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Why is the output of print() functions in Python scripts not captured by > redirection or piping? Itsn't it just going to stdout? I feel like I'm misunderstanding something very basic here, but oh well.

can someone good at Python tell me if storing conditions like this and then eval()ing them in a while loop is unorthodox? it seems... "smelly," but it works and I don't know what would smell better

Put another way, to get at the heart of the issue: suppose you want to load a long list of things the end user is likely to consider a "word." Do you have to ship that list yourself? Or is it exposed for Python somewhere?

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Is there a canonical python way to load the system `words` file? I tried looking at how spell checking programs implement it, but it looks like they tend to ship with their own dictionaries

I once had sketched out a plan to make sets of city-themed Set cards, but I feel like the minimum runs for decent quality cards are hiiiigh on that scale

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I just saw a beautiful (and very thoroughly backed) illustrated tarot deck project on Kickstarter and it reminded me that I've always wanted to get a deck of cards printed. Maybe something with @pomological images? Tarot is (probably?) not my style... is there something other than playing cards that makes sense to print?

Got my final 1923 zine from @xor this week! what an amazing project. Parker has packed these chock full with absolutely stunning artwork, poems, writing, and some truly amazing glimpses into an earlier age—one not so different from the one we live in now

I got SO MUCH better at the mechanics of making a zine during my Kickstarter run. I'm kind of annoyed at how much better.


trying my hand at weekly meal prep for me and my partner today, which basically means I'm cooking a meal for 10 without getting to have a party

I want to organize a NUMTOT Cannonball Run, where you have to get from one city's downtown to another using any transportation method except car

lmao three evenings into debugging a PDF rendering thing when I discover that portions of a single page only don't render at a scale of 50% or less!

That is my contribution to the subs v. dubs discourse, which is apparently happening right now on the birdsite, for some reason

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One time I was in Germany (but didn't yet speak German) and went to go see an American movie "OmU" (English audio, with German subtitles) but it turned out to have a couple of Russian characters who speak Russian to each other (still with German subtitles). I leaned over to ask my then-girlfriend what they were saying and she was so annoyed I couldn't understand it.

the tires are the things on your car that make contact with the road

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I'm about to post the final two issues of my _1923_ zine (timed to the anniversary of the Kickstarter!) and I'm grateful that people let me get very weird with this project

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