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Joseph Lust
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Runner, code simian, wordsmith
Runner, code simian, wordsmith

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Funny, most people I know that love #SubLimeText note the killer feature for them is the right hand preview pane. This rubs me the wrong way. If you have to navigate your 3000 line file visually via a zoomed out map, then you've already failed. Go read Clean Code or Fowler's Refactoring. Why is it you need a 3000 line script? Sounds like time to break it down, use functions and be DRY. Did I mention most SubLime fans I know are Python dev's? I need to become more #Pythonic.
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#LLNL just release a passel of newly digitized #nuclear detonation recordings. Unfortunately, nearly all are scanned at 360p or 480p, which seems quite odd. Either these were recovered from old VHS tapes taken of the original film, or DoE doesn't want the HD versions on YouTube.


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For a decade now I've been reading books on the topic of the coming machine age, AI, and how humanity will be affected and adapt. The McKinsey Group put out tome of a report this week, which offers more data, and jibes with what others are saying.

It's a deep read, though flawed like many others. We shouldn't assume that machines will simply take our jobs by replicating humans movements and actions directly. Humans can change their ways to be more productive with machines, and machines can do our jobs (differently) in far more efficient ways. Don't be blinded by the more efficient horse view point.

How exactly everyone should adapt will define the kill apps. Augur that if you want to be a billionaire. 

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#Boston harbor returns to it's rich whaling heritage with the arrival of #Emirates 237, the first scheduled #A380 service to Boston Logan! There is nothing for scale in the photo, but note the tip of the tail is 8 stories, and the plane weights ~1.4 million pounds fully loaded.

#Whale #Aviation
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Yesterday's inauguration speech was troubling. This is really our country, full of short sighted voters. Not Massachusetts. 25% of the city turned out to protest in Boston Common today. 150K people in what is likely the largest protest in the city's history. Fitting for this regression in American equality. #NotMyPresident #DumpTrump #Trump

The sheeple are waking up. Trump has the largest protests and lowest approval rating of any president in 40 years, and we're less than a day into the presidency. This is what you'd expect when the majority of the country didn't vote for him.

It's mourning again in America.

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Copier wouldn't print this morning, but had paper in it. Can you guess the problem? #Fail


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This is a design defect, not an accomplishment.

This headline made me cringe. Have the script kiddies won? People do realize Node believes in the simplest libraries possible, as in 5 line functions being a "library" to be downloaded from the repo. This is why you need literally hundreds of downloaded "libraries" to run the simplest Node code.

The mature programming world realized long ago that having hundreds of transient dependencies was a terrible thing, resulting in brittle, bloated builds. If you need someone else's Left Pad function, inline the 5 lines into your code base and be done with it. #PyrrhicVictory

I find several Python community aspects frustrating. They are founded on conflicting statements like ' Python's design philosophy: "We're all consenting adults here", which means you are expected to be aware of what you can pass to a function and what you can't.' That sounds good, but good luck developing large projects and widely used API's if everyone is supposed to omnisciently know how every poorly documented API method works without object types. We invented interface contracts for a reason in strict language land.

For this reason, I find Python useful for little outside of scripting and automation. Large Python projects rapidly approach a terminal complexity barrier. Take the aws boto library, which cannot be used for advanced use cases with it's docs (and their flaws) alone, without culling SO examples, reading the boto source, and setting breakpoints and dir statements.

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Function over fashion? Eat your heart out #JonyIve 
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