1. On Academia

    So, I've been wanting to write a bit about why grad school and academia in general isn't necessarily a waste of time. Unfortunately I'm now a white male in a power position that depends on me sucking good people into grad school and then exploiting them, so this may end …

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  2. Projects for people new to Python

    Hi all,

    I need to find some useful projects for new, young contributors, especially in the area of 3rd party packages; we've been thinking about things like porting 3rd party packages to Py3K, adding tests to existing projects, and providing Windows binary eggs for various packages. Everything would be open …

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  3. Caption contest

    So I'm having a little caption contest for this picture of our daughter, Amarie Rose Brown, who is now nearly 6 weeks old (but only four weeks old in this picture).

    Captions so far:

    1. "We thought she'd be easier to find, this way."
    2. "Well, someone certainly got lucky."
    3. "Google recruiting …
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  4. Intercepting DNS errors

    charter.net, my home ISP, is intercepting name-not-found errors and replacing them with a host that answers with a Web search page. This leads to some "entertaining" problems when trying to ssh to a host that doesn't exist.

    Is this actually wrong or just sleazy?

    In fact, it actually breaks …

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