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I recall the Fun Way series book fondly. As a kid, I did the kits over and over (even unsoldering the PCB kits from the later books after soldering them together). I probably breathed in too much leaded solder vapors, but it’s what put me on the path to electrical and computer engineering.

The TSA literally grabbed my balls in LAX on a flight to Dallas.

Bowling balls can be used as deadly weapon on planes.

Maybe a ham transceiver with large antenna. Beyond that, water, food, guns and a stack of porn probably. Oh and my beer brewing gear.

Cool. Then I’ll create Linux only applications and be compatible on both platforms. Bye bye to Win32, I guess.

I sure want to believe this is the last tooling I’ll need to use for Python tooling nirvana, but that’s what they told me about pip, pip3, venv, vitrualenv, conda.. And one coworker just suggested I just run the script in Docker. Ugh

I’m not sure anyone said pip or virtualenv where the end of the road for Python tooling nirvana. They are just building blocks, poetry (or other tools) stick them together.

That being said, I’ve been using Python for 16 years now and for me poetry is pretty close to nirvana. Not perfect, but really good. Handles virtualenv management, locking, dependency specification, etc etc.

What are the drawbacks of Poetry?

If you’re not using PyPi (think a corporate Nexus install or a private repo) then locking can be slow. But that’s not necessarily Poetry’s fault, it’s that those private servers don’t expose the complete pypi JSON api.

Uhh, I’m struggling to think of anything else. It makes requirements.txt based projects feel barbaric and that will make you feel bad working with them?

> 50,000 rolls of toilet paper [contaminated]

What happened there I wonder.

I've got maybe $4500 for investing. How do I get in on this?

You need to be an accredited investor, aka have a net worth of 1 million dollars or an annual income of 200k+


You don't get access to the deal though.

I used to write an X11 window managers as a kick-the-tires exercise when learning a new language. The most fun one was Common Lisp with CLX. You could stay in the WM and code it live. When something went wrong you could continue after making fixes. It’s what lead me to Common Lisp being my favorite language going on decades now.

There was a window manager (gwm) written in a lisp dialect (wool). It was very nice.

I could not stop laughing

I wonder if we'll see a difference liability insurance rates for Tesla owners vs. the others. If they're truly road-bound, OTA-distracted, undirected electric missiles, I'm sure we'll see a difference there before we hear back from NTSB.

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