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beyond the Kuiper Belt, over the sea

Archive for June, 2015

Oh-my-zsh, virtualenvwrapper plugin, errors when you cd

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

(Because a few people have been having this problem.)

Have you recently updated oh-my-zsh on your OS X install? Do you use the virtualenvwrapper plugin? Are you seeing “workon_cwd:6: command not found: realpath” whenever you try to cd?

There’s a simple fix: brew install coreutils. That will provide the realpath command.

Lessons for a freelancer from time in an office

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A year and a season ago, I took a new job, working at a small start-up in Boulder that aims to help people reduce home energy use. Last week was my last day there (I’m moving on to work with a team doing face recognition), and so I thought I’d write up some of what I learned.

This all comes from the point of view of someone who has mostly lived in a freelance mode, beginning with controlling my own schedule while I was high school age. So I’m unaccustomed to showing up at the same place regularly on someone else’s schedule. I’m unaccustomed to a lot of components of office life. And that’s exactly why I took the job in the first place. (more…)