@mjgiarlo working on a joke about what data format the Argonauts preferred but I need to learn classical Greek

@ksclarke thanks - good to know! I'm set for another year, probably, but I'll keep it in mind.

@ksclarke hey, what do you think of System76? I was strongly tempted by the Linux support last time I bought a laptop, but went with a cheap generic Acer instead and installed Ubuntu. Does System76 spark joy?

@dbs they're serious about code review, so working with Scaffold will save some trouble (though I still always find trouble github.com/zotero/translators/ )

@dbs have you worked with Zotero's IDE for translators, Scaffold? It's very nice.

@platypus this baffling situation only gets worse. I was 15 when Leonardo di Caprio was born. How could that ever make sense? (also, according to the internet, Banksy, but how the hell do they know?)

@dsalo fingers crossed - some days you eat the pip, and some days the pip eats you

@dsalo I spent some time with NLTK a couple of years ago in a 64-bit linux environment, first using Anaconda to set things up and later in pure python (installing with pip), and things worked, once you get the python versioning/pathing sorted out, which shouldn't take more than a couple of years sitting on a mountaintop

@dbs the air conditioning unit for our old server room used to freeze up when it went below -30 outside, causing the unit to shut down and send server room temperatures soaring. It always seemed like there ought to be a simple way around that.

outcome of today's dev standup: interesting is better than boring, but easy is better than interesting

@platypus @libskrat@mastodon.social `sort file.txt | uniq -c | sort -n` is also great, to sort by frequency

It's official, the Access conference will be in Edmonton in 2019, for the first time since 2005

Achievement unlocked: replacing the battery of a Samsung phone. Next level: replacing the filigree-cracked back glass plate of a Samsung phone.

Got my turnaround time of "can-you-help-me-with-x / never-mind-I-figured-x-out" email couplets down from 7 minutes this morning to 4 minutes this afternoon.

Things are getting salty in the Historical Linguistics & Etymology group on Facebook

@platypus (apart from "don't delete them if they're too good to delete like that one, obvs")

@platypus just curious: what are your criteria for deleting old tweets?

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