My daughter read Gideon the Ninth a year or two ago, and she's been talking about it ever since. A few weeks ago, she recommended that I read it, so I spent a credit on Audible and "read" the book over the last week. I just finished it this morning while mowing the lawn. I'm … Continue reading Gideon the Ninth
I picked some blueberries from the bushes in our backyard in Melbourne. I bought about 10x more at the farmer's market. Squished em and sugared them and jammed em and canned em. We'll be glad we have this captured summer flavour come the dark days of February.
My employer, the OEF, went through making our OKRs for this quarter a few weeks ago. It was the second time I’d been at an organization that uses OKRs; we also had them at Wikimedia. The process was also very different, and it made me realize that I only knew OKRs through folk wisdom and … Continue reading Measure What Matters
Feels like I just got here. We got home from London on Wednesday. Today, I'm off to Costa Rica for a world-wide all-hands meeting for OpenEarth. And, yes, we're aware of the high carbon cost of air travel and determined to use this time wisely to better build digital infrastructure for the climate emergency.
I have made some posts here and in more private circles about getting a Masters Degree in Computer Science, so I wanted to give an update. Here's the tl;dr: I applied to 5 programs, I got turned down by 3, one is still outstanding, and I was accepted to 1. That was my top program, … Continue reading Masters Degree in Computer Science, Personal Update
I made a bullroarer. I had it on my to-do list for years, but I recently read that Abénaki people in our area of eastern Quebec made them out of slate. I found a likely piece, sanded it down, drilled a hole, and attached a leather thong. The sound is good; I'd like to experiment … Continue reading Bullroarer
Vaccination #4 We're going to Amsterdam in a week, so I got my 4th vaccination today. I did a drop-in at the public vaccine centre in the Village; it took about 30 minutes. Lucky to have such great science and great public health infrastructure.