blame

Humans have a really hard time dealing with problems that are partly under our control and partly not (and where we can't tell how much of it is inside or outside our locus of control). …

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19 Mar 2020, 10:18 a.m.

Another Burble

From a recent conference call: "... if [our project] even matters anymore." "Oh I'd argue that our project is MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER!! I'm about to write a Medium post saying so!" [peals of laughter]

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