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Sumana Harihareswara @brainwane@mastodon.social

@osborn I haven't read the whole Bible yet but I predict Ecclesiastes will be in my top 5 when I eventually do.

Do you have a favorite parable? Today I was thinking about the workers in the vineyard, because John Darnielle was talking about it on nightvalepresents.com/ionlylis .

@brennen A lot of good choices in Ecclesiastes. The Message translation also speaks to me here -- "smoke and spitting into the wind".

Ecclesiastes 1:14, King James translation: "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit."

I think "big mood" is the saying?

@jamey Best wishes and my sympathies on dealing with such rough news.

@remram44 a lot of us are trying to work this out.

best wishes, thanks for the feedback, have a good weekend.

@remram44 we're trying to improve Python-packaging-related announcement channels github.com/python/psf-infra-me so knowing where people get their Python/PyPI announcements would help us publicize future stuff.

@edsu Download counts are not in the new PyPI; my LWN piece mentions packaging.python.org/guides/an which you probably want to check out. @remram44

@remram44 Understood.

I wanted to:

* draw your attention to meetup.com/nycpython/events/24

* mention that psfmember.org/civicrm/contribu the world of Python packaging can now accept recurring donations to continue speeding improvements along

* ask where you get your Python news so we can publicize stuff more effectively in the future

* ask whether you'd like to start a conversation on distutils-sig mentioning what you would need out of download counts

"Out west, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work -- to life." -- Scooter Libby

salon.com/2007/01/31/aspens/

I'm speaking on a panel in NYC on Wednesday the 18th, on social media, labor, data, & more. And: how does writing in very public affect giving and receiving advice? New blog post: harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/

harihareswara.net/sumana/2018/ My new @lwnnet article about pypi.org

lwn.net/SubscriberLink/751458/

covers why a codebase is necessary, what's new, what features are going away, and what to expect in the near future.

Belatedly: I have basically not been paying much attention to Twitter, Mastodon, and Dreamwidth for about a month. Don't know when I'll be back.

I think probably half the people mentioned in this kind of spectacular thread groups.google.com/d/msg/soc.cu have, like, ruffled my hair while hanging out with my parents. I should check with my mom to see whether I owe fealty to a particular alliance by dint of birth.

Trying to track down the names of people who made Kannada fonts for the Mac in the 1980s. I believe at least one of them specifically did this to help my parents put out their magazine, Amerikannada.

A few years too late, but awesomely retro (BinHex, FTP):

groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.cu

groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.cu

You ever have one of those weeks where you'd like to go read some Arlie Russell Hochschild because you think it'd be super relevant to you right then, except you are timecrunched and fatigued because of those selfsame phenomena that Arlie Russell Hochschild researched?