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I like how I cannot unsubscribe from newsletters because they use tracking link and my dns server is blocking access...
Le serpent qui se mord la queue.

With declarative programming, you describe the end result instead of the steps you want to execute to get that result. This means that you can execute your code as more times than you meant to without getting duplicate/incorrect output – that is, you get idempotentcy for free.

The description page for the #fosdem declarative programing page consists of 2 copies of the same paragraph; apparently someone accidentally uploaded it twice

…or has a *great* sense of humor

fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event

Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

If you are affected by the startWithAudioMuted/startWithVideoMuted bug in Jitsi Meet, the following workaround might be interesting to you:

gist.github.com/cketti/f0ed9b7

#jitsi

Python perf 

@freemo I agree with @pganssle that Python has several strengths and weaknesses - however its expressiveness and ability to add performance via extensions is the key to writing good code.

If you are worried about GIL, escape it by exporting CPU intensive Python functions using [pythran](https://pythran.rtfd.io) or [numba](https://numba.pydata.org/). These also come with support for parallelizing for loops inside the kernels.

For efficient parallelism, the standard is MPI and for Python the mpi4py library. If you prefer high-level parallelism, have to look at [ray](https://docs.ray.io) in place.

In any case try to share a simple code which has the issues that you talk about, next time!

Fun fact: this CD is real.

But how are you supposed to listen to this CD when 1.) you don't have Windows yet and 2.) your only CD drive is already being used to install Windows❓

If you think you're affected by the bird salmonella outbreak, either:

1. Take down your feeders for 2 weeks, or
2. (Daily) Clean/scrub your feeders with soapy water, dip in 1:9 bleach solution, and wash with soapy water after

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KeePassXC 2.6.3 released

> This update includes support for new KeePass2 features that increase the security of your database: XML Key File Version 2 and Argon2id [KDF].

keepassxc.org/blog/2021-01-13-

@pganssle Yeah, removing the HDR is what you want for now.
HDR support is still sparse and not well standardized (blame Dolby).

Any one familiar with want to take a crack at this question?

superuser.com/q/1613217/205461

Given how long it’s gone without any bites, I’m guessing the answer is going to be “it’s complicated/impossible” or something, but it seems like it really should be possible.

Maybe @lynne knows?

Two things I like in the "Getting Unstuck" ebook sampler I just released:

* "Who this book is for and what you should get out of it" but also "Who this book is NOT for"
* concrete examples and exercises to improve open source project management skills

changeset.nyc/resources/gettin

There is a new upstream tzdata release (2020f), but it makes no changes to the data, and the only thing likely to be affected by updating the PyPI package is the version number, so don’t panic if we skip this one!

I ask because I’d like to post photos of my family on various platforms but I am not yet comfortable with the idea of posting my son’s face in public or semi-public settings.

I’d love to keep the essence of the photos without necessarily posting his face, though…

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Does anyone know if there exists a program that I can run locally on a Linux computer that will take a photo and replace a specified face with another face with the same expression?

Seems like it should be possible with deepfakes / animoji type stuff.

BTW, some relevant context for those outside of Hyderabad who are going to watch this talk, this is what Google Image Search says Hyderabadi haleem looks like:

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The video from my PyConf Hyderabad 2020 keynote, “The Stable Interface Paradox” is now available!

youtu.be/aRqulQUgiIA

I had a lot of fun with this, I think it’s the first time I’ve actually felt compelled to take a selfie to commemorate a talk:

And also, if you know any Russian legislators, my perennial recommendation here is to show them this: codeofmatt.com/on-the-timing-o

It would be shocking if changing the time zone with less than a week’s notice did not result in a bunch of easily avoidable problems.

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