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Intersections with Politics

Things I’m thinking about: I’m changing the format up today, because one of the entries is longer than usual. Trump and the Patriots It’s really annoying that people are mad at the New England Patriots because Trump likes them. I dislike the Patriots myself – I nearly cost myself a job after they lost to [...]

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Impressions

Things I think about sometimes: I love the idea of being someone who might be described like “He only cares about the things that matter,” except loving that particular idea means that I… care about things that don’t matter. Darn it.My DJ name is rather obvious: “43rd to the Q.”Finally got a new phone! I’m [...]

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve been busy. But now that I’m here… I’m still not thrilled with the Gutenberg editor. It’s okay, but I just don’t care for it.I’ve been working on music, and that’s been eating what time I have left after work and family, so I haven’t been [...]

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Things I’m thinking and feeling: I really don’t “blog” all that much. I record, I guess, and that’s sort of a “web log,” but I really don’t expose much of my innermost feelings – it’s like observations with a mirror in the way. I’ve always been that way when I write. Always.Today I’m going to [...]

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Things I have travelled across: github-issues-maven-plugin generates a markdown file with a list of closed issues for a target milestone. Useful for creating release notes.The death of a child is always heart-wrenching. :( Rest in peace, little one, even though I only knew you through friends of friends.Bless social media for bringing people together… except [...]

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Afoot!, football refs, music books

Things I’m thinking: If I was a detective, or if I was writing a detective story, I’d never have someone say “The game is afoot!” … Why? Glad I asked. Because “afoot” is a terrible name for a game. I get that there are games based on “Dr. Pimple Popper” and stuff, but “Afoot, the [...]

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Things that are crossing my path lately: Flit, in context of “Python Packages and You.” Python packaging is not a strength of mine.I hate to say it, but the Democrats’ rejection of Trump’s offer to open negotiations about the government now look kinda stupid, based on their oppositions. They’re saying that a three year suspension [...]

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Metrics, new Macbook charger, testcontainers

Things I’m learning about, on this day of verbs: “What metrics matter: A guide for open source projects” has a lot of good information. It’s interesting.I get to buy a new Macbook charger today; my “old” one is giving out, I think, which is frustrating.Testcontainers looks like an interesting project. I may have to try [...]

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Jacob’s Ladder, abandoning Virtuoso

I’m running out of convenient variations of “things I’m thinking about.” Man, Rush’s Jacob’s Ladder is a great song.Thoughts on Virtuoso: we needed to run a fairly large, fairly current data extraction from DBPedia, so we thought we’d be polite and run our own Virtuoso image with a mirror of the current dataset from DBPedia. [...]

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Things I’m thinking about wondering: One of the reasons I like Peter Gabriel so much is that, as a lyricist, he’s willing to ignore rules that I try to, like, pay attention to. In “Big Time,” for example, there’s a line: “And my heaven will be a big heaven, and I will walk through the [...]

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