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By gzt (Wed Dec 26, 2018 at 10:29:02 PM EST) gzt, bicycling, grad school, python, programming, tablet, death, destruction (all tags)
I figured that, now that I'm back home, I'd take maybe .5-1hr per day to learn a little python because it's handy. Today's task: install the stuff I need to go through the Jake VanderPlas book on python for data science. I think I've successfully done so. I won't verify until tomorrow, though, when I actually give it a whirl: I've gone through my allotment of time!

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By gzt (Mon Oct 16, 2017 at 10:03:26 PM EST) gzt, stuff, things, doom, death, internet (all tags)
The snack food that I have rotated to recently. Takis are life. Takis are love. All hail Takis.

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By Gedvondur (Thu Dec 22, 2016 at 11:46:00 AM EST) Death, pain, hospital, avacados (all tags)
I have been remiss in my diariazing. Apologies. I need to share more, it’s good for me and sometimes I fear for our little community here.

I know I keep writing about what happened to me, I’m sorry for that, but this is where I get it out, amongst friends.

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By Gedvondur (Tue Aug 18, 2015 at 05:56:14 PM EST) death (all tags)
I've been dealing with something for a few weeks.  It's been gnawing on me and it's time I get it out.

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By Gedvondur (Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 02:24:00 PM EST) death, chicken, peace, fear (all tags)
My first boss just passed away. Some thoughts on that job and being my terrible mid-life obsession with the passage of time. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent.

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By anonimouse (Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 05:25:15 PM EST) death, fuck (all tags)
RIP: Steve Strange

Not an icon to everyone, but you were to me. 

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By gzt (Sat May 10, 2014 at 07:13:57 PM EST) gzt, guitar, choir, death, jazz, regression (all tags)
Friday Night in San Francisco - Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de  Lucia. Fantastic album.

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Wizards and Hobbits
By Gedvondur (Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:21:12 PM EST) rpg, death, Traveller (all tags)
I wrote a response on Reddit a few weeks ago about how people handle character death in their RPG games.  This is an expansion of that, wondering how fellow HuSi GMs handle it.

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Print Story Wheels, cream puffs and other delicious things
By littlestar (Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 08:49:43 AM EST) death, roller derby, hospice (all tags)
 So what's been happening eh? Did you here that story about that guy? Yeah.... me neither.

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Print Story I made bean burritos last night
By gzt (Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 01:47:29 PM EST) gzt, police, state, death, rich, debt, numerical analysis, john carter, beans, john ritter, latex (all tags)
garlic reminded me that the NATO/G8 protests coming up in May will likely be very annoying. Not only will there be anarchists, but there will be police as well. Not sure which I dislike more. Probably the police, since the police will shoot you if they have to, and their definition of "necessity" can sometimes be fairly lax. They can arrest you and charge you with a felony if you videotape them or record them without their consent (up to 15 years per count!). They can club you on the head and pepper spray you for almost any reason during what can be called a protest without any fear of recourse. Anarchists just smell bad and muck up traffic. Sometimes they might break a window.

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