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Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

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veen  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 360th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Lots of James Blake this week.

And some new Caribou:

veen  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the best album of 2019

Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride, or Tyler's IGOR? Couple of okay/decent albums (Anderson Paak, Chet Faker) but nothing that really stood out. 2018 had much better releases IMO.

veen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

With all the conferences and talks and project presentations I've been doing this fall, I've always had a Next Thing In A Week or Two to work towards. That series of sprints ended with my trip to Belgium recently. Now I just have one minor presentation this Monday and then it's waiting for Christmas break to kick in. It's funny, as soon as short-term urgent matters drop to the wayside and I have some space to ponder my plans I always seem to overshoot and end up at the Big Questions of Life and What to Do with It.

It doesn't help that it's the end of the year. Maybe I'll write another reflection like I did the past two years, that was a useful exercise to do.

veen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

If you haven't checked out Matt Colville's YouTube series called Running the Game, you're missing out. There's no need to watch it in order; pick and choose the topics that you want to improve on and watch those. TTRPG's are so much richer, fuller, and fun when you tie everything into the settings' world, instead of cardboard cutouts to slash in a row.

veen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.0 - December 3, 2019 (WIP)

I made this the other day!

It's a polar space-time diagram, visualizing a train route's timetable throughout 24 hours of a weekday. The inside of the donut is one end station at s = 0km, and the train moves from station to station (the grey rings at 10, 21,... km) towards the other end station (at 50km), where it turns around and goes the other way. Outbound trains in red, inbound in blue. There's one train that goes end to end each half hour, and another train that goes halfway and back again every twenty minutes, creating this braided inner donut look.

Made it by mangling a timetable in Excel, loading it into Python with Pandas and visualizing it with Matplotlib which can do weirdass plots like this because ofc it can. cc kleinbl00 can I order this as a GMT clock kthxbaii

Other creative project of mine is that I'm learning Reaper and making electronic music with fortnightly private lessons. My track so far is still unquestioningly in the ass-sucking phase, but I feel like I'm really quick at picking up the ropes.

veen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bugski: deleted? post showing up in "previous posts"

Most likely a SQL statement with an exception that wasn't handled, so something on the serverside.

veen  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

We did discuss it here, but I couldn't find it by that title.

veen  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rep. Adam Schiff’s full closing statement in Hill and Holmes hearing

So I've not been following the news for the past two weeks. Does anyone here know a good out-of-the-loop / what-the-hell-is-happening resource?

veen  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

It was maybe the most enjoyable conference I have attended? Small-scale, quite a lot of familiar faces, and the biggest congregation of people who think about this topic I've seen yet. I was one talk in a series of six about the topic.

It was all in drunk Germ-...I mean, Dutch though. Would be hard to understand for you...

veen  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

Yeah, I think I managed to read the first chapter or two before I noped out of that one. His newer book on time travel had been recommended to me as well, but The Information left a bad taste in my mouth so I doubt I'll ever get to it.

veen  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

On the idea of fairness in transportation. The benefits of transportation are not always distributed fairly over people and places. The way we plan transportation has inherent flaws and assumptions that lead to structural injustices if not properly counterbalanced. It's normal to think of fairness when we're talking about healthcare, or education, or other public goods, but transporation is traditionally spared from such concerns.

veen  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bridgewater has just bet a billion and a half on a March recession.

It feels to like we’ve been talking about the impending crisis for the better part of the past two, three years. I know markets stay irrational for much longer than seems plausible, but at the same time I’m also starting to think that there’s been some interesting pushbacks on the parts of our current economic system that seem to be the most risky. WeWorks’ dropped value and the Feds money pump come to mind.

Is it even possible that the adults in the room have learned from the previous crisis and we can stave it off pretty well, or do you think there’s something fundamentally broken that prevents us from entering some sort of post crisis era like we were promised in the nineties and zeroes?

veen  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

Gotta keep the lights on somehow.

veen  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Just arrived in my hotel in Belgium. There's a two day conference starting tomorrow that I'm also speaking at, and I'm pretty stoked about it. Someone said that a conferences' value is almost entirely based on its ability to bring together interesting peopke, and so far this may be the best conference I've attended in that regard. Relatively small crowd (160 ish), and every attendee must have contributed an essay so it's only those who really care who attend. Bytheway - if one ever needs public speaking tips, I found this neat overview.

Saw Vampire Weekend yesterday. They were pretty baller, the show went in a bunch of interesting directions, from hard rock to punk to a love song, all with a sense of fun that's hard to explain.

veen  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why We Sleep" Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors

Woah. Well researched response. I liked Walkers book a lot, as I'm sure I've mentioned here. It still feels a bit nitpicky, but he addresses that properly too.