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A post from a former student finishing his degree in CS at Harvard this spring:

6 years ago, I started learning Racket for Special Topics in computer science with Todd O'Bryan, now I'm sitting here in the last meeting of CS 260, a class I'm taking for my masters in CS... going over Racket.
And thus, my formal education in CS ends as it began.
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A post from a former student finishing his degree in CS at Harvard this spring:

6 years ago, I started learning Racket for Special Topics in computer science with Todd O'Bryan, now I'm sitting here in the last meeting of CS 260, a class I'm taking for my masters in CS... going over Racket.
And thus, my formal education in CS ends as it began.
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Feature Request: Categories should be nestable under one another. For example, I'd like to track how much I pay for Transportation in general, but split that into Fuel, Service, Car Payment, etc. Having a tree of categories would make it possible to see both generally how much I spend on something, as well as how much specifically on sub-categories. (Another place this is useful is entertainment--I like to keep track of how much I'm spending on books vs movies vs hobbies to make sure one category isn't getting out of control.)

Here's a tip for everyone out there and future me: Don't start trying to remodel your kitchen a couple of weeks before you move to California. It increases your stress level. And it's always more complicated than you think it will be.
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Lightning struck Manual tower. Part fell off, part hanging precariously.
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I'm just going to put this out there... The US should have a $1 coin in wide circulation. To prevent it from feeling like a quarter, it should be a 13-sided regular polygon (for the original colonies). That's close enough to round to work in vending machines, but feels different enough that people would not be confused. US Mint, are you listening?
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I have officially accepted a job working at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on a project that I know nothing about. My first day will be August 11th, and the current plan is to leave Louisville with the bare essentials of belongings on August 9th. I'm both excited and nervous. Oh, and just dreading all the stuff that needs to be done to get a house ready to sell and a houseful of stuff ready to send cross-country.
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Dinner with me and former students or other friends (Do I have friends who aren't former students in the Bay Area, other than PamBob?) Wednesday night around 7:30 or so. Location TBD, but somewhere between SF and the South Bay, hopefully easily accessible from both. (Is that even possible?) If you have suggestions for a place where people could just drop by (not a sit-down restaurant, in other words) that's close to public transit, let Nick Fishman know.
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Hey all Manualites (and other friends) in the Bay Area. I'm going to be out there 6/17-6/19 and would love to catch up with people.  I'm spoken for from 9:00-3:00 on 6/18, but should have some time in the evening 6/17 and 6/18, and hopefully early in the day 6/19. Let me know when I can see you!
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Zach Brewer , the last one made me think of you. And me. But mostly you.
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