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Cindy Ann Bowers
pedestrian, cyclist, sailor, nomad, cook, reader, quilter, minimalist
pedestrian, cyclist, sailor, nomad, cook, reader, quilter, minimalist
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remaining inventory
The Etsy store has closed. The remaining inventory is up for grabs.

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i sing the body in motion
Last night I was in tree pose in the gym. I was about 30 minutes into my practice, all warmed up and in the zone. As I stood one on foot, arms stretched above me in prayer hands, I was struck by the pure physicality of the present moment. I hadn't been thin...

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"Learn Python" is growing
https://dzone.com/articles/learn-python-overtakes-learn-java I've seen companies making sincere enterprise-wide commitments to doing all data analysis in Python. There's no reason for quants and analysts to struggle with Java. I field one or two questions a...

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running
My name is CA and I’ve been addicted to running for three and a half years. What else do you call it when you jump out of bed on a freezing cold morning, an hour before sunrise and tuck into your carefully piled clothes, lace up your sneakers and bound out ...

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renewal
The Winter Solstice is over. The Shopping Holiday is done. Now is the time of reflection and renewal. I think this is my favorite time of the year. It’s quiet after the New Year’s Eve parties and sunrise is creeping slightly forward every day. Soon it will ...

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SQL Hegemony -- a sad state of affairs
It appears that there are people who don't recognize SQL as a tradeoff. Here's a complex two-part question that can only come from folks who firmly believe in the magic of SQL. The sentence that got my attention was "Python has basically made SQL obsolete a...

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jobbity job job
Joblessness has officially ended. I start next Monday with a local high-tech company as an application support specialist. It's a challenging position with on-call requirements and a steep learning curve for someone whose unix skills just might be a little ...

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Writing About Code -- Or -- Why I love RST
I blog. I write books. I write code. There are profound tool-chain issues in all three of these. Mostly, I'm tired of shabby "What You See Is All You Get" editing. First. I use this blogger site as well as a Jive-based site at work. They're handy. But. Ther...

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immigration
I went to a job fair today. At the Metro station, I noticed a young woman searching around and staring at her phone, apparently lost. So, after we got off the escalator, I asked her if she needed directions. She looked relieved and said yes. Turns out she w...

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Lynda and Educational Content
Just found  http://www.lynda.com . Unlike random YouTube videos, these are professionally edited. Not everything on YouTube is poorly edited. Some are really good. Having done a few webcasts for O'Reilly (and I have another scheduled for January 2016,) I kn...
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