- I signed up for a 2h prolog course on coursera
- TIL pip3 install google_speech gets you good TTS in Linux, way better than spd-say
I'm going to try to start writing longer form in my journal entries; as of recently I've mostly done arbitrary-levelled item lists, which map nicely to trees, but I miss the expressivity of prose.
This week is critical at work; there are many decisions to be made for my project, and two review sessions scheduled. I'm finding the concreteness of what needs to happen this week helpful; I dislike deadlines in general but whenever they actually make sense to me I find them useful and can get behind them.
Thanks to a tip from Jacob, I’m registered for my first dose of vaccine using TeleHippo.
Apparently they partnered with BC Pharmacies and got this done.
The form filling worked and got me a booking, so I’m glad it exists. But I shook my head at the “phone numbers only no spaces or dashes” and the two incompatible ways of entering in birthdates.
Along with limited open data and collection timing by the PHO here in BC after 13 months, I really do wish we could have better government digital services.
Meanwhile in California, a volunteer team is working to pull together vaccine availability. Simon Willison just joined the team and talked about porting from Airtable to Django. 40M population vs our little 4M population province. Volunteers doing a great job. But still — volunteers!