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I registered this account a while ago but haven't used it actively.

I'm a Python programmer and former Sysadmin in Toronto. I like tinkering with 3D printers, raspberry PI and electronics on the side.

I'm a Linux geek and participate with @gtalug.

Besides computer hobbies I like running and cycling a lot.

I'll be posting more of my side projects and hobbies here, I'll try to put other topics under cw.

I have a 20GB disk image of sparsely populated data -- less than 2GB used.

The pigz (parallel gz) compressed it into a 2GB file in 1m 30s on 4-CPU 8-Thread CPU from an NVME drive.

```
pigz -5c -b 4096K diskfile > diskfile.gz
```
-5 -- level of compression (0-9)
-b -- blocksize (default 128K)
-c -- write to stdout (keep the original)

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growing up in canada, I would look forward to May 24 ("Victoria Day") because spring was nearly arrived

but did you know

they don't even celebrate Victoria Day in the UK? It's just a thing Canada made up to feel more British (except in Québec, who of course calls it "Journée nationale des patriotes", patriots in this case being implicitly anti-British)

I think that's beautiful

Interesting review of Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated, and in more general sense, the rise of indie pop scene.

buzzfeednews.com/article/djlou

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I was a guest on the latest episode of the Arch and Anth Podcast! We talked about zooarchaeology, my current PhD research on the Covesea Caves, and a future archaeology that's decolonized and anarchist! Check it out: archandanth.com/episode-6-inte

#zooarchaeology #archaeology #podernfamily #podcast

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This article makes a good point why its not OK to share bigots views even to make fun of them.

Also substituting the whole "Eat the rich" with "Tax the rich" might also help to cool down the discourse by degree or two.

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

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affirming my support for modern python by converting the whole Etsy codebase from PHP to Python 3

I participated in Teaching carpentries workshop. Here are my concept maps, that can also be classified as doodles.

Thank you Karen and Ana for the awesome workshop.


@thecarpentries@twitter.com

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The number one reason I want a laptop with an e-ink screen is so that I can work outside on days like today.

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Got an *old* Canon camera?

Roman needs your help getting his hands on some .CRW files to provide support for testing! Please help out if you can (check the topic for more info).

(In fact, we can use _many_ camera model raw files using old .CRW - please take a moment to check out raw.pixls.us and see if you have a camera we're missing raw files for!)

discuss.pixls.us/t/any-users-o

#raw #photography #canon #FreeSoftware

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