so this covid risk calculator is actually really well done. it's extensively thought-out, based on actual science, considers where you live and current data in making its calculations, and you can read a very accessible, thorough explanation of their reasoning:
i'm finding it very helpful in this time of "reopening propaganda" which is coming from everywhere in the US, it seems.
For various reasons and by a twisting route, I started thinking about building my own spreadsheet. Like you do. And then, thinking about how to model cell dependencies, to make recalculation cheap(er), I came to the idea of implementing a spreadsheet with a filesystem and make. Which just makes me think of all those stories from the 90s where someone abused sendmail.cf to make it a calculator or whatever. Ah, good times.
And, in corollary, encourage one another to do what is right. “Maybe you ought to eat some real food.” “Oh, I’m having a rough day, I just wanna pig out on ice cream.” “You know, that’s rough. I’m sorry. But seriously, some good, real food will take care of you better than ice cream ever will.”
Hey, FSF. Since you won’t listen to women, how about listening to me, a middle-aged white guy?
My years of working in software have taught me that yes, it does matter how easy it is to set up a new project. Because you only do it a handful of times in your life, and each time you do you won’t remember how to do it.
That said, if the only reason your favorite framework is superior to mine is that it’s easier to set up a new project, I will only admit you’re right a handful of times. In my life.
I put on a new-to-me album of wordless beep-boop for background music while coding yesterday, but couldn’t focus on the task. I need *familiar* beep-booping to get in the zone. This may be one reason why I don’t have a lot of new music in my library. I mean, besides my being tragically uncool and ancient.
And this is the sort of thing that makes me think that I am exceptional. Because they get lots of responses, but the times I ask questions, the silence is deafening. So, nobody else is working on the stuff that I do.
Bagpiper, retired programmer.
A Mastodon instance for the San Francisco Bay Area. Come on in and join us!