Thoughts of the Day, 2019/Feb/8

Things I'm thinking lately: Teamwork You can't want me to excel and then get in my way. Well, you can, but you... shouldn't. Date Formats Yes, I find I prefer year/month/day. It's inherently sortable. It's also really common in computing, and should be more common. Headings I'm trying to switch back to the headings format.… Continue reading Thoughts of the Day, 2019/Feb/8

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… Continue reading Metrics, new Macbook charger, testcontainers

Big Time!, Politics and Empathy, Football

Things I am observing myself thinking about: I can't listen to Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" these days without thinking that it's something like Donald Trump's theme song.I've hit a wall in exercising. Need more motivation. Need to push harder. (Oddly enough, my annoyance at having hit a wall was motivating.)I think a lot of the… Continue reading Big Time!, Politics and Empathy, Football

NCAA Football, accents, free will

Things I'm thinking about Monday: Tonight's the last NCAA football game of the season. Thank goodness. I hope it's a good one.I want to pronounce "Monday" with a Scottish accent, but it turns out I have no idea how to make it sound like it's a Scottish accent. It's not my accent, whatever it is,… Continue reading NCAA Football, accents, free will

Virtuoso, people, exercise

Things I think I've learned today: Virtuoso - a SPARQL database that's used by DBPedia - is surprisingly nice, but it's also got some oddities in synchronization behavior. I have a bulk process that runs for days, and I added a "resting" phase to allow Virtuoso to handle checkpoints gracefully, etc., and finding the sweet… Continue reading Virtuoso, people, exercise