Rubber Ducky Moments: 'Completely unrelated []interface{}!!!'

I mentioned on Twitter earlier today that very often when I get really stuck on something and finally decide to ask for help on a forum, the answer suddenly hits me as I finish writing my post. Most of the time the problem is something really silly that I just kept completely overlooking, and the answer feels painfully obvious once it clicks. Despite the fact that these might be a little embarrassing to post, I figured rather than letting my entire would-be forum post go to total waste once I finally get what’s happening (and so never end up clicking the “Post” button), it might be nice to post the issue on my blog, if nothing else as a reminder of my own facepalm moments.

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Sleep

During my five week vacation I made myself finally sit down and read a book that’s been recommended to me repeatedly: Why We Sleep by Matthew P. Walker. I will start off by just pasting my Goodreads review: As a chronically sleep deprived person, this book was terrifying. I learned too late not to read this before bed, since it would just keep me up at night thinking about how I really need to fall asleep, making it more difficult to fall asleep.

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Sunset and sunrise on the Tor

Today is our last day in Glastonbury. I will miss this place, but I also feel like I’ve seen everything I wanted to see here, and that I am ready to go home and take a little bit of Glastonbury back with me. I visited the Tor three times on this trip: once during the day, once to see the sunset, and this morning (this time by myself) to see the sunrise.

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First day in Glastonbury - visiting Tor and Chalice Well

I’ve wanted to see the Tor in person for a long time, ever since reading a fantasy book set in Glastonbury in high school. My wish has finally come true! I’m writing this post from a small apartment called Chalice Lodge on High Street, Glastonbury. To my left is an organic restaurant named Hundred Monkeys Cafe. To my right and just across the street is an organic food store. Surrounding those are a myriad of crystal shops, psychic healing practitioners, and other establishments with things like “Avalon” and “Excalibur” in their names.

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IJCAI Session Notes: Rebel Agents

What follows is a set of notes I took during two of the IJCAI Goal Reasoning workshop talks, about rebel agents. Both talks were presented by the same speaker and both focused on rebel agents. These talks were quite short and the speaker had to go fast, so I feel like I missed out on a lot of the information I wanted to record. As a result some parts are obviously omitted and more than usual are written from memory today, increasing potential inaccuracies or misinterpretations.

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