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Dear Google: when I am searching for a Python term, I would like you to prioritize the results pointing to the actual documentation, not the dozen content farms that have popped up that republish copies of the Python documentation so they can cover them with ads.

Son: “Papa, what do you want for your birthday?”
Me: “How about a hug?”
Son: “No, something I can give you.”
Me: “Buddy you are by present, how about just hanging out with me?”
Son: “No, something you wrap.”

And as usual, if you have the ear of someone involved in setting time zone policy in Lebanon (or anywhere), maybe send them this article:

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Latest version of tzdata (2023b) is out (on PyPI and upstream!):

This includes a change to Lebanon’s Daylight Saving Time going into effect… this weekend, so don’t delay in your updates if you work with any datetimes in Lebanon!

If you are a expert and understand how cherry-pick works at a fundamental level, I’d appreciate if you could take a look at this StackOverflow question:

Trying to figure out the best way to merge a specific PR that will make importing datetime significantly faster.

There actually does seem to be quite a bit of overlap between what he’s talking about and what @simon has done with datasette and dogsheep.

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Found it: this was Pascal van Kooten on Podcast.__init__:

He was talking about his project Nostalgia:

Paul Ganssle  
I vaguely recall that I listened to an episode of @talkpython or Podcast.__init__ or something where the guest had some sort of elaborate system fo...

Aww yeah, I am very ready for some lab grown meat:

I’m guessing just 2-4 more years of bureaucratic hurdles until it’s available but expensive, then 15 more years until I can eat a cultivated eagle steak with elephant marbling.

The reason I’m looking for this is that I’d really like to set up a system where I can easily capture small snippets of information about my day, like a journal with a bit more structure.

There are a bunch of numerical things that I track in sort of haphazard and idiosyncratic ways — I measure my weight and body fat % and track it in Google Calendar, I have a “Track and Plot” app on Android for my Uric Acid levels, and I use paper and pen to track my weight lifting.

I’d love to be able to have a free-form journal that can include voice/audio or text, plus numerical, boolean or structured data entries at specific points. Ideally something that uses an open format and can easily be synced between an app on my phone and something on my computer.

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I vaguely recall that I listened to an episode of @talkpython or Podcast.__init__ or something where the guest had some sort of elaborate system for documenting everything about their life. Might be some sort of quantified self thing. Anyone else remember this and can track down the link?

Just a quick reminder!

In California, the Los Angeles Public Library allows you to get a library card even outside of LA, as long as you live in California.

With your, #LAPL account you have access to a lot of program including free #LinkedinLearning and #Coursera.

Other Public libraries probably offer the same.

For anyone who is interested in how my quest for a perfect rice container went, I ended up going with these, which seem pretty much perfect:

They’ve held up just fine through multiple cycles of dishwasher and microwave, and they stack perfectly.

Paul Ganssle  
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone have a good recommendation for a small microwavable, reusable container (preferably plastic or otherw...

CVE-2023-21036 / acropalypse is absolutely bonkers.

Apparently for 5+ years the cropping / editing tools for screenshots on Google Pixel phones was only overwriting the start of the screenshot PNG file, but not truncating.

All screenshots shared for the past 5+ years might have data recoverable from them. Demo available at

Google still hasn't communicated anything on this.

(h/t ItsSimonTime on Musk's site)

It seems amazing to me that apparently no one has made a voice recorder / voice memo app that works with Android Auto. The built in assistant is… extremely limited, and will only do voice-to-text for very short recordings.

It seems like a lot of people (like me) want something where they can press a button and it starts a new audio recording, but I haven’t found any audio recording apps that even show up in Android Auto.

Given how simple this kind of app is, and how common I’d imagine this feature request to be, I wonder if there’s a technical limitation, or if I’m just terribly bad at searching for these types of thing…

Pro-tip: When you are done eating your Lucky Charms, these packing materials are actually edible, and can be used as bird seed or compost!

what's your workflow with the remarkable tablet or similar e-ink tablet? :boost_ok:

I'm an early remarkable adopter and love hearing about how other folks use it / optimize it

@tylerdave I've been happy with for a month or so after needing a new app for the same reason.

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