My sister might be moving to Minneopolis/St. Paul, MN area September-ish 2020 and is looking to find some good poetry &/or creative non-fiction writing groups. Anyone have any experience in that area recently?

The second part of the event as planned this year was to be a creative exercise workshop meant in part to inspire and spark new works for future years. If anyone is interested in persuing an idea they’re thinking of turning into an artistic performance feel free to reach out to me and we’ll schedule a time to chat about turning your lived experience into art (maybe even for PyCon next year).

My script from PyCon in 2019 can be read here if you're interested:

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Sadly, the Art of Python event will not be able to take place this year as the event was conceived, envisioned, and planned as a collective, in-person experience and celebration that would not successfully transition to a mediated format like a video stream successfully.

So once again I'm writing like I did before I found myself sheltering in place and now I'm so embarrassed that I hid the writing I should otherwise showcase. At any rate, I thought I'd write and share this secret sonnet of which you're now aware.

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In quarantine I have been writing thoughts down in my org-mode notebook to preserve the things I'm thinking as the world's distraught with stay-at-home's and flattening the curve. I realize I have been trying to hide the simple joys of language from myself with self-imposed busyness I tried ignoring simple keys to mental health.

@xor -- I figure you might know the answer to this interpreting of copyright -- Am I reading this right? Is this old, not pre-1925, WPA poster in the public domain?

At any rate, happy social distancing? I miss Monthly Zine of Public Domain Treasures in 2020, but cherish the works from last year (and that snazzy button)!

Hope you're well.

I just released dangerzone 0.1.2 (Linux only)!

It's a small release that adds support to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which means it now works in Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and other Ubuntu derivatives.

Installation instructions here

Seclusion Sonnet #001

When stuck in time between a tunnel's light
and each escape obscured by mortal dread
from whence shall solace torch a flame so bright
alleviating anxiousness in head?


read the rest:

If you use Calibre as an ebook management system and want a local server on your home network give this a try:

Dead simple setup (pip install, just point it at your Calibre Library, IP:port connect ... that's it.)

Just started running tonight but it's excellent so far.

Discovered kitty (terminal app) yesterday and it’s true: I’m one happy kitty 😺

(Might have procrastinated a tad to set it up just as I want it. Config:

PS. Tilix you served me well these past years and made not having iTerm bearable – thank you – but it’s time to say goodbye :)

Bernie, Mario Rom Hack 

Just kind of speechless about this whole thing really.

I have an installation of and I've removed the disk from it's original computer and need to access the files in the partition 3 in the screenshot, but even with the password I'm only able to access Partition 2, which is and so I'm assuming it's the boot disk.

What am I not understanding about accessing the files in the partition from a different machine as an external drive?

Any advice or links appreciated!

I'm still unemployed and doing housekeeping gigs. If you need someone to help with your groceries, i have a big car and an able body. If you need someone to help you with your house, or with your garden, I'm good at that too. I'm healthy, and I want to help folks out during the isolation. I have references, and my pricing is sliding scale. This offer is good for the Portland area only.
#PDX #covid

We're thrilled to announce the official release of GNOME 3.36 "Gresik". This version contains 6 months of work by the GNOME community and includes many improvements, performance enhancements, and new features. Please see the link below for more info:

#2278 "Scientific Briefing" 

"I actually came in in the middle so I don't know which topic we're briefing on; the same slides work for like half of them."

boosting <title of conf>

Hey, friends! <title of conf> is unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19 along with . The show will go on around the same time next year. For more detailed info, see our most recent email update:

This short video has opened the world of python manipulation of to me.

COVID-19, earworm 

COVID-19 scans to “come on Eileen” and the chorus of said song is roughly 20 seconds, so guess what I’ve been singing every time I washed my hands today?

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