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Hot Dog Coma

I’ve been in New York City for two days now. One of the greatest cities in the world; center of the universe, a culinary heaven, full of Michelin star restaurants, and all I keep eating is Gray’s Papaya Hot Dogs … Continue reading

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Continental Freshwater People

In a recent blog post on the Vonnegut Library blog, Rai Peterson, an English Professor at Ball State University writes about the perception of how writers only come from “that cluster of states on the east coast that were so … Continue reading

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Lies

I saw a man this morning burning a bible on the sidewalk. He had a blanket over his head and was screaming “LIES” into the street. Commuters passed him by on their way to work like nothing interesting was going … Continue reading

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Killed the bird

I deleted Twitter the other day. I got tired of the bullshit. I wanted to tell the world that I did this. But I have no idea how to do that now that I don’t have Twitter. I’ll probably post … Continue reading

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Bukowski On Writing

I finished reading a book by Charles Bukowski which was supposed to be about his thoughts on writing. What it turned out to be was a collection of stories, letters, and book forwards over the years that are tangentially related … Continue reading

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Docker Based Development Environment for Packaging

I started a new repo called sid-builder which provides a docker based development environment for debian packaging. This project follows all of the best practices that were outlined in the Guide for New Maintainers. The benefit of this approach is … Continue reading

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Becoming a Debian Developer

I’ve been using debian for as long as I remember. I’ve always wanted to play a more active role in debian development but for whatever reason I never got around to it. Now that I am 30, older, wiser, I … Continue reading

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Dealing With Flakey CI Commands With a Retry Loop in Bash

One of the most frustrating things to deal with in Continuous Integration is flakey commands. Whether it’s flakey tests, or intermittent networking issues, when your build fails for issues outside of your control not only does it cause frustration, it … Continue reading

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Notes On Installing CentOS 7 Server

I’ve been on a fedora kick lately, and naturally for my server needs I am using CentOS 7. I have never really used CentOS in production and there are a couple of gotchas that I ran into while getting everything … Continue reading

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Installing Sage Math on Fedora 28

Sage Math is a massive collection of open source mathematical tools. I am using it as a part of going through the Free Linear Algebra Book. On a fresh install of Fedora 28, when you run dnf install sagemath you … Continue reading

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