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Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

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veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Wee Stroll

    After my walk, I merged all of the GPS files together and loaded it in Google Earth. It deviated a bit from my planned route, but that's not important. Apologies for the low resolution - it's just a screencap. I'd love to make a really nice cartographic map to hang on the wall with my route on it, but don't really have the knowhow

Send me the KML and I'll see what I can do!

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

I couldn't get into (guided) meditation because of all the new agey "imagine you're on a beach" crap. I honestly gave up until I found Headspace last month, after someone described it to me 'as the polar opposite of Facebook: introspective, calming, and making your life better':

The exercises are easy and only 10 minutes. I know I sound like a salesperson but I honestly quite like it. :)

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

What does it say about that area that I literally know nothing about the Virginias besides John Denver?

Ambition, Steve. I believe in you!

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

I can work around lazy people and inexperienced people. With resentment, I can get unmotivated people to work. This group had someone in it who couldn't be argued with, which is my kryptonite. If I present a slew of arguments why my proposed idea is better and you can't articulate a single good counter argument, yet you still need to be have it your way? This ain't Burger King, ffs.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

Last week I spent more time than I wanted to finishing the dumb report I mentioned in an earlier pubski. Toggl tells me the whole report took me almost 14 hours, most of it wasted on meetings. Could've written it myself in an afternoon, but no, let's spend an average of 19,5 seconds debating each word in the damn report, which is only 40% of the grade of an insignificant course.

But - it is my last normal course and my last university report ever. Facebook did one of those 'hey remember this?' posts the other day and it was about my graduation from high school five years ago. On the one hand it feels like forever ago, on the other hand it's only five years and I feel like they were more important than all the years that came before it.

Naturally, the picture made me re-examine and reconsider my future. In a few months I'll finally be free to do...what, exactly? I have options but I also feel like I haven't found The Thing yet. You know, The Thing You'll Do For The Rest Of Your Life. I doubt I'll ever find it, but that doesn't keep me from searching for it.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: If Liberals Voted

    And the gaps grow even larger in midterm elections. A mere 17 percent — 17 percent! — of Americans between 18 and 24 voted in 2014, compared with 59 percent of seniors.

Compare and contrast.

    According to Sky News data, the turnout for 18- to 24-year-olds was 66.4 per cent, up from 43 per cent two years ago.

    A survey of 14,000 people after they had voted by former Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft found that two-thirds of 18- to 24-year-olds cast their ballots for Mr Corbyn’s party.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

Nice! I've also been fiddling around with web development this week - I'm teaching myself how to visualize with d3:

I'm using Skeleton for a responsive UI and SQLite for my database. Making that all work with d3 scripts other people wrote is quite the headache though. What frameworks / thingabajings do you use?

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Ether Thief

Good idea! I found a handy Google Chrome extension for that.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Ether Thief

Is there a black-on-white version somewhere? My eyes don't like white-on-black for longform.

Spending some time with the fam, I got some help with coding today:

I listen to NYT's The Daily, which also covered this case. I fully expected her to be exonerated, blaming her change in meds and not equating coercion with manslaughter. Does this feel like justice to you?

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