Day 4 — Hyrum's Law

Today I worked on some open issues and pull requests for camelot and excalibur. Last month, pdfminer.six (one of camelot's dependencies) broke backwards compatibility by renaming the PDFTextExtractionNotAllowed exception. camelot raises it while getting the page layout if the page is not extractable. I'd added it back in …

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Day 3 — Made some feta, and itslit!

Today I used a countdown timer to timebox my coding sessions which really helped with focus. I did this during Hack and Tell where everybody says what they're going to work on, hack on that for 2 hours, and finally tell what they worked on at the end of the …

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Day 2 — Some bash and then the memex

For the past one month, I've been trying to adjust to Eastern Time based on the assumption that I might miss out on RC activities if I'm not up at the same time as everyone else. As a result, I've been sleeping at 6am Indian Standard Time. After spending two …

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Day 1 — Virtual RC!

Today was my first day at RC! I've been hanging out on Zulip since last week though, mostly participating in the #games stream where we're doing a 30-day video game music challenge. I feel great nostalgia every day when I post a track from a video game I used to …

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Day 0 — What I want to do at Recurse Center

I've been accepted to the Fall 1 batch at the Recurse Center (yay!), which starts tomorrow. RC is an educational retreat for programmers, based in New York City. It is heavily influenced by unschooling, which means that it is self-directed and everyone is free to explore and learn what they're …

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