#introduction Hello! I am Gaelan D'costa
I'm 3X and I'm a third-culture once-kid (Goa, India->Saudi->Canada). He/It works.
I'm a site reliability engineer. I love coffee-making and can pour decent latte art. I am a kind of music nerd! I arguably like science fiction although I've barely had time to relax recently.
I go through depressive/self-esteem/ahedonia moods but I try to keep it pleasant. I like to low-key better the world.
I intend this account to be my brand/pro/straightforward one!
I think last week I briefly understood what flatMap meant in a cosmic sense; but I teach for that awareness today and it is gone :)
in the mood to listen to the beatles. remembering how I never centred on them as some crux of western music for reasons I don’t quite know (I liked prog more when I learned about western music?)
Thinking about Oum Kulthum; hoe many artists were bigger than the beatles before the beatles?
I have shirked off kubernetes for a long time because so little of it made sense to me; but as our team now actually understands docker it means we realize what docker ecosystems need, and it winds up that kubernetes is the socially accepted way to not build all that yourself?
glad I’m doing distributed systems work again, also :)
went to a google cloud conference yesterday in Kitchener/Waterloo; team bonded with our google liason team (for totally organic reasons I’m sure) and I have a reason to play around with Kubernetes now, thanks to some paid-by-google coursera workshop course they gave me.
Trying to convert a React app into a Redux app for pedagogical purposes and feeling like an idiot whenever I try to clean how to make something work
I am really glad I did not listen to Deltron 3030 as a child because it is very good nerd rap, which inspired a whole slew of terrible nerd rap that assumed an overloading of references is enough
MC++ is possibly the only nerd-core rap I ever enjoyed both for music and content. Curious about Dr. Octagon
Irritated at X Windows, and perhaps window systems in general (i.e. wayland)
I should once again look into whether I can run emacs, some kind of reasonable image-rendering browser, multi-monitor support and Ctrl/CapsLock keyboard swapping in a pure console mode without resorting to dodgy things like modifying hardcoded files.
Twitter Goal: Replace current political strife about things outside my sphere of influence with sources of actionable items within my sphere of influence.
Small embers of delight at being a software developer enkindle.
Went to the first #paperswelove in Toronto in a few months; paper was on Homomorphic Encryption as it relates to full-genome bioinformatics.
Understood about 40% of the material which was a high-water mark for me. Either mental calisthenics or need for eyeglasses made me drowsy.
Huh. I found a password manager that's "unix-like" in the sense that
Passwords are just GPG-encrypted files laid out in a particular way. This means you can arguably use git to version and distribute your passwords file.
The amount of plugins suggest that modularity is paying off. I wonder what the browser and mobile experience is like. I wonder if there is yubikey support.
I like the idea of not needing a self-hosted DB, or something like dropbox.
But consider party rap, Gaelan. Is Andrew W.K. is doing to rock what was decades old in Rap?
Now there are cultural and demographic and genre factors; perhaps beyond my ability to comprehend!
Feels off saying white in this context ... it's true in the sense that it doesn't speak for a lot of experiences, and can't account for a lot of PoC narrative. But it's not explicitly white the way the narrative is explicitly straight. Just as it can't speak to all classes either.
But what would say an Indian-American equivalent of Andrew W. K. sound like? If he sounded exactly the same, I hope it would be fine, I hope he would not require additional signifiers or sounds to be considered valid.
Thinking about the band #japandroids
They're a Canadian equivalent to #AndrewWK
AWK is centred around the manifesto of partying and a singular force of focus. He is framed (purposely or externally) as platonic form of straight white masculinity.
Japandroids were two awkward kids who expressed their young straight? male anxieties in off-kilter punk Post-Nothing. Success enabled them to grow into a positive set of (straight white) masculinity Canadiana rock voices. Confidence of experience.
Control the indentation and we can infer the parentheses
Control the parentheses and we can infer the indentation
There's some math involved which I'll trust proves the guarantee or whatever
The idea of needing less lisp-specific hotkeys sounds really promising!
Going to write more lisp code hopefully and put it through its paces!