01 Oct 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Availability Update for October

I'm going to be off social media a lot between October 4th and about October 30th. Please email if you want to reach me - https://www.harihareswara.net/ & https://changeset.nyc/#contact have my address - but I will …

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30 Sep 2019, 11:36 a.m.

The Breath Before

A few days ago, Leonard and I went to see a movie at our local museum/arthouse theater. We settled into our seats and turned off our phones and chitchatted, and I mentioned a funny line …

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26 Sep 2019, 7:36 a.m.

Cambrian explosion of discussions about the future of software freedom

In 2009, Dreamwidth user rydra-wong did the great favor of making link roundups to help people keep track of a distributed conversation happening on lots of people's blogs about a current controversy. I'd love for …

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22 Sep 2019, 14:03 p.m.

Futureproofing Your Python Tools

The people who maintain Python and key Python platforms want to help you protect the code you write and depend on. If you write software in Python, or depend on something that's in Python, this …

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08 Aug 2019, 11:49 a.m.

When/How Do People Decide To Apply To CS Grad School?

I'm trying to understand how people decide to go to CS grad school in the US. For instance, what proportion of PhD applicants are coming straight from undergrad, versus another graduate degree (such as an …

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05 Aug 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Kickoff for Communications Work on the Python 2 Sunsetting

Python's 2.x line will reach End of Life on January 1, 2020, meaning that the maintainers of Python 2 will stop supporting it, even for security patches. Many institutions and codebases have not yet ported …

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01 Aug 2019, 9:09 a.m.

Background Music

So in my household we have a zillion little shared references, and some of those are about pop songs of the late 20th century. For instance, if we're in a restaurant or something and we …

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30 Jul 2019, 13:18 p.m.

Comparing Y2K and Climate Change

When you know there's a big upcoming threat, how do you get big institutions to commit and follow through? And in particular, how useful is it to frighten whole populaces? I looked into a specific …

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22 Jul 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Beautiful Soup is on Tidelift

I've been doing a tiny bit of consulting for Tidelift for a little over a year now, mainly talking about them to open source maintainers in the Python world and vice versa. (See my October …

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12 Jun 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Hey, You Left Something Out

Of course not all the responses I get to my work are positive. Sometimes I get criticism. And a subset of that criticism says more about the person giving it than about the quality of …

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