Week of 10/30
It was a remote week for me in DC. Spent time with my dad which is always a fun time. He gave me a few books of note:
Henry at Work (When I first opened the book I landed on the beginning of the chapter called Meaningless Work... One of those signs of the universe.)
Essays Michel de Montaigne selected and illustrated by Salvador Dali (The illustrations are crazy. I'm going to scan them and put them online somewhere.)
Yesterday I was traveling most of the day so I didn't get a chance to do much. I hate taking the bus from DC to NYC. It's such a long, slow, tight ride - you can't get any work done on a bus. But that's the tradeoff for how cheap it is compared to trying to buy an Amtrak ticket on the weekend.
The NYC marathon's today so it kind of throws a wrench in plans.
I was hoping to Manet/Degas at the MET finally, but I'll try some other time.
There's a Basquiat x Warhol exhibition at The Brant Foundation. I don't really like either of their aesthetic, but looks interesting.
Critereon Channel has it's November lineup posted. So maybe I'll watch something tonight.
For personal projects, everything's always moving in the right direction. I'll setup separate pages to describe these in more detail, but for now some vague updates:
- Organization pages and flows for rue (my weird idea for a tech agency/open source contributor matching service) are being designed and worked on
- stent (a webapp for some tedious workflow assistance) is getting designed
- I'm stuck on a bug with my sea surface temp. anomaly data visualization. I have my database deployed and my API serving data, however, I'm having trouble rendering my points in the correct position real-time.
- USGS ground water level forecasting is OK. I think my IP got banned trying to collect all the timeseries data for each ground water site listed on by the USGS. So I have figure out something with that. But I think I have a good way of finding historical weather dailies based on the site's coordinates (NOAA has a cool API for that).
Finally, here's some cool links I think are worth sharing that I stumbled upon last week:
Sentry from the Beginning
The problem with Reddit