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gvwilson

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I program, write, and teach. Co-founder of Software Carpentry and It Will Never Work in Theory; co-editor of The Architecture of Open Source Applications.

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Dear interweb: I'm looking for a GeoJSON file for the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. If you have one or know where I can find one, I'd be grateful for help. Thanks in advance.

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gvwilson, to music
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Peter Gabriel: "Games Without Frontiers" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZmlUV8muY #music

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Eventually you forget, but eventually takes a long time.

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"Not this August, nor this September; you have this year to do what you like... But the year after that or the year after that, they fight." - Ernest Hemingway

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Honestly, I think the only solution is to require every software engineering professor to take (and pass) an undergrad course in social science research methods, but we both know how likely that is.

gvwilson, to music
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Trilok Gurtu: "Once I Wished a Tree Upside Down" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fXSjGP7qhU #music

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from our garden

gvwilson, to music
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Angelique Kidjo: "Voodoo Chile" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36bGFi1U_vw #music

gvwilson, to random
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sigh trying to use Polars on Apple M2 with Python installed using mamba, I get a crash and a warning message telling me "install a native version of Python that does not run under Rosetta x86-64 emulation" but I can't find instructions on how to do that - any pointers?

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Just posted on LinkedIn - the timing is chef's kiss

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"Thomas received 103 gifts totaling $2.4m, according to an analysis by Fix the Court, a watchdog group. The total dollar amount he received is 10 times what his fellow justices combined received over the same period." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/07/clarence-thomas-harlan-crow-trips

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Biological features I would like to borrow from other species:

  • Photosynthesis (would make ultralight backpacking way easier if I didn't have to carry food)
  • Gills (swimming, yeah, but also, just more options for breathing)
  • Blood temperature regulation and skin toughness for wider range of comfortable temps
  • Seeing more colors, as shrimp do
  • Elephant-like trunk (for grasping and occasional water fights)
  • Whatever it is that makes tummy rubs and head scratches so dynamite for pet dogs
gvwilson,
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@brainwane I want porcupine quills because I believe in honest advertising

grimalkina, to random
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So many "developers produce more quantities of code with copilot" studies so few "the patterns of interleaving and retrieval change depending on active vs passive consumption of generated solutions and we have like fifty years of research on this in learning science and so maybe we can apply it to make good recommendations about the best usage of generated work output" studies

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@sue great. that's just great. I was going to work in the garden today, or maybe go for a nice long bike ride, but instead I'm going to be stuck obsessing over what a "positive linter" would look like and how to build one. You might as well have walked past me humming "Never Gonna Give You Up" so that it's stuck in my head for three days. Again.

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And here's the Plotly job ad for Canadians: https://boards.greenhouse.io/plotly/jobs/7480349002

gvwilson, to music
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Bruce Springsteen: "Streets of Philadelphia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2DtNW79sQ

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Consider the bicycle once again: https://third-bit.com/sdxpy/finale/

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Does anyone have data on how many food delivery drivers or bikers are also dealing? Feels like the sort of thing someone would have studied..
thx

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Would you like to work with me at Plotly? We're looking for a staff-level engineer, remote-friendly but must be based in the US or Canada, with strong Python and React skills: https://boards.greenhouse.io/plotly/jobs/7464660002

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I really do wish we lived in a timeline where people were organizing conferences to worry about the sustainability crisis in the venture capital ecosystem…

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OH: "I don't care, flognarde is much funnier."

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OK, when an 8-year-old asks you why it's OK for women to wear sleeveless tops in the office in summer but men doing it will get odd looks, what do you say?

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Another day, another article on the gulf between research and practice in software engineering that's behind an academic paywall…

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