Thursday, 1 May 2008

Letting go of my baby

I just added two new developers to the reportbug project on Alioth, Sandro Tosi and Y Giridhar Appaji Nag, who seem to be enthusiastic about working through the big backlog of bug reports and wishlist requests associated with the package. Since my Debian-related interests are largely elsewhere these days, mostly focused on R stuff that has a more tangible relationship with my research (and by extension my future job mobility and/or tenurability) and a few other infrastructural things in Debian (primarily LSB support and printing), I think this is a good development overall. But still, when you’ve been hacking away at something for almost nine years it’s hard not to develop a bit of a sentimental attachment to it. I still plan to be doing some hacking away at reportbug, but hopefully the new blood can take the lead in terms of day-to-day maintenance while I work on some of the desperately-needed code refactoring issues with the software.


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[Permalink] 1. Kalynne Pudner wrote @ Thu, 1 May 2008, 10:47 pm CDT:

You’re a visiting assistant professor of WHAT, again?

Poli Sci sure has changed since my days as a major.


It’s not your father’s political science these days, that’s for sure. Though in fairness a lot of the quantitatively-oriented stuff really doesn’t trickle down much to the undergraduate level a lot of places. And plenty of political scientists don’t do math even today; it’s a very big tent.

Plus I was a computer geek long before I became a political scientist; I didn’t even know there was such a thing as quantitative social scientific research until I was a junior in college (if I had, I might have become a convert earlier; yes, I’m weird).

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