1. Diversity in a Nutshell

    Since a few people have asked, here's a rough guide to the diversity discussion. No specifics allowed.

    1. diversity list created to (among other things) ponder an official diversity statement for Python. List is closed-archive but open for general subscription.

    2. Various diversity list discussions become heated. Some people (including …

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  2. Success, at last!

    For only the second time (out of many tries) I managed to smoke some salmon and trout so that it was not overcooked and dry as a bone. Conclusion? I think my smoker thermometer is about 50 deg F off of the true "on grill" temperature, probably because it's about …

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  3. Open Source is like a mistress

    Open source coding is like a not-so-demanding mistress: I work on it at night, surreptitiously, after my wife and daughter are asleep. twill and figleaf are like bastard children, who only get attention when I can spare it from my "real" family (my teaching, research or my actual family, depending …

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  4. titus!

    i asked two other friends of mine, [ ... ], for recommendations about model code and about their work environment. their feedback was extremely helpful and i thought you'd be interested to hear the opinions of other good programmers. i would also love to hear your thoughts on these (extracted and scattered) comments …

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  5. Re Syndication to advogato

    Hey cdfrey, ta0kira, I syndicate to advogato because I wanted to syndicate my posts to PlanetPython as well as advogato, at a time when advogato didn't have the tools to do that. Also, this way I can use my own damn editor, on my own damn laptop, to write the …

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  6. Goodbye, Paypal

    I'm going to stop using my Paypal account regularly as soon as I finish transferring some money around. They're too screwed up to be reliable, and their customer service is either incompetent or dishonest.

    Luckily, many places are now accepting credit cards or Google Checkout, with which I've had no …

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