After more than 10 years of avoiding it, I've finally rejoined the ranks of the private-car-owning bourgeois.
and I spent the past few weeks doing research and reading reviews, spent Saturday and Sunday test-driving a bunch of
vehicles, and ended up buying a brand new Cosmic Blue1 2020 Honda Insight yesterday
Went to Austin, Texas this weekend for a work event1; it was my first time in Austin so I figured I'd write up some notes:
Here's a surprising change for you: Python 3.7.6 (ostensibly, a patch bugfix release) totally changed how URLs are parsed by Python programs.
As of Python 3.7.5, a URL like
foo:8888 would be parsed into the following:
>>> urllib.parse.urlparse('foo:8888') ParseResult(scheme='', netloc='', path='foo:8888', params='', query='', fragment='')
As of Python 3.7.6,
foo is now detected as the scheme:
>>> urllib.parse.urlparse('foo:8888') ParseResult(scheme='foo', netloc='', path='8888', params='', query='', fragment='')
This will cause massive chaos if you are ever parsing URLs with ports in them but without schemes …read more
Well, here it is, the end of 2019, the end of the decade1. 🎉 The end of the decade of my twenties, so probably the most eventful decade I'll experience2. Ten years ago, I was at my parents' house in Fall River, a senior in college on my last Christmas break of all time. I'd just accepted an offer from Yelp to start as a Software Engineer in June, 2010, reporting to Neil Kumar3. The world was uncertain before me. Today, I am sitting in my own house5, married, working for my third employer, sitting pretty in …read more
I went to the DMV today to get a REAL ID upgrade for my license, and to get it reprinted with my correct address so I don't need to carry the paper change-of-address confirmation any more. The DMV is always a fascinating microcosm of human behavior, and a unique experience to simultaneously see the best and worst in people.
For those of you who haven't been in a California DMV, the process follows several stages: