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Switched the database system on a side project from SQLite3 to PostgreSQL and suddenly discovered a ton of errors in my data models. SQLite3 lets you get away with so many mistakes.

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So has anyone created an instance called "mastadon.social" yet?

Music recommendations. 

Hurricane Florence. 

Hurricane Florence is looking mighty scary right now (I'm in Raleigh).

Petition to add one more day to the week. @God

Had to sign up for Kaggle to download a dataset for class. Found it really weird how they used check-boxes for radio buttons...

Learning R 

I feel like any visualization of voting districts which doesn't account for population density is inherently deceptive. This page by Mark Newman shows some great examples: www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/e

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Seeking eReader suggestions. 

You ever look up lyrics to a song you like in a language you don't speak and it turns out it's about an enchanted butt? No, just me?

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Call for Papers: Queer Surveillance

(Special Issue of Surveillance & Society)

ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.p

This special issue calls for an encounter between queer studies and surveillance studies to reconsider the stakes of queerness in relation to vectors of monitoring, control, and intimacy. ...

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Prof lies about job offer to get more from his uni... and it just keeps getting crazier from there. Might be perfect embodiment of "Fights in academia are vicious because the stakes are so small." chronicle.com/interactives/big

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Just so you know, "git -amend" doesn't amend anything.

It gets parsed as: git -a -m 'end'

That is, it commits all modified files with a message that just says "end"

I suffer so you don't have to πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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What is a statistician's most controversial idea regarding event observations among population N's? 

I'm in an introductory communication course this semester–one I couldn't fit into my schedule until just now. Today's lecture was about academic publishing and journal articles and I am LIVING for my professor's dry wit!

Thinking about two ways of looking at systems:
1. How might we structure this if we started from scratch?
2. How might we improve this considering where we are now?

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