Python Bytes and Characters

Last week I lost two days of my life fighting with Python, encoding, and Supervisor. It all starts with the fact that in Python2 doesn’t handle encodings very well. I’ll leave the discussion of how Python2 handles encodings at that because Python2 is dead at the end of 2019 but suffice it to say that […]

Software Projects

Throughout my time at the University of Washington I have had the privilege of being able to build a lot of systems that underpin large portions of the University’s computing infrastructure. I’m starting to pull some of those systems out of the University’s source control, make some modifications to them such that they are generally […]

Python SSL Socket Server

I recently had to build a small server application in Python. It did not need to be anything complicated. It needed to run on about one hundred servers and receive a tiny command to do something and then be done. A web server would have been overkill and a was definitely not available on all […]

Views from the Viaduct

At near midnight on January 11th, 2019, the state of Washington closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct permanently after more than sixty years ferrying cars along the Seattle waterfront. The dull roar that made it impossible to hold a conversation in Victor Steinbrueck Park disappeared and with it a calm that the waterfront has not heard […]

Black and White Photography

I began taking a black and white photography class at the North Seattle College continuing education program last week. One week in and it’s just been a bunch of people who are seemingly good photographers show me their photographs and saying “try looking at things this way!” But we had an assignment the first week […]