From the archives of my blog but still very relevant: "pytz: The Fastest Footgun in the West", about why you probably shouldn't be using pytz:
Do you want to download an archive of an entire Yahoo Group? Here’s how. But do it today, because you may not be able to do it this way after tomorrow.
I guess it's #introduction time-
I'm an audio engineer, multimedia developer, and occasional indie game dev- Previously employed by several research institutions in the field of accessible media / accessible research, currently looking for remote / semi-remote work for my incredibly niche skillset.
I'm in to Python, Rust, and Unity/C#, but I've got eyes on Elixir in the future.
I love hackathons, all things procedural, and anything with wheels.
I'm an absolute New Englander, but I've lived in Washington, California, China, and Spain. Currently based in Honolulu.
Here's what I've been making in between the twin existential ennuis of freelance work and trying to find a stable job:
Mastodon is prone to bubbles.
When you look for new people to follow you check the public timelines, which by design mostly contains people already followed by people on your instance. It's hard to break out of that.
Here's what you do.
1) Go to https://mastodon.social/tags/YourTagHere but change the last bit to a hashtag of your choosing.
2) Click boost on all the cool stuff.
Also, use hashtags in your own posts and boost cool stuff with gay abandon!
Thanks to Mozilla's #MOSS https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/moss/ and Chan Zuckerberg Initative https://chanzuckerberg.com/
for supporting the PSF https://python.org/psf/
($407,000 USD in total) for transformative work on pip & on Python packaging user experience. Looking forward to working on this with https://simplysecure.org/
"The Rust Community Team is pleased to announce our 2019 State of Rust Survey!"
huh, interesting little blog post about .gitignore:
What's in your global gitignore?
Very happy to learn: https://blog.thunderbird.net/2019/10/thunderbird-enigmail-and-openpgp/
"Today the Thunderbird project is happy to announce that for the future Thunderbird 78 release, planned for summer 2020, we will add built-in functionality for email encryption and digital signatures using the OpenPGP standard. This new functionality will replace the Enigmail add-on, which will continue to be supported until Thunderbird 68 end of life, in the Fall of 2020."
PSA: Someone has apparently typo-squatted a package with a similar name to dateutil on PyPI and is serving malicious code on it!
Please check that you depend on `python-dateutil`, no other variants. (The malicious package is `python3-dateutil`).
Sad to hear that my favorite FOSS Twitter app, #Twidere (https://github.com/TwidereProject/Twidere-Android) is abandoned. Thanks to the author for the awesome project, which also supports #Mastodon ♥ https://twitter.com/TwidereProject/status/1197120255069343745
Do you think Darius Rucker released this album to help him remember the answers to his "security" questions?
Programmer working at Google in NYC. Maintainer of python-dateutil and setuptools, Python core developer and general FOSS contributor. Opinions are my own.
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