Thank you Guido, Julie, Mariatta!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Last Friday was one of those special moments that’s a little bigger than a tweet. Thank you to Guido van Rossum and Mariatta for reviewing and merging my PR on PEP 484. For context, it was also inspired by Julie Pagano: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Battling the […]

Ubuntu second monitor after sleep bug pictures

StackExchange doesn’t to my knowledge allow pictures in comments, so I’ll post my pictures here in case someone else has more time to reproduce and debug this issue. Original question (please post any comments there): https://askubuntu.com/questions/495997/how-to-properly-restart-unity Original state when I resumed my 2015 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and all updates applied from sleep […]

Can We Talk? It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission

Good general advice: https://www.themuse.com/advice/can-we-talk-how-to-confront-someone-at-work I am consistently surprised how awesome things tend to be for me, and as far as possible I always go straight to the source and cut to the chase in the interests of maximising everyone’s time. In other words, I assume the wonderful quote from Grace Hopper: It’s easier to ask […]