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The unquantified self #15

October 29, 2020

Quiet month of activity on this blog. I’ve been pretty busy at work at the beginning of the month, and then daily life and medical exams took over. I am now waiting for the stabilization phase of my new treatment dosage, and I am trying to organize myself for the next month (quarantine again). I have several posts waiting in my draft folder taht I hope I will be able to complete next month, bur for the time being I don’t really have any energy left and I need to rest, or I believe so.

I watched old movies that I already watched a few times before, like Taken or Citizen Four, and I finished the first two seasons of Fargo. With my son, we are watching The Leftovers and some older stuff (recently, Terminator). I read a bit of books, did some cooking, and things like that. No special thing. I have to get used to fall again.

And for the big surprise of the month: I started interacting again on Cross Validated. As I’m no longer a moderator on the site, I’m back to where I started. My return was well received by some of the regular users I’ve interacted with in the past, for the rest I don’t think anyone noticed anything. I’ve been following “the stories” from a distance and I don’t want to talk about them. What I take from these last 3 weeks on the site is that the atmosphere has evolved: before I could read the main part of the questions and answers, now it’s a flow that’s almost impossible to follow, and I’ve never seen the list of posts to close so long. Above all, I miss the interactions with former users, which makes it a much more impersonal site. I don’t know if it’s good or not, and I don’t know if my frequency of visits will remain as high in the future.

My commit logs for my dot files has started to freeze, which is good. I was tired to update every minor thing in my Zsh, Vim or Emacs config. Now that I’m happy with my current setup, I hope I will be able to come back at more interesting stuff, like my Racket stats library. I came to think that implementing the ±40 commands of Stata 1.0 would be a good start, I mean like some sort of retro-computing using a modern language.


See Also

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