#Introduction: I do #Python and #SQL programming for Aledade, a healthcare #startup in #WashingtonDC. Mostly I work remotely from my home in #BowieMD, out in the DC suburbs. Most posts will be about #books and #reading, #tabletop #BoardGames, some #tech and news, and the occasional glimpse of daily life.
15 Board Games That Are Better Than They Look
In this article, I highlight fifteen games I love but that didn't impress me at all visually when I first saw them. These are games that are easy to overlook due to the way they look.
There's a lot of confusion about the Python match statement. It's NOT a switch statement! It's a powerful pattern matching statement with special syntax for sequences, literals, classes and mappings. Here's my writeup of how to use it correctly:
I see Starforged doesn't offer community copies on itch. So I'd love to gift a couple copies if anyone wants one.
If it seems like your kind of game but you can't comfortably swing the $20 entrance fee, feel free to shoot me a DM and I can gift you a copy on itch. Let's say I've got 3 copies to gift.
It's awesome to see so many people excited about the image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Wanna learn more? In the link below we've compiled all the material that we produced here at ESO: the press conference recording, visuals, blog posts... Enjoy!
📷 EHT Collaboration
From #SREcon22 Americas: "Dark Sky Camping: Reducing Alert Pollution with Modern Observability Practices" is a case study in improving #monitoring by consolidating on a single platform and how the plan was implemented. I didn't come away with any actionable ideas, but it was interesting.
Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks is a semi-coop game where players are running around space time time, collecting companions, solving dilemmas, and trying to keep ahead of the Daleks all while occasionally regenerating into the next incarnation of the Doct… https://instagr.am/p/CdeHqPGP9l2/
The video of my PyCon keynote is up! This provides much more context around *why* we made PyScript and who it's for. TL;DR: it's about democratizing computing, data & quantitative computing, and the future of a hackable, accessible web. #Python
The Event Horizon Telescope has shown us the first picture of the light shadow of the supeemassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*!
UPDATED - Master list of Tabletop Gaming Patreon Projects.
I spent far too long today cleaning up our list of tabletop Patreon pages.
Here you will find tabletop RPG writers, miniature sculptors, map makers, artists, podcasters, and more!
If you or your favourite creator aren't on this list, hit me up and I will get them added!
The PSF's notes from last week's #Python Language Summit are now up: https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2022/05/the-2022-python-language-summit_01678898482.html
Are you running or thinking of running a virtual event? I brain-dumped a lot of the advice I've been giving event organizers lately: hard problems to consider, best practices, and resources/examples of good work.
Tonight we're talking about great games to bring with you on vacation!
We also review Gorinto, one of the best abstract strategy games out there!
We go live at 9pm Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop
Head over there now, tap follow and get notified when we go live!
Would appreciate any signal boost on this one. I’m incredibly excited to build a team around BeeWare. I want to make sure we leave no stone unturned.
Would you like to be paid to work on BeeWare? Anaconda is now hiring for a full time, mid- to senior software engineer to join the Open Source group! https://beeware.org/news/buzz/now-hiring/
alien 1: in summary, the humans have nearly rendered the blue planet uninhabitable. The only plan they appear to have is to migrate to the red planet.
alien 2: can they breathe the atmosphere of the red planet?
alien 1: no.
alien 2: is there material there they can eat?
alien 1: no.
alien 2: can the plants and animals of their planet live there?
alien 1: no.
alien 2: is there liquid water there?
alien 1: no.
alien 2: lol wtf?
alien 1: lol idk
Founders of Teotihuacan Review on YouTube.
A look at this new tile-laying game, for one to four players, about building the ancient city of Teotihuacan.
While set before Teotihuacan City of the Gods, this is a totally new game, that I think will appeal to a broader range of gamers.
Python & SQL developer at a healthcare startup. Former core Python developer. Reader; information squirrel. Opinions are my own.
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