My #introduction 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.
Nerds taking over the government
To celebrate the DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act of 2019, a friend put together a list of bills with recursive acronyms:
GSE Subsidy Elimination Act
OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act
TAA for Automation Act
GAO Access and Oversight Act
DEA Enforcement and Authority Act
GPS Protection & Safety Act
MRSA Research and Study Act
FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act
FDA Device Accountability Act
EPA Pays Act
Caroline Shaw is at the top of her game at the moment.
First, here she is composing for the Attaca Quartet, in a relatively traditional style: https://carolineshaw.bandcamp.com/track/ritornello-2-sq-2-j-a
Then, here she is writing with Mr Kanye West, back when we liked him: https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest/say-you-will/
If you like the vocals there, see also what she won the Pulitzer Prize for, with Roomful of Teeth: https://roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/partita-for-8-voices-caroline-shaw
Things I want from my playlists:
* Shuffled, but keeping multi-movement pieces together.
* Tracks I like play more often.
So I wrote Ludwig van Shuffle to set up my playlists. If you feel the same need to micromanage your playlists via a python script, give it a try.
Here's a piece of fiction that's been stuck in my head all week. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKKPjG_C64
A pal just put together https://impeachment.guide . It's a just-the-facts procedural discussion to help you understand wtf Congress is going to be doing.
POSIX shell tip
Just had a serendipitous discovery that seems undocumented: that pause/break key on your keyboard that you thought was totally useless will indeed pause a process in bash or zsh.
You're returned to the command prompt while the process is paused. Ctrl-Z also pauses processes but isn't as enjoyable. After doing your shell things, you can put the paused job in background via the "bg" command or foreground via "fg" as usual.
The print screen key is still useless, though.
For those of you into spectrography, here's an article on the woman who wrote the book(s) on it, and how she got ahead as a female scientist in the 1920s and 30s despite everything.
I created a Wikipedia page about a person, so the account I set up in 2005 was flagged as a sockpuppet for that person. As evidence, the flagging editor writes, "B k has less than 140 mainspace edits spanning five years."
Sockpuppets on WP must play a serious long game. That or casual volunteer edits are discouraged more and more.
I tried to find photos of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River (Ohio), but it was a pre-Internet event so photos are not prevalent. This is the best I could find: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5cd58fb51f00002f009d4e4c.jpeg
In my mind it's always been vivid.
If you're OK with Southern Rock, here's a good song from 1986 about the incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deTl5FGnL7Y
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