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Weeknotes for 2023-05-28

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these. The last few work weeks1 have been so busy that by the end of the Friday work day I’ve been too tired to write a post. But I’m back home after a week overseas and it’s a long weekend, so let’s use this opportunity to catch up.

Over the last few weeks:

  • Reading
    • I read and enjoyed The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw. It’s a wicked horror novella that takes fairy tale of The Little Mermaid and turns it on it’s head with an eldritch apocalypse.
    • Inadvertently started my reread of the Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir. As you do.
  • Watching
    • Watched the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special, which was cute, but mostly forgettable, with one exception: the Old 97s performing a delightfully weird song.

      Watch on YouTube: "I Don't Know What Christmas Is (But Christmas Time is Here)"
    • Watched Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which was also mostly forgettable, which is a shame because Jonathan Major’s performance as Kang is very good.

    • Starting watch Silo on AppleTV+. I’m only four episodes in, but it’s compelling as hell.

  • Development
    • Contributed a small patch to django-stubs to help address an error where the db_comment argument introduced in Django 4.2 wasn’t being recognized as valid.
    • Contributed support for BSD-3-Clause to the mz-lictools project.
    • Also contributed support for selected elements of the Podcast Index namespace to podcastparser, which I needed for an analysis project I was working on.
  • Explorers Wanted

And that’s it!

  1. A note on format: going forward I’m going to skip giving any work-related recaps because you don’t need to hear about my meetings. ↩︎


Weeknotes for 2022-03-25
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This week in the world of Daniel: Released two new versions of django-quotes. Those are focused around making the app more flexible for lots of users, and some developer help with typing annotations.
Weeknotes for 2022-03-18
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Weeknotes for 2023-03-24
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I’m in the Netherlands currently so I’ve had lots of meetings while fighting jet lag. This week in Daniel: Finished reading How To Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix. It was an excellent novel about generational trauma, grief, and evil puppets.