Really enjoyed this episode of 99 percent invisible called “The Help Yourself City”. It challenges a lot of my ideas about anarchic self-help and how it might not be democratic after all.￼
Just found out my buddy Krishnan Ganesan from Niraval is a backing singer in this video from a movie. It’s funny (La x 15)!
Did a little welding class last night. I got to practice Oxy-Acetylene welding one on one because no one else wanted to weld on a hot summer night in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Since it was just me I got to do more with the instructor and we did both brazing and actual steel welding. Tons of fun. My final project was a little Z-Z tea light holder!
I did my second obstacle race last weekend and it was glorious. This time, instead of just being alone, I had a crew. I saw them at the beginning and the end, but it was good to have a posse! I got all the obstacles except three that I gave up (too early) on.
Mike, the guy in the sling, had his arm broken by someone’s knee in the race and KEPT RUNNING!
This is mostly an excuse to share some cool pictures.
I did great on time but next race I’m going for strict completion of everything. I should be able to do it!
Celebrated a big birthday with Swale and it was generally a good time – minus some tears when the birthday boy insisted on spraying people with his water gun and got sprayed back.
The owner of Cafe Hudson pointed me to an interesting post where the OpenStreetMap community has been around long enough that the movement of tectonic plates is a problem for keeping the maps accurate over time.
We all come from an explosion in the sky
One day there was nothing and the next there was life
I had a comment from someone about my previous enthusiasm for Ditz, a distributed issue tracker. I still love Ditz, but it didn’t have enough of a community to keep it going. However, that got me to look at what’s current in distributed issue tracking and I’m really liking git-bug, which is very robust and good.
Not only does the command line work, but there’s a really nice terminal ui.
There’s a decent web view as well, but it seems to be view only.
Distributed issue tracking is great for people like me who sometimes write code without a network connection. You have your code and your issues to work on all in the same place! It’s probably terrible for project that have lots of non-technical commandline using folks working on them.
OMG. I’m doing something right or Max is just having a better life. Last night he drew me these amazing cards.
Not much motion, but I’m hip deep in some clever stuff around re-exposing imports from one namespace to another and our Python3 conversions. We are into the details here and it’s always a lot of grind.
OMG. My dude Ian Sudderth threw a birthday party at Momofuku Ssam. It was more food than I could eat, more drinks than I could drink and I biked home so full my guts hurt.
Okay, pride’s over, let’s get back to shame.