Archives Jan. 18, 2005

Rule by the rich (It really is what I said it is...)

Saw Shane and Lara briefly at Starbucks before I headed home from the meeting. We were sitting around and I mentioned that I though Plutocracy meant "rule by the wealthy", while Shane said that it was Oligarchy that meant "rule by the wealthy".

Plutocracy does means rule by the wealthy.


Oligarchy seems to mean ...

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IronPython does appear to be a bit moribund (Still thinking...)

John mentioned that IronPython development seemed to have stalled, so I did some poking around, and indeed, there doesn't seem to be much going on in the mailing list. It's just so dangerous sounding, big project likely to take months of work w/out any way to support myself with it; and if Jim really is ...

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PyCon paper writing goes well (Though there was a section missing in the outline)

Started working on writing the paper for my PyCon presentation. Did about 3 pages from the first section (of 5), so likely going to be around 15 printed pages of text, with quite a few code listings as well. Idea is to have the paper provide in-depth exploration and usage details so that the presentation ...

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Argh! What an incredibly long day! (7 hours to do an hour meeting)

Somehow Stephen wound up going to the Second Cup when we rescheduled the meeting, so another 1.5 hours spent sitting and waiting... almost enough to justify getting a cell phone.

Good thing we met though. Turns out the simplest-I-could-imagine mechanism for generating the new demo types was just way too complex for them. So we ...

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Voicemail should just show up in my inbox... (Since I never check it on the phone)

Got wires crossed in trying to arrange a meeting with Stephen this afternoon. He both phoned and sent an email asking to meet at 2 at a coffee shop of my choice. I replied to the email saying, "sure, we'll use this one". Then beetled off to get to the coffee shop on time. Then ...

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Cool! It got accepted! (All those nights tossing and turning were not for nought...)

My proposal for a 45 minute PyCon presentation was accepted (I guess the key was giving up hope). Yay! I'm thinking I'll make the presentation much livelier than last year's... even if the message is quite similar (avoid introducing spurious magic).

Now I'm all excited and can't sit at my desk. Luckily I have ...

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Thunderbird goes a little weird... (Just procrastinating before going to bed)

Checked through my junk-mail folder this evening, which I suppose I've been a little lazy about lately. There were 9 false-positives (that is, real emails classified as spam)! They included 3 from Shane, 1 from Bryan, and 1 from Rosey. All of them are on the white-list (they're in my address book, so should not ...

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