Friday
Apr242015

Python in Astronomy 2015 from afar: Tweets from Day 5

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Final day of the Python in Astronomy 2015 and I had no time to watch the twitter feed during the day. But, now I'm going back through the #pyastro15 feed to see what catches my eye:

There are a ton of tweets raving about how good the week was. I so wish I had been there. I would love to have attended and hope that next time my schedule works and I win the lottery of a slot. (My schedule worked this time, but the oversubscription was high and I didn't get a slot.)

Thursday
Apr232015

Python in Astronomy 2015 from afar: Tweets from Day 4

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Day 4 of the Python in Astronomy 2015 and I had very little chance to watch the tweeting in real-time. (I was being covered in glue, scraps of paper, and fluorescent feathers while helping 50 or so 4-6 year olds make Chilean Macaroni Penguin headbands on their 'field trip' to South America. At the end I was super impressed with the 3 minute non-stop flight time from Lima to Flagstaff on Montessori Airways. I've made a note to look in to this airline for my next trip south. With flight times that fast I won't care about their upgrade policies.) Here's my scraping of today's #pyastro15 tweets, which may be a little shorter because of lower tweeting rates and I've only a few minutes before I have to go:

(I just want to be there...) (hmm... I need to figure out tagging correctly as some of mine are there and some are not. Task added to OmniFocus...)

Ok, folks, you're stress-testing Safari with the number of tabs you've gotten me to open of things I want to check out. Thanks again & have another great day tomorrow.

Wednesday
Apr222015

Python in Astronomy 2015 from afar: Tweets from Day 3

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Day 3 of the Python in Astronomy 2015 and I continue to watch longingly from afar. Today was much busier here, so I didn't keep up as much during the day. But, it also seems like the attendees tweeted a little less as they are more heads-down into coding and workshops. Here's my scraping of what caught my eye in the #pyastro15 twitter stream today:

(He's Shaun the sheep, He's Shaun the sheep, He even mucks about with those who cannot bleat....Cannot bleat!) (ahem, um, yes. Having gotten my org blocked for a few hours by [redacted] a few years ago. I don't think anyone at my org ever found out as I was able to grovel apologetically quickly enough.) (Yes, yes, YES, please!! especially if I can download them and watch them on airplanes.) (Need to check this out. My old standby for figuring out how to automate website interactions isOmniWeb, but it hasn't been under active development for some years.) (planning to do that a little later today myself) (I keep hearing about anaconda...need to look into one of these days.) (oh, that would just double my jealousy!)

Thanks everyone and keep it up tomorrow!

Tuesday
Apr212015

Python in Astronomy 2015 from afar: Tweets from Day 2

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Python in Astronomy 2015 is going on this week and I'm not there. Here's my scraping of what caught my eye in the #pyastro15 twitter stream today:

(definitely added to me task list to check out) (I think I've said it before, but some of my most satisfying code days are when I reduce my code-base by 100s of lines.) (hmm, guess I'm not ordering a shirt as I don't see Tall sizes. I'm used to that. The labcoat is tempting.) (What never? No never? What never? Well, hardly ever! and I never ever sink at sea) (and 99% of the time, that poor sap is yourself, at least if you're me.) (I need to look into that for a few side projects...) Source Extraction and Photometry (SEP) cython packaging see also this ipython notebook (yes, I want...)

Thanks again everybody who's tweeting #pyastro15, it's fun and hugely informative to keep up from afar.

Monday
Apr202015

Python in Astronomy 2015 from afar: Tweets from Day 1

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Python in Astronomy 2015 is going on this week and I'm not there (boo, though that did give me time today to release a project of mine). But, lots of participants are kindly tweeting under the hashtag #pyastro15. I was watching the twitter stream when I could during the day and grabbed the tweets that I found most interesting. View the following as a glimpse into my OmniFocus Personal-Tech-Advancement list of things I want to look into and/or things I know now but may forget and want to be able to re-locate easily in the future. And, things I found interesting or important. And, maybe, a few tweets that made me laugh or that otherwise caught my eye. And, no, really, this is only a small sample of the tweets that came out from #pyastro15 today.

Thanks everyone at #pyastro15! Keep up the good tweeting tomorrow.

(The flash intros seem to have been quite a hit, though went so fast that not many people tweeted them.) (Hey, I still have a soft spot for F77. I did a lot of coding in F77 in the day. And, F90 was a major revelation when I started using it.) (um, yeah, um. Realizing that not only do I turn a big round number this summer, but this summer I'll have been in my tenure-track/tenured job longer than I was a grad-student/post-doc combined. I'm middle-something'd by now.) (I never figured out what this referred to and remain curious...) (A colleague of mine puts it less elegantly as "You may think you're having your cake and eating it too, but you're just getting crumbs all over yourself." Focus and limiting projects is hard. There are so many exciting things out there to work on.)

(BTW: as a point of personal preference, I'm not on Facebook and not repeating any tweets that refer to it.)

(I'm watching the IRC with gitter; I've only been using it for a day so far, so no endorsements from me yet, but it seems good at first look.) (Not just on stackoverflow, but everywhere, ok? Please? I've heard of some awful things recently. Let's lead by example.) (how true, how true. Wait, that was me.) (bad enough I'm jealous of everyone at #pyastro15 because of the content and colleagues in attendance. now food too!??!) (my request is now submitted) Also, Pauline Barmby delayed getting a much needed beer to write up a blog post regarding Day 1:

Looking forward to another good day tomorrow! Keep the tweets coming.