Really digging all the _Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead_ references in _The Society_ (on Netflix).

My college age kiddo got another recruitment from an Acrobatics and Tumbling coach today (with promises of scholarships, though this one is out of state (so would also cost more)).

It's too late though. She knows where she wants to attend (and has been accepted for the Spring).

It feels weird... someone offering money for college and us not taking it. But both offers have come from private schools, which means their costs will be higher than the public one she's chosen.

Grouping all the peppers that still haven't adjusted to the sun on the back porch steps (in the shade). Hoping they'll be adjusted enough by the time I leave for the conference to at least stay outside full-time in the shade. The rest of the plants (picture two) are soaking up the sun on the driveway (well, the rest excluding those still in the tent).

Enjoying the Weediquette series:

It's the sort of thing I'd recommend to people on the pro- and con- sides of the issue.

Grr, I would like one weekend without rain, weather gods. It seems like this year has been the year of weekend rain.

GitHub package registries? Underwhelming. Are there languages for which package registries aren't a solved problem?

Lots of news coverage about what heroes the unarmed kids who tried to stop the gunmen in CO were, but not much coverage on the need for better gun laws. So that's or plan as a nation now? We've given up trying to solve the problem and have decided to throw children at it as our natuonal response?

So, I've been trying out as a social network. The experience has been great, and there were just enough G+ refugees to make it feel familiar. Sadly, their new ToS just outlawed any programmatic access of their network. I think I'm really leaning towards not using any new online services that don't provide an API, so I'm sadly debating leaving OB. As a result, I've been looking at spinning up a blog using Hugo. might make adding new posts less onerous, too. We'll see.

Snaps are very useful but $CURSE_WORD it's janky as $CURSE_WORD to pollute my $HOME directory like it does:

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Promoting Texas Linux Fest and had someone tell me they wouldn't come because we have a Code of Conduct.

I think they thought I'd react to it. Nope, I'm good with them not coming.

I guess having a Code of Conduct really does help keep jerks out.

"One of my most controversial software opinions is that your sleep quality and stress level matter far, far more than the languages you use or the practices you follow. Nothing else comes close: not type systems, not TDD, not formal methods, not ANYTHING. Allow me to explain why."

A great Twitter thread and list of links.

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Not sure how far my reach is on here, but we (UCLA Library) are hiring a Development Support Engineer (a devops-y ops position that will work closely with the programmers). If you're interested or know someone who is interested, take a look:

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"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence"

-- Charles Bukowski

A colleague just referred to a piece of software that we use as a "finely constructed house of cards." Snort.

Caitlin has been collecting quotes from classmates. I think I should start a similar file for quotes from colleagues.

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One of the biggest lessons to learn in life is that you're allowed to say no, and when's the time to do it.

It's a lesson for your personal life, your work life, when you're interacting with friends and strangers alike.

Yet it often feels like we're taught to feel guilty for doing so, from our childhood on: you're not supposed to say "no" to someone, you say "yes" and "thank you".

The other lesson is respecting someone else's no without making them feel guilty.

Don't know how I ended up on @mjgiarlo 's profile page, but I like his title: Digital Library Software Engineer and Architect. So often you see people drop the engineer/developer label when they become "architect"s. I've had architectual responsibilities before, but have shied away from the title. If I ever step into that role again, I'm copying Mike's dual-label approach.

@dbs Is it just me or is the README for EasierRDF unnecessarily condescending? Why did they need to define "average developers"? The whole thing reads a bit like, "We don't get why everyone keeps saying RDF is so complicated, but we'll figure out how to make it easier for all those mistaken people."

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