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My on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.

Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.

All music is "atmospheric". That's how sound waves work.

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Maybe most of our problems metaphorically boil down to "The wrong Amazon is on fire".

I don't get how Python has macros for functions (aka "decorators") but not for anything else in the language. Why did the designers go that far and stop?

Apropos of nothing, mosquito management tip 

Leave some standing water around! If you have standing water in an empty flower pot in a consistent place, mosquitoes will lay eggs there, and even leave some pheromones encouraging others to lay eggs there. Then, once every four or five days, dump out the water and let dry. It works, poison free!

Putting together a MSFT Word document today. My feeling of frustration at how everything takes too long to do and perpetually glitches has been subsumed by sadness and pity toward my colleagues who are required to do this all the time.

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i nailed my theses to your church door, please respond

Is it graduation day in this city, because it is a thousand degrees out there

Dæmonic python spawns can't have children.

There's your coding tip for the day.

Python can't pickle lambdas.

That's all. That's my sentence for the day.

Ok I signed on to bereal (I'm b...k , fyi).

So. Many. Selfies. While driving. This app is gonna kill people.

Today I hit a record 11 verification codes sent to my telephone. For all but one or two, I was logging in to an app on that very telephone.

Is this supposed to make me feel safer? I don't feel safer.

Casual references to genocide 

A lovely concert at a Smithsonian museum was complicated by the bag casually draped in front of me bearing the phrase "From the river to the sea", which has historically been used in tandem with/as a coded euphemism for "We will push the Jews into the sea."

The word "Rage" with a person lighting a flame doesn't help.

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We all know that moving is a pain in the ass. So why do we do it so often? @b will give a talk on 07.28 @ 0:00 UTC that complicates the common wisdom around why folks in the U.S. move.

Using data from the past 16 years, he'll reveal that "There is no typical mover, but along the way we learn more about retirees, grad students, and single parents."

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👏Amazon Prime day 👏👏 is not 👏👏 news. 👏

Today on Twitter:

"Trending: American Jews"

That's all I know. After that I logged out.

That Amazon chose _the 12th_ as "Prime" Day is maximally insulting.

The thing about Judaism trending is in part due to Biden's upcoming trip to Israel, West Bank, and...Saudi Arabia.

S.A. is a dictatorship and human rights disaster---expressions of LGBTQness are technically punishable by death---and the trip is so fraught that Biden had to place an op-ed in The Post defending it. It's a lot about maintaining an end to S.A.'s seven-year incursion into Yemen.

Anyway, Judaism. Not even Israel. Judaism is trending.

I do still check twitter often enough. But "Judaism" is trending, so it's time to take a day or two off.

Tip: you shouldn't fold cables or tents (what other things?) with the same perfect form every time, because whatever points you're folding every time will eventually wear down.

As an obsessive type, knowing I'm obligated to be haphazard has saved hours of my life.

Why do so many clowns have male pattern baldness

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