Commuter Bookclub – The Nerdist Way (Chris Hardwick)

I spend a lot of time in the car. For people like me there are a couple of things that keep us sane. Good books are one of them.

Welcome to The Commuter Bookclub!

This week, let’s talk about The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick. Come for the Nerdist revolution, stay for the self-help book (?).

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The Astropy Problem

This came across my “professional” social feeds today (meaning the Facebook groups frequented by people who are astronomers and/or scientists).

The paper itself is something that one might expect to actually show up as an opinion piece in Nature or Science, though I doubt it will. It’s a little too biographical for those places.

The general gist of things is that this white paper is calling out what most people already know: code costs money and providing good code to the scientific community is costing some people in terms of their careers.

 

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Commuter Bookclub – Grave Peril (Jim Butcher)

I spend a lot of time in the car. For people like me there are a couple of things that keep us sane. Good books are one of them.

This week, let’s talk about The Dresden Files: Gravel Peril by Jim Butcher. A wizard in Chicago, you say? Tell me more…

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Commuter Bookclub – You’ll Never Be Weird on the Internet (Felicia Day)

I spend a lot of time in the car. For people like me there are a couple of things that keep us sane. Good books are one of them.

This week, let’s talk about You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day.

 

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