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Cycling
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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Boredom
By gzt (Mon Dec 03, 2018 at 09:32:04 PM EST) gzt, friggin' intense, grad school, teaching (all tags)
I AM A FREE MAN

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Wizards and Hobbits
By gzt (Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:25:16 PM EST) gzt, phone interview, grad school, moneys, chess (all tags)
All right, so I finally, after several years of knowing about it, sent something off to the State of $CORN_STATE to get them to send me an old "last paycheck" I neglected to pick up one summer. It's a couple hundred dollars. Every little bit helps.

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By gzt (Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 04:33:16 PM EST) gzt, chess, grad school, lipschitz, pirate king (all tags)
And it is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate king.

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had a performance check-in at work, seems i'm doing pretty okay and they're trying to get more money for me. it was suggested that we wait for something or other, some nonsense, and i suggested they do it now. the manager liked my reasoning, so she'll run it up the flagpole.

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