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interlude posted: Wed 2022-04-20 19:33:07 tags: n/a
Prepping to move made processing time very scarce. I feel a little shell-shocked but at least we're past the hump of super-urgent to-do's.

mon posted: Mon 2022-04-11 20:08:27 tags: n/a
Should you be reading academic research papers?
"Papers We Love" on Github
fri posted: Fri 2022-04-08 17:48:11 tags: n/a
1. Housing hunt recap: It was pretty disheartening when we hunted for apts in Chapel Hill last year. That area was even pricier than Cary/Apex. Nickel-and-diming is running rampant with pet fees, pet rent, inflated application fees, nonrefundable cash-grab fees ("administrative", "redecoration"... whatever), "concierge" trash pickup that you can't opt out of (whether the concierges actually show up and take your trash consistently or not), etc. Plus The Great COVID Stimulus Give-Away And Interest Rate Bo... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2022-03-31 15:12:10 tags: n/a
Einstein is attributed with the quote "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." But there are many things that the six-year-old mind is simply not developed enough to understand: calculus, perspective-taking, reproductive drive, much more. Just because a child's eyes will inevitably glaze over if you try to explain the math of rates-of-change or linear regression doesn't mean we as adults can never comprehend calculus or eros.

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wed posted: Wed 2022-03-30 16:22:06 tags: tech, python
Pycharm has been OK for developing basic scripts for a while now. But I'm reaching a point where I want(need) to level up structural sophistication, and all the examples of Python's "import" facility are failing. In theory, you should be able to slap together a Python file, e.g., and call functions declared in it from another script in the same folder with the instruction "import mymodule". If contains a function definition for myfunc(), you'd reference it as mymodule.myfunc().... (...more)