Once someone raised a bug against my code's ISO 8859 support (i.e. localised alphabets). But what they wrote was ISO 8851, which turns out to be "Butter -- Determination of moisture, non-fat solids and fat contents."
Of course, that's the alphabet localised for Grease.
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"another thing I would add about the debate on Wakandan interventionism" - a commenter in
I'm mostly off Mastodon/Twitter this weekend because I'm helping @pnh & twitter.com/tnielsenhayden pack for their move. Bonus for me: they're donating some supercool stuff to the Tiptree Auction at @WisConSF3 https://tiptree.org/support-us/contribute-to-the-auction , e.g., first British edition of "China Mountain Zhang"
Non-US folks, check the new refund policy: https://pycon.blogspot.com/2018/02/updated-refund-policy-for-attendees-and.html
Cleveland is fun: https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/01/05/1
I'm running a sprint & welcome newcomers: https://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2018-February/031986.html
If I want to work on my German, what are some fun things to read? News, culture, lefty stuff, feminism? I'm past a beginner reading level but also very out of practice
Did you know you can sing "Seeing Like A State" to the tune of "Leader of the Pack" (vroom vroom)? https://twitter.com/jevakallio/status/961583298219831298
If you like(d) Firesign Theater, https://johnfinnemore.blogspot.com/2018/02/john-finnemores-flying-visit.html 6 episodes of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme are streamable now, with (variously) 1-29 days left to listen
Orwell's "Decline of the English Murder" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_the_English_Murder , many of Andy Rooney's "60 Minutes" pieces, and @jon_bois's "Chart Party" are examples of a genre I love: investigative comedy
Nominations are now open for the Open Source Initiative Board of Directors, and close March 2nd. https://opensource.org/elections Molly de Blanc wants you to run. http://deblanc.net/blog/2018/02/06/why-i-want-you-to-run-for-the-osi-board/
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signal-boost Riana Pfefferkorn: Interesting #jobs: Privacy & Data Security Research Engineer with @AGSchneiderman's office: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/job-postings/exec_privacy_and_data_security_analyst_6062_int.pdf
a request for input from undergraduates and/or recent undergraduates http://crookedtimber.org/2018/02/04/input-on-instructional-practices-from-undergraduates-or-recent-undergraduates/
I think #17776 was ~25,000 words and 28:30 running time. http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/016612.html#4347993 Which Hugo category? (Yes, I've written the award administrators.)
Today I learned about the amazing, inspiring life of Pauli Murray. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray
Feminist scifi con WisCon wants to help fans attend; apply to the Member Assistance Fund by Feb. 28. http://wiscon.net/assistance-fund/
I agree with this advice, for writers, freelancers, and, in general, people seeking clients, employers, customers, conference invitations, etc. https://twitter.com/_vajra/status/949024287364698112
I'll be leading a PyPI/Warehouse/packaging sprint https://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2018-January/031941.html in May in Cleveland #pycon2018