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RT Python 3.7.0 is released! Bring out the celebratory libations. Thanks and a cast of thousands on python-dev and GitHub.


RT Interviewer: hmmm Can you think of any way we can make this faster?

Me: Sure, lets replace this array with a log-linear histogram

Interviewer: Uh..

Me: Sit the fuck down, your smug ass wanted to play fancypants with the datastructures. Now we're here for the night


RT Remember when black people were getting kicked out (by cops) of Starbucks for nothing?

Alt-right: "Trespassing is against the law" "The manager can do what he wants, his restaurant after all"

Alt-right today: "The owner can't do that! It's against the law!" "Discrimination"...


RT Good evening. My name is Andy. I’ve been using CSS since 2001. I’ve written four books on CSS. I’ve given over 100 workshops on CSS.

I just spent 10 minutes figuring out why broder-width would not work.


RT sad state of affairs but no one in modern music has the fucking balls to write another song about party rockers being in the house tonight


RT A colon in a sentence can make a massive difference.


Fred ate his own lunch after school.


Fred ate his own colon after school.

I started using today. It's a nice package for parsing and handling byte sizes (e.g. parsing "2KB" to [value representing 2048 bytes]). It implements TextUnmarshaler so works seamlessly with most TOML/YAML/etc packages.

RT On the last stretch for v3.
Take a look at the the new interfaces. Find something unclear? Thinking of better interface names? Now is a great time to voice your opinion with either a GitHub issue, a tweet @ me (the best mascot!) or a comment on slack.


RT You work at an investment bank.
Crack a joke about bundling your tech debt and selling it on the secondary market.
Save vs petrification or someone at the trading desk actually tries.


TIL There are mini truck garden contests in Japan

The “kei” trucks are barely larger than city cars. The goal is to build the most aesthetically pleasing garden in the truck bed

Are you currently looking at a bland desktop? Is your wallpaper uninspiring? Do your eyes crave something other than the default desktop wallpaper?

If you have a computer capable of displaying wallpaper you owe it to your pixels to check out

@davidrevoy has some amazing artwork up there that is just waiting to grace your desktop / background.

Only you can prevent bland desktops.


Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth.

In my household we've cut beef & lamb for some time & rarely eat chicken. We've limited dairy somewhat but could do more. Interesting that fish is worse than we thought.

RT Bleepfinding(n): the action of trying to find out which nearby device made a sound, and what it signifies.

RT How many machine learning researchers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

1 and 500 billion well-labelled examples.

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