Month: March 2020

  • Live Free and/or Die

    Live Free and/or Die

    So we are all in lock down together but separately. No travel, no gatherings. Tough medicine, but required. No shock that some don’t like it. Some are understanding of the reason, but don’t like the precedent set. Take this case from New Hampshire (Live Free Or Die), challenging the ‘no gatherings over 50’ mandate. Now,…

  • Today is the day it should all disappear

    Today is the day it should all disappear

    The snow that is. There’s still some tenacious bits hanging in there (see the photo from my front door this am). But i anticipate the temperature and humidity is going to drive all but the most tenacious bits into extinction. See, its not all doom and gloom! enjoy!

  • Shawarma delivery model

    Shawarma delivery model

    OK, its not a great photo, and its a couple weeks old cuz quarantine. But many of us were amused to learn of the delivery model for Shawarma. This van pulls up a couple of times per week, and unloads ~20 shawarma per place. Its chock full inside. Think of all the shawarma! There’s a…

  • St Patricks day in Quarantine… it’s quiet, and no Rovers

    St Patricks day in Quarantine… it’s quiet, and no Rovers

    So the Irish Rovers (yes that band that played the Unicorn song back in the day w/ green alligators and long-necked-geese) is doing their last tour. And, excitedly I had purchased tickets for the St Patricks’ day show (in Chatham Ontario). Tonight was the night. Sadly, that is not to be. Instead my team has…

  • My first day without Python 2: slack was the first casualty

    The great deprecation of Python 2.x has been underway for more than a decade. As of Jan 1, 2020, its dead. Today I updated a home machine to Ubuntu 20.04. No more python package. We do still have a bit of python 2.7 kicking around: dpkg -S /usr/bin/python2 python2-minimal: /usr/bin/python2 On update it helpfully removed…