But, it's also telling that I'm blocking more people recently. I'm not sure why that is, but it's not a great trend. Certainly an indicator of less enjoyment of my time on twitter. Or an indicator that I'm annoying far more people. Or both.
On other occasions, a block is my way of helping out those who are always annoyed by the things I tweet. If you complain about the food every time you come over, next time I might just save you the trouble. But, on most occasions, it's because you've levelled a personal attack.
And yes, on occasion I use a twitter block in the same way you might decide not to invite an old friend to your house party - you know it will end in an argument you don't want to have and things are better if that argument doesn't happen.
One of the things this platform is great for is revealing what people who you've considered friends actually think about you, how easily people will give that up, and how transactional relationships can be.
Hypothesis: code that takes between 5 and 10 minutes to run is the worst for productivity. The run-time is too short to do something else productive, but if you're just filling 5-10 minute blocks while debugging, you're not getting a lot done.
Montreal and Quebec City have hosted the @GPCQM for the last few years and it's been a great addition to the pro calendar, with some of the best riders in the world taking on the two races. Would love to see Worlds on Camilien-Houde again!
Update: The storm is done, and the rest of the house has been deemed safe. Kona has emerged from under the desk and is giving me a look you'd give to someone who decided to stay behind to fight the fire despite the evacuation order and got out of it all unscathed. twitter.com/andrew_leach/s…
I appear to have completed the longest data cleaning and merging project ofy career. I can't wait to re-run the analysis with the newly rebuilt data. Project allows me to identify some facility-level changes in power markets that I hadn't been able to before. More to come.
Almost every major university in Canada (with the notable exception of mine) has developed policy programs where students pay handsomely for the opportunity to interact with those with even moderate proximity to real government decision-making and policy formation. twitter.com/SK8Wireless/st…
Some #ableg twitter reaction to @Ben_S_Harper is ridiculous. Someone with a degree from Queen's, in grad school in the Ivy League, and with the lived experience in policy and politics that he's got would be a cinch for policy job in any govt in Canada. Give your heads a shake.