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Now there is a #stackoverflow #python question that shows research effort.

The cause is a 10-year-old bug, but still, the poster put in real effort trying to understand scoping rules.
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Following that last note, we need a new maintainer for python-dateutil. It has a non-trivial number of modules depending on it, including from high-profile companies. Yet, I'm not maintaining it anymore for quite a while, and the new maintainer turns out to not have time for it either. If you are an active Python developer that cares about the module and cares about its community, please do get in touch. Please do consider whether you'll have time and enough interest on the module to provide a healthy maintenance story.
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This is why we unschool our kids, to let them hack their own education!
 
Great 11-minute TEDx talk from a 13 year old about how he is hacking his education in the pursuit of happiness and health. 
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Look what came in the mail today: Goodies from #StackOverflow! Stickers, nice pen and a Desktop Corn Toss Game!

Now I need to make room on my desk for that...
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Now, if they did that on other sites too...
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A little rowing demonstration. Not that we really know how to yet..

Yeah, that's me behind the project leader during the interview, pretending to be a viking. My son-the-viking is also present on that ship.

Today she's in Oslo, having sailed up the fjord. If you want to go visit her, she's at Akershus Festning (the fortress) between 11 and 16, taking tourists for short tours. Unfortunately, I couldn't come along for the trip, but my son is there.
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Playing whack the viking at #SagaOseberg.

My son-the-viking popped up just in time for the camera..
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Always scary: I managed to blog again. This is a rare occasion indeed!
Using a context manager to allow painless rewriting of files
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#Python  iterator suprise on #StackOverflow ; why does it appear that the `next()` calls have no effect and the `for` loop is behaving as if it has its own private iterator?

Try to work out what is happening before you read my answer.
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If you work for a company that does business in the EU, please consider helping the PSF defend the Python trademark in Europe: http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2013/02/python-trademark-at-risk-in-europe-we.html
For anyone who works in a company that has an office in a EU Community member state, we need your help. There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term "Python" for all so...
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Do you know how to build a strawbale house or want to know how to use cob? Always thought composting was a good idea but don't know how to start? Worried using petro-chermicals is going to be unsustainable in the long run but don't know what to use instead?

Join us at the new Sustainable Living Q&A site; it's like Stack Overflow for eco-loonies like you and me!
answers. 12. views. How to construct a reliable loop siphon · aquaponics loop-siphon siphon · 11m ago Andrew Siemer 192. 6. votes. 1. answer. 23. views. Are there any 'home-grown' substances that can ...
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The ultimate, clear, entertaining and most of all complete explanation that I hail from The Netherlands, and from Holland.
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Great video of the first time the #sagaoseberg sailed, on returning from Oslo, including some rowing at the end.

I wasn't able to come along on that trip, but my son-the-viking is on board.
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Senior Open Source Software Engineer
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Invisible Framework Coding Ninja
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Martijn is a member of the Plone framework and security teams, and the architect of Transmogrifier, a framework for Plone content migrations. Once upon a time he developed Zope for a living.

Also, Martijn dabbles in bee keeping, viking shipbuilding and woodcarving, and drums, guitars and pianos. Not necessarily all at the same time.

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zopatista, MJ