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Nomad

My lease with Psycho Killer Cat is up, and I chose not to seek a new one, for reasons like "want to travel more" and "fear committing to another lease with a startup job". So I'm back to the Airbnb migration I was doing for six months last year. It'll probably be harder now, as various cities have been cracking down; certainly Cambridge and Somerville rooms seem a lot scarcer now, though I was also looking last minute at a busy period. OTOH, I'm aiming to actually travel this time, with two weeks in NYC next week.

I suppose there are various degrees of nomadism: last year, and also my three months in Europe back in 2010, were lots of 1-4 week stays; other nomads might stays for some months, or even a year, before moving on. My boss is friendly to my 'working vacations', though I don't know if he'd be happy with my disappearing from town for 3 months...

So far I've stayed a couple days in North Arlington, and currently Watertown a mile west of the square. Both were quiet and sleepy, apart from yardwork. Arlington did have a reservoir and the Great Meadow nearby. NY will be in Queens.

Lots of Lime (dockless) bikes in Arlington and Watertown; my first attempt was pretty negative though, as the seat kept collapsing under me, which is a *really* unpleasant feeling: pain and ache up through my right inside (like, not the skin muscles, but further in.) I poked at a bike in Watertown, which seemed more stable, but chickened out of renting it.

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notthebuddha
Sep. 10th, 2018 03:25 pm (UTC)
Your landlord is a cat?
mindstalk
Sep. 10th, 2018 08:10 pm (UTC)
No, but my roommates had a cat that would stalk and attack me.
notthebuddha
Sep. 10th, 2018 03:26 pm (UTC)
Do you have some systematic way of learning a new coding language, or characterizing it for reference as you learn it?
mindstalk
Sep. 10th, 2018 08:14 pm (UTC)
The most systematic way I have is working through a tutorial for the language.

A couple years ago I'd been working on what I called Language Reference Suites, which were big blobs of code doing standard things: math, loops, IO, arrays and other basic data structures... also including comments as appropriate, including "I expected this to work but it doesn't", which is the sort of thing that's often a lot harder to search for.

https://github.com/zdamien/langRefSuite is it, FWIW.
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