Week Notes: 6

Mar 1, 2022 21:26 · 421 words · 2 minutes read weekly-reviews

As long as you recognise that intrusive thoughts are just thoughts and you have no desire to act on them, intrusive thoughts aren’t harmful.

Free And Open Source(FOSS) Work

  • I’ve started really taking a liking to pytest over Python’s in-built unittest because it’s way less verbose(no classes[!]).
  • With genenetwork work, I’ve got into the habit of: defining my problem (on paper in my Bullet Journal) before I mindlessly try to hack at a problem; iterate over my ideas ([again] on paper); and finally code a solution. One big problem I had to fix was: given 2 uneven datasets(in the form of csv files), how would you normalise them so that you can run csvdiff on them?
  • Still working on these: #77 and 675. These 2 need to be merged together. I aim to be done with them, tests and all, this week so that I move on to other more interesting things.

Grad School

  • Finished my group dissertation for some course unit.
  • I like my classes so far. The lecturers are non-judgemental. I’ve also been consistent with my note-taking (The Cornell Method) system, which has really helped me in being active in my classes.
  • Did some assignment(Linear Models) and submitted it in good time.

Long Form Reading

  • Some progress in: “Bad Science”

Personal & Miscellaneous

  • Russia/ Ukraine conflict.
  • I seem to have broken my streak wrt waking up at 5:00 AM every morning. I’m back to the drawing board wrt this. To aid with my sleep, I placed an order for a new mattress. My old one was worn out; I could feel the wood structure under the mattress.
  • I passed on a recommendation to gro-intelligence. I’m happy working full-time in OSS in collaboration with my colleagues. Also, I find the interviewing process very draining.
  • Practised my electric guitar once. I want to bump this up. I want to be good enough to be able to play in a band.
  • Got an hour glass!
  • Got an Eregatti hand-made notebook (woOt woOt o_O o_O)!
  • I want to learn about oppression and it’s history.
  • A couple of power outages(worth mentioning because they lasted several hours each).
  • Something I realised on why some people don’t like Science: “Historically, science has been used a tool of oppression by racists


  • My eyelids got puffy, my eyes were red and aching.
  • Hanged out with some analyst and a dear one at Noir, Westlands.