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Chris Patti
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Another G+ annoyance - I get notified all the time that people are adding me to their circles. That's not the annoyance, that's cool! Thank you for caring enough to want to read what I write.  However, unlike Twitter, 99.999% of G+ profiles are blank.  Who are you? What are you interested in? What made you interested enough in me to follow me? I'd love to know :) Please consider messaging me if you follow me and would like me to add you back.
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Yeup, these services are designed to bring people together in this way, and advertising is designed to sell people crap they never needed, and I'm not really a supporter of either, though I also can't completely opt out of either.  I don't think any of us is a perfect fit for the world we find ourselves in, it's okay.
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So, does anyone know when they took M-x yow out of emacs? I mean, emacs without zippy the pinhead quotes? What's this world coming to? 
(+Noah Friedman perhaps? :)
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+Chris Patti sadly no.
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Why was this story not on the front page of every newspaper and featured prominently on every nightly TV news program? I'll tell you why - because people don't ACTUALLY care about right to privacy issues, and because the mainstream media here in the US is utterly cowed by government. The fourth estate is dead. #spooks   #spying   #fb   #privacy
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4b3f220e33b64123a3909c60845da045/fbi-behind-mysterious-surveillance-aircraft-over-us-cities
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I'm suddenly reminded of a scene in Alas, Babylon. A character is hearing about spy planes and satellites. She looks to through her sky light above, adjusts her robe, and wonders/worries about how much they saw. It's a pity that this scene, done to show a lack of understanding of the concept and the technology involved, actually seems more reasonable by some measure having read that.
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A rare sea creature can teach us about the eye's evolution.
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Bizarre.
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+Michelle Blue Yeah that was pretty much my reaction too.  Apparently it's not a business decision but a personal one, the owner wants to spend more time with her kids.  Understandable, but still very sad for the rest of us.  Some of the great formative dates for my marriage were had over their jazz brunch :)
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The latest episode of the podcast I do with +Tobias Macey  is out! We interview Ned Batchelder, the organizer of the Boston Python meetup on building and maintaining successful communities.
http://podcastinit.com/episode-5-ned-batchelder.html
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I forget whether I've posted this here before, but I just got done interviewing the Kivy core team for the podcast a friend and I are doing.  Episode 1 is up now, excpect episodes 2 and 3 to go up in the next few days.  It's been exciting :) #python   #podcast   #geektastic
http://www.podcastinit.com/
Podcast.__init__ · Episodes · Episode 1 - Thomas Hatch. Wed 08 April 2015 | tags: SaltStackPythonThomas HatchConfiguration ManagementSystems Automation. An Interview with Thomas Hatch of SaltStack. Brief Intro. Hosts; Overview; Python at Chefconf! Plug for Talk Python To Me ...
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So my experiment with my beloved 15yo Apple Pro keyboards has come to an end. Sadly the keys are just way too squishy for my typing comfort these days. My wrists are not what they were 15 years ago, so I'm replacing the one I have at home with this:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003F7WXTG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00
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I have more https://keybase.io/ invites in case anyone wants one.  Because sometimes, being able to send and receive messages privately with people is a Good Thing, even when you're not a criminal, despite what the government may tell you :)
Public key crypto for everyone, publicly auditable proofs of identity.
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Brother +Chris Patti, thank you for the follow-up. Please keep me posted should other invites be made available. Cheers!
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One of the best articles I've seen on understanding Python list comprehensions.
Comprehensions are among the most useful constructs in Python. They merge the old, trusty “map” and “filter” functions into a single piece of compact, elegant syntax, allowing us to expression complex ideas in a minimum of code. Comprehensions are one of the most important tools in a Pythonista’s toolbox. And yet, I have found that … Continue reading Want to understand Python’s comprehensions? Think in Excel or SQL.
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For those of you who blog, do you host your own blog or use a service like Wordpress.com?

I currently run my own Wordpress instance, but given the constant security issues I'm thinking of giving up and letting Wordpress.com handle it.

Static blogging options like Octopress or Pelican are also very attractive, but then I'd lose the ability to blog from my mobile devices (Which I actually do fairly frequently, Blogsy is amazing :)

Thoughts?
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Interesting.  I personally expect everything I've ever written to expire in a puff of bits the moment I do.
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  • Worcester State College
    Communications, 1987 - 1991
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September 19
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The internet is a series of tubes. Right?
Introduction
I'm a long time Boston area geek. I'm married and enjoy the outdoors, computers, reading, games, and spending time with my lovely wife, not in that order :)
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Release Engineer
Employment
  • Gazelle
    Devops Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Blue State Digital
    Release Engineer, 2010 - 2013
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Somerville, MA.
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Brookline, MA - Worcester, MA - Leominster, MA
Jack is, to put it very simply, nothing short of a miracle worker. My wife and I have used him for jobs large and small through the years, and every single time he has produced nothing but utterly exemplary work. I came to him once with a pair of pants that, embarrassingly, were ripped clear through the crotch. It just so happens that these pants came from the Brooks Brothers suit I wore at my wedding. Several people thought they were a goner, but Jack fixed them up like new. For those who have taken exception to Jack's prices being a dollar or two more than they are elsewhere, I will say only that you get what you pay for, and Jack's work is worth every cent and more.
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