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David Arthur
Works at Lucid Imagination
Attended Florida State University
Lives in Raleigh, NC
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Bought some Larry's Beans last time I was at Whole Foods. Larry's Beans is a local roaster here in Raleigh. It was about twice as expensive as the stuff I usually get from Trader Joe's.

But damn this is good coffee.
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Whole Foods = everything is twice as expensive
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North Carolina ppls,

Tomorrow is the last day for early voting, just a reminder.
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Don't they throw all the votes away?
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Workaround for annoying Python bug with threading/multiprocessing.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1408356/keyboard-interrupts-with-pythons-multiprocessing-pool
up vote 8 down vote favorite. 2. How can I handle KeyboardInterrupt events with python's multiprocessing Pools? Here is a simple example: from multiprocessing import Pool from time import sleep fr...
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Been programming in Python for years now and I just discovered the "this" module

python -c "import this"

"Explicit is better than implicit." is a personal favorite
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This week I've been gradually setting up my Netbook for some working-from-home goodness. As usual, getting Vim packages installed was being a pain. In the past, my strategy was to rsync my .vimrc and .vim/ files between machines (even though I know this is a bad idea). This time I searched around for a Vim package manager to help with the process - surely I'm not the only one with this issue.

Turns out, there are a few out there: Vundle, Pathogen, vim-addon-manager. However, it doesn't seem like any one is a clear favorite of the community. I ended up using Vundle: https://github.com/gmarik/vundle. Took about 5 mins to get setup and worked like a charm.

Here's a snippet from my .vimrc indicating what bundles to install:


Bundle 'scrooloose/nerdtree'
Bundle 'fholgado/minibufexpl.vim'
Bundle 'kevinw/pyflakes-vim'
Bundle 'python.vim--Vasiliev'

The format for bundles can be one of three things: "user/repo" looks for a repo with that name on GitHub, "repo" looks under the vim-scripts user on GitHub (the git mirror of vim.org/scripts), and it also accepts a full git url (git://my-host.com/my-repo.git).
vundle - Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim
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Though I like the approach of Vundle and Pathogen, I'd really like a command-line package manager. These both rely on in-vim commands like ":InstallBundles". It would be nice to have something like aptitude that scanned GitHub and vim.org/scripts
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People of Ralgeigh, pre-register for Google Fiber! If enough people in this area register for it, it looks like Google will bring it here. 

http://fiber.google.com/cities/
Google Fiber is an internet service provider offering connection speeds 100 times faster than what most Americans get today. We offer instant downloads -- and endless possibilities.
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I heard they are using this as a hit list for cable companies.
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Dear Spotify,

Why release "beta" software (i.e., Linux desktop client) to your premium subscribers only? I'd think it would be better to use the huddled masses as guinea pigs, not your paying customers.

Oh well, back to Pandora via pianobar
-Linux user
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obligatory "[MOG|rdio] is better worth your money" statement
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Let argparse sooth your Python CLI-building woes. Only for you cool kids using 2.7+

http://docs.python.org/library/argparse.html#metavar
15.4. argparse — Parser for command-line options, arguments and sub-commands¶. New in version 2.7. The argparse module makes it easy to write user-friendly command-line interfaces. The program defines...
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i was about to use this, but my default py is still 2.6 =\ is lion 2.7?
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Google+ cool feature of the day: View your profile through someone else's point of view. Profile -> View profile as

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Software Engineer
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  • Lucid Imagination
    Open Source Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Digitalsmiths
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • Loud3r
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2010
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Physics was B.S.
M.S. was scientific
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