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I'm Jordi. expat living in , . I can say expat instead of immigrant 'cause I've had a super-sheltered and comfortable life. Nothing dreadful has ever happened to me.

I like , , , , and old because I'm old (not that old).

I also do software stuff because of course.

I work on assessments and , which I want to call cause we need that word again!

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@JordiGH this drives me absolutely batshit, tbh. I have /three/ surnames, and don't go by my last one (though it is one of my dad's), because Brazilians just use whichever surname they prefer

wtf is a "middle initial" you lazy culturally inept programmers????

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Oh man I've made it now. I'm getting recruiter spam in French!

Pet peeve: hyphenation of Spanish surnames for the benefit of English speakers and other foreigners.

We have two family names! Father's and mother's, in that order! I will forever fight that hyphen between my surnames just because other cultures don't understand that I want both of my parents in my name.

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I love cats and quadrilaterals. Why sit on squares? Why get so much pleasure out of having little fabric square cat blankets on the ground?

I guess we lie around on beach blankets and pillows, so we do it, too...

Man, I don't know why I was having so much trouble yesterday. The Poisson-like distribution with heavier tails that I wanted akin to a discretised Gamma distribution -- I almost exactly described a negative binomial distribution.

I think I was getting confused because it appears that Octave and Excel reverse the usual roles of the probabilities of success and failure that I see elsewhere.

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Whoo boy, made some so hot that my ears popped like when the air pressure changes, aw, yeah, that's the good stuff.

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wanna hate yourself? all of these balls are the same color

Father's day, death Show more

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I wanted to write a blog post but in the middle of it I got distracted by the negative binomial distribution and I had forgotten everything about it.

Now I'm trying to figure out how defines it and if it just has some parameters backwards compared to textbooks and Wikipedia or if I'm reading it wrong.

What's a good distribution for Poisson-like counts but with heavier tails? Say, for 1000 counts with average 2, 98% of all counts cluster around 0-5, but twenty counts go as high as 100 in value.

Maybe some discretised gamma distribution?

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#mercurial topics are actually really useful when you need to work against upstream while handling you list of patches '-'

It's like small tags/branchs so you can group your commits and easily rebase them if needed and the topics/branches disapears after merging.


Doc is missing an important part: migration your current commits to a topic, it's super easy to to : hg topics --rev

I have seen African women get praised for their colourful summer clothes around town, usually by white women.

I wonder if they appreciate the praise or would just rather be left alone.

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Anyone got a favourite banana pancake recipe? I need to fix some breakfast.

On hate speech Show more

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