My programming day today began with having a list of 9 items to check off. I started with the “just make the hack work” mentality but quickly got turned off because that’s what had got me into the mess in the first place.
Then I spent some time trying to “do it right”, but realised that might take a week, which I do not have.
Then I ate popcorn and almost cried.
Then I fixed 7/9 of the issues in about an hour by hacking the back.
This one was about the tech stack behind the two event sites that I worked on most recently.
Whewph. Pretty sure I've never written 4 blog posts in a week before.
Let's see what happens next week!
Apparently I have 1800 followers on Medium. I didn’t even know that Medium had followers! Anyway, I’m continuing to write. I think the quality could go up, but the very act of getting my thoughts out at all has been very therapeutic, and I’ve started creating new topics to write about.
Today I wrote about constraints: https://medium.com/@paulca/the-joy-of-constraints-in-event-design-9cdf40180f5d
Why don't I write more? Selling conference tickets is a really good motivation to write, but dammit, I write so much in my head, I hate that I need a commercial interest to actually put words down.
Anyway, my latest on conference design is about naming events: https://medium.com/@paulca/whats-in-a-name-the-art-of-naming-conferences-a26098c15a54
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“Instead, Begich and Walker will both appear on the November ballot, threatening to split the liberal vote and throw the election to whoever wins the Republican nomination”
Splitting a vote is the worst effect of non-proportional voting systems. This wouldn’t happen in Ireland, because folks can vote for the two similar candidates in their preference order.
Sometimes you want to just slap a racist with a fish.
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