• I don’t think I’ve seen the sun in over a week and the forecast is for rain and clouds for the next week. This isn’t a complaint because once the rainy season is over it’ll be hot basically all the time. (Update: Saw some blue skies and it’s hot 🥵)
  • I watched a french documentary called Antifa: Chasseurs de Skins. It’s about the anti-fascists in Paris who fought the neo-Nazi gangs in the 80’s. You can watch it here.
  • Sent in my FPCA (Federal Post Card Application) so I can get an absentee ballot this fall. Thankfully I can submit it all by email. With sending mail to the US being difficult / delayed right now, I worry a bit about sending in my actual ballot this fall.
  • I ran for 30 minutes for the first time in a while. It’s still cool enough to run with a mask on. Using some nice homemade masks that my MIL made me so they’re not hot.
  • In a discussion on writing engaging technical content on HN, someone linked to a lecture from the University of Chicago about writing outside of academe. The crux of the message is: those rules you were told about writing (use short sentences, don’t start sentences with “and”, or “but”, only use active verbs) don’t make sense and are anti-patterns. When you’re writing in school, you don’t think it, but you’re literally paying the teachers to read your work. Outside of school, your writing must provide some value to the reader or they won’t read it.
  • Three-day work week this week thanks to a couple of public holidays giving everyone a four-day weekend. Looking forward to having a couple extra days off, but not quite sure what to do with it.

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