[Chicago] Anyone using Python 3?

Randy Baxley randy7771026 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 14:53:36 CET 2014

It is funny the things one learns and the levels on which we are able to
understand them.  I was at that Pumping Station: One presentation and had
no idea how it might apply to me.  Since I have never used a blue line stop
south of Clinton I googled blue line Kedzie and on the page clicked around
to get to a picture of the stop above ground and this map:


When I was 547 pounds and new to the area a friend who I met somehow that
was sort of a pioneer in the telecommunications sector here understood my
statement that 'it is not if I can take a step, it is how many steps I have
left.'  He promised without prompting to send me the applications for
handicap hangdowns which also led me to the RTA trainers who recommended
after seeing me totally freak out  when the blue line went underground and
bolt to the closest exit at the Clark and Lake Blue line stop that I not
ride public transportation.  This claustrophobic like reaction subsided
with my weight loss but when I have the time I still prefer to go to the
Brown Line when traveling around the loop and north side.  Anyway, let us
assume that everyone can get to that station, when they walk out onto the
overpass will they turn to the right or left?  How many blocks will they
need to walk and will they need to cross the street?  Those are the types
of questions I would like a visual CTA app to make unnecessary.

On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com>wrote:

> Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 includes access to the latest stable
> versions of the following languages:
> ...
> Python 3.3, which offers significant improvements in language
> consistency, Unicode performance, imports, and distribution of
> packages.
> http://videos.pumpingstationone.org/video/26/red-hat-software-collections
> btw - this thing (not really sure what the proper name of it is - Red
> Hat Software Collections is likely it, but that's a lot of words)  is
> kinda like virtualenv for linux binaries, and python can be one of
> them, which means python and all of its libs can live is there own
> thing, which is what virtualenv does too, so it can replace
> virtualenv.    This does not mean it should, just passing on what made
> me understand it.
> back to Python 3 - If anyone wants to spend the day porting something,
> we can get some PSF funding to cover pizza and such.  The Pizza parlor
> that is basically at the Kedzie blue line stop has a meeting room that
> would be perfect place to spend the day.  I can supply power strips :)
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM, David Rock <david at graniteweb.com>
> wrote:
> >> * Nick Bennett <nick at goggl.es> [2013-12-30 20:32]:
> >>> I'm speaking unofficially here - I work in sort of legacy systems,
> running
> >>> CentOS with various versions of Python, all less than 2.7. Some of our
> >>> servers have Python 2.5, others have 2.6. There's some adherence to
> what's
> >>> in the official repositories for the respective version of CentOS on
> that
> >>> server, which is out of my control and I don't understand anyway.
> >>
> >> I'm in a similar boat.  I use what's supplied by Red Hat for RHEL (which
> >> is the same stuff CentOS uses).  This comes from having accountability
> >> for what's on the systems and the need to be able to ask Red Hat for
> >> help if something on the system breaks.
> >>
> >> Until Red Hat supplies python 3, there's no way I'll ever be able to use
> >> it.
> >
> > http://developerblog.redhat.com/2013/09/12/rhscl1-ga/
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