gzt's Diaries
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Educashun
By gzt (Thu May 31, 2018 at 12:58:59 AM EST) gzt, carnegie hall (all tags)
stuff and things

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Print Story i can't stop partyin', partyin'
Working life
By gzt (Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 12:02:55 AM EST) gzt, got to get out of here (all tags)
I've been fiddling around the last week Rcpp and RcppArmadillo, interfaces that make it easy to drop into C++ and use the Armadillo C++ library in R...

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Print Story I'm in Chinatown, baby.
Fishies
By gzt (Wed Jan 03, 2018 at 03:06:41 PM EST) gzt, work, politics, bleh, schweddy balls (all tags)
My fridge kind of broke over the weekend. The freezer is still at fridge temperature, the fridge is a little warmer, and I've been leveraging the fact that it's extremely cold outside to take care of the frozen goods. I also pressed a mini-fridge that was unused into service.

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Diary
By gzt (Mon Oct 16, 2017 at 10:03:26 PM EST) gzt, stuff, things, doom, death, internet (all tags)
The snack food that I have rotated to recently. Takis are life. Takis are love. All hail Takis.

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Print Story the individual health insurance market is officially dead
Health
By gzt (Fri Oct 13, 2017 at 05:05:52 PM EST) (all tags)
With it will go the hospitals, at least the rural ones. Prepare for the Thunderdome.

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Star Wars
By gzt (Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 04:53:15 PM EST) gzt, sigh, 800m, voting, gerrymandering (all tags)
Listening to the latest This American Life: wow, this is awful. "The Perils of Intimacy". Just that first story.

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i tied the course record for this one steep hill on Strava after a while of trying. it's a pretty short one, like, 42ft of elevation gain in less than a block and the record is like 17s. the other day I went up in like 19 and realized I had a shot if I got a running start. the thing is, because it's so short, it's not immediately clear what the beginning or end of the segment is, and this also means the granularity of the record keeping is not so good. it's also kind of directly perpendicular to a main road so you can't get much of a straight running start unless there's no traffic. anyway, drat, I only tied it rather than getting king of the mountain here.

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Print Story I'd rather have "comedy" than "funny stuff"
Comedy
By gzt (Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 05:48:54 PM EST) gzt, running, lifting, neck, inspirobot, blah blah blah, friggin' intense, hef (all tags)
because it's really a broader term. though I don't believe in happy endings, so most funny stuff to me isn't a comedy.

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Funny stuff
By gzt (Mon Sep 18, 2017 at 03:50:02 PM EST) gzt, lunix, liberalists, torture, opioids (all tags)
Baseball is baseballing. Over the last couple years I started following baseball again, perhaps as a good break from work, or a bad break from work, or perhaps because my team (the Chicago Cubs) actually started being interesting again.

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Educashun
By gzt (Wed Sep 13, 2017 at 06:05:10 PM EST) gzt, ubi, medicare for all (all tags)
I have a wholly rational love of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I keep putting off finishing season 2. I  need more people breaking out into song in my life - I have a fair amount, but not enough.

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