1. Have we reached peak Python? - 2020 April 09

    Has Python reached the peak of the hype cycle?


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  2. Software workloads in the COVID19 world - 2020 April 05

    I thought the coronavirus lockdown would give me substantially more time to write, I was wrong, like other high end software practitioners demand didn't drop anywhere near as much as I'd expected it to.


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  3. Stringly typed functions - 2020 March 28

    An overuse of strings when you could use better types is an antipattern I commonly see when doing code review of distressed systems. This tends to come up more often in older languages that have weaker type systems, but the issue can come up in more modern language also.


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  4. Platinum status quarantine - 2020 March 26

    Given that I'm in isolation due to the whole coronavirus thing it's somewhat ironic that I received the platinum airline status card in the mail yesterday.


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  5. LaTeX support on this blog - 2020 March 25

    I finally have support for rendering LaTeX on this blog


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  6. One percent a day - 2020 March 24

    Making a one percent gain each and every day for a year has a far higher impact than people realize. Exponential growth can be especially counter-intuitive in cases like this.


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  7. Daily writing goal - 2020 March 23

    Over the last year I've lamented that I've been too busy to write regularly. Due to the worldwide events that are going on I've decided I will aim to write something every day even if I don't publish it.


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  8. Preparing for a break from playing billiards - 2020 March 22

    With the upcoming shutdown of places like pool halls from coronavirus I'd decided to take some notes about my current game to make it easier to get started again when things are back to normal. I also took my cue home so that I'd have a reminder of what to look forward to doing once the situation gets under control post-lockdown.


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  9. Happy leap day! - 2020 February 29

    Happy leap day!


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  10. What causes Pylint no-member false positives and how to deal with this - 2020 February 17

    SQLAlchemy when used with Pylint complains about some false positives. Here's an explanation of why and what you can do about it.


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