Weeknote for 10/31/2021



I crawled almost to the end of unit 2 in my Haskell book. I have a bit more to do on the final exercise, which I’ll try to finish in the next day or so.

As much as I want to keep going through unit 4, I need to get back to my Christmas project, so that’ll be this week.



I listened to some Edgar Allan Poe. I had read a little of him in school—I remember “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”—but he didn’t grab me until I heard PodCastle’s version of “The Fall of the House of Usher” a few years ago. Listening to to more of his best works (according to ST Joshi) this past week, I got a better sense of the breadth of stories he told. He was very good at capturing certain moods and adding layers of interest to simple plots. I kept feeling that you could sit with each story quite a while plumbing the depths. I spent a little too long searching for the recordings I wanted for each story, but here were the sources I settled on:



I found another few climate podcasts to follow. The climate podcasts and my regular political ones from earlier in the year will get me through the tension of following the climate-relevant Build Back Better Act in Congress and COP26 at the United Nations over the next couple of weeks. Here are my new ones:

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