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:
And here are two pictures of the (adult male, I think) white-breasted nuthatch I got through the binoculars this morning.
I am much more confident in this identification.
They seem like a good match for these photos taken recently in NYC: https://urbanhawks.blogs.com/urban_hawks/2020/09/black-throated-green-warbler.html
Here are some pictures of the yellow-headed warbler I saw yesterday (managed to snap a few not great pictures through the binoculars this morning).
I think they are black-throated green warblers, despite the fact that none of the ones I saw were actually black-throated.
tyler has a post about our ongoing consultation re: a move to gitlab (community edition) for wikimedia projects:
input from involved parties (or folks with experience using gitlab in other big free software projects) would be most welcome.
I'm thinking maybe this one could work? https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-F4-5-6-Cameras/dp/B078GQTWFX
I'm not entirely sure how to translate the focal lengths of the lenses into an equivalent of my experience using binoculars. If I could get photos that were somewhat equivalent to what I see when I use my Athlon Midas ED 8x42 binoculars, I'd be very happy.
Any #birding folks have suggestions on how to take pictures of distant birds without spending a huge amount on it?
Not looking to become a professional wildlife photographer, just to have some identifiable pictures of the birds I've seen.
I have a Canon T4i, but I'd probably be as happy or happier to just get a little clip-on telephoto lens for my phone if a decent one exists.
Lots of birds in my backyard this morning:
- Pileated woodpecker
- Downy woodpecker
- White-breasted nuthatch (?)
- Warbler with yellow head and back
- Some sort of hawk
@pganssle cool to see they adopted this, I believe it was a feature first on Unity as we adopted per-application switcher grouping.
Not sure about others, but on Unity we looked at the keyboard map and it is actually "the key above tab" which may not be ` for some folks.
Context here is #python, if that wasn't clear.
If you wanted to write a conditional to check whether both a and b are None or neither are None, would you use comparison chaining for either condition, both conditions, or neither?
if a is b is None:
if a is not None is not b:
if a is None and b is None:
if a is not None and b is not None:
My brother apparently has a kidney stone, so of course I had to send him this: http://www.thomas-morris.uk/the-self-inflicted-lithotomy/
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