Posted in 2020
On Maurice Hilleman
- 16 December 2020
I spent today’s evening listening to The Great Vaccinator episode from Radiolab podcast. This episode is about Maurice Hilleman, an amazing microbiologist who is known today as the father of modern vaccine. Hilleman is credited with having saved more lives than any other scientist because he was responsible for developing more than half of the vaccines (measles, mumps, meningitis, etc…) children receive today.
Advent of Code - Day 9: Encoding Error
- 09 December 2020
With your neighbor happily enjoying their video game, you turn your attention to an open data port on the little screen in the seat in front of you.
Advent of Code - Day 8: Handheld Halting
- 08 December 2020
Your flight to the major airline hub reaches cruising altitude without incident. While you consider checking the in-flight menu for one of those drinks that come with a little umbrella, you are interrupted by the kid sitting next to you.
Advent of Code - Day 7: Handy Haversacks
- 07 December 2020
You land at the regional airport in time for your next flight. In fact, it looks like you’ll even have time to grab some food: all flights are currently delayed due to issues in luggage processing.
Advent of Code - Day 6: Custom Customs
- 06 December 2020
As your flight approaches the regional airport where you’ll switch to a much larger plane, customs declaration forms are distributed to the passengers.
Advent of Code - Day 5: Binary Boarding
- 05 December 2020
You board your plane only to discover a new problem: you dropped your boarding pass! You aren’t sure which seat is yours, and all of the flight attendants are busy with the flood of people that suddenly made it through passport control.
Advent of Code - Day 4: Passport Processing
- 04 December 2020
You arrive at the airport only to realize that you grabbed your North Pole Credentials instead of your passport. While these documents are extremely similar, North Pole Credentials aren’t issued by a country and therefore aren’t actually valid documentation for travel in most of the world.
Advent of Code - Day 3: Toboggan Trajectory
- 03 December 2020
With the toboggan login problems resolved, you set off toward the airport. While travel by toboggan might be easy, it’s certainly not safe: there’s very minimal steering and the area is covered in trees. You’ll need to see which angles will take you near the fewest trees.
Advent of Code - Day 2: Password Philosophy
- 02 December 2020
Your flight departs in a few days from the coastal airport; the easiest way down to the coast from here is via toboggan.
Advent of Code - Day 1: Report Repair
- 01 December 2020
After saving Christmas five years in a row, you’ve decided to take a vacation at a nice resort on a tropical island. Surely, Christmas will go on without you.
Migrating from fastpages to sphinx-based blog
- 30 November 2020
After a few months on fastpages hosted on GitHub pages, all the content I have published on my blog is now being built with sphinx hosted on Github pages. This sphinx-based redesign was inspired by this blog post by Chris Holdgraf. Thank you 🙏🏽, Chris!
Chadwick Boseman: Rest Easy King T’Challa. Wakanda 🙅🏾♂️ forever
- 28 August 2020
Dizzy - The Sun and Her Scorch: You don’t just hear it, you feel it
- 02 August 2020
Two years ago I stumble upon indie music, and have never looked back since then. Today, I love indie music for how true to the soul it is. One of my favorite indie artists is Dizzy, a Canadian indie alt-pop four-piece band. Dizzy recently released their new record The Sun and Her Scorch. It is so beautiful! My top two songs on this record are:
A Knitting Weekend with Dash and Python
- 21 January 2020
For the last few months, I’ve become a huge fan of the quiet weekend, the weekend when no plan is the plan, and you are in no hurry at all. I woke up on Saturday morning, and I decided that this weekend was going to be a quiet one. After watching a late morning football game from the English Premier League – yup, I refuse to call it soccer 😀 – I decided to write some code-nothing big, just a few lines of codes to improve my experience with Dash, a tool that I’ve been using for a few months.