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The smoke and mirrors of unlimited paid time off
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The smoke and mirrors of unlimited paid time off 

Granting unlimited paid holiday doesn’t make these problems go away – in fact, it can make them worse. With UPTO, workers are not technically owed any vacation days, since there’s no fixed number, and everything must be cleared by the boss on a case-by-case basis. For workers, establishing what the ‘right’ amount of paid time…

The Sistine Chapel of Socialism
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The Sistine Chapel of Socialism 

Bulgaria dispatchAn enormous monument to the Communist Party in Bulgaria is now a decrepit ruin. The country is wrestling with how to deal with a symbol of an unwanted and, in many ways, deeply ugly past.A masterpiece of brutalist architecture, the building formerly known as the Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party opened in…

Useful Python Decorators for Data Scientists 

Introduction In this post, I will show some @decorators that may be useful for Data Scientists. It may also be useful to revisit previous Bytepawn posts on decorators: Building a toy Python @dataclass decorator Python decorator patterns all Bytepawn posts tagged with python The ipython notebook is up on Github. @parallel Let’s assume I write…

Useless Use of “dd” (2015)
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Useless Use of “dd” (2015) 

tl;dr: dd works for reading and writing disks, but it has no advantages and some disadvantages over just treating the disk as a regular file. In many commands it’s entirely pointless. If you’ve ever used dd, you’ve probably used it to read or write disk images: # Write myfile.iso to a USB drive dd if=myfile.iso…

How does find by example work in the Pharo Finder
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How does find by example work in the Pharo Finder 

Veja o post original em português em How does find by example work in the Pharo Finder. One of the things that looks like magic is the search for methods through examples. But we will see that there is no black magic in this if we take into account the fantastic reflection capacity of Pharo Smalltalk . The tool is…

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