We hold lots of meetings with the intent to gather feedback from members of a team. These can be architecture reviews, requirements walkthroughs, sprint or release retrospectives, and others. How do you conduct meetings like these in an efficient and productive way?
Wednesday was the final day of the main PyCon 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon.
Today’s PyCon was a lot about meeting people. I hadn’t really anticipated that, but it was a nice surprise nonetheless. But first things first…
PyCon is in Portland, Oregon this year, which is not only more accessible to me than eastern Canada (the previous location), but also the area where most of my extended family lives. Those facts combined to make it a great time to attend for the first time.
About a year ago, I set out to get a solid working understanding of Python packaging, resulting in a lengthy blog post of what I learned. There have been some significant course changes over that year such that my original post is wrong in several regards.
My PC is sad. I know this because of the frowny face. Unfortunately, I know not much more, because my PC won’t boot, and Microsoft decided to provide as little information about the error as possible on their new BSOD screen.
Hmm… scary (but potentially useful) hexidecimal-laden error messages or cute emoticon?
Thanks for that.
I’ve read several novels in Amazon Kindle format (on an actual Kindle device, the PC client, or an iPad), and the experience is pretty good. But having now finished reading a technical book that way, I think it’s not quite there yet.
By the time Christmas comes around, our house is usually awash with boxes from Amazon. It gets a bit tricky at that point, because I’m never sure if the box is something I ordered to give to my family, or something someone else sent me as a gift. In the former case, I’ll want to wrap it and put it under the tree. In the latter, a lot of times my wife will wrap it on behalf of the giver so it can still be a surprise Christmas morning. The problem is telling them apart.
I got this flyer from Sprint. I wonder if they wrote that “protecting more than ever before” with a straight face or what.
I was a bit of a masochist this year. I actually did my federal taxes twice, trying to figure out if there is a cheaper alternative to using TurboTax. But TurboTax, in spite of costing more, ended up being the cheaper option by a long shot.