Epic Beard Man

Some days I’m a social being, some days I’m not. The last week I’ve mostly been the latter, spending my time outside of work and the gym at home where I’ve been watching TV, playing Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City on my soon-to-melt Xbox 360 and looking at the Twitter API documentation.

Am I stuck in an antisocial rot? Might sound like it. That I haven’t shaved in two weeks says “yes”. But the reason for my lack of shaving is Norway’s Chuck Norris1, a.k.a. Lars Monsen. He once said that shaving when it is as cold as it’s been this winter was a really bad idea. He also mentioned that he thought the same thing about showering, but I’m not planning to follow up on that one. The no-shaving-thing works very well, though, -20 Celsius is not a challenge anymore. I should shave soon, though, because I’m starting to scare kids. True story.


As I’ve been examining the Twitter API more closely, it’s struck me how simple the data collection will be. Or how simple it might be, as most other coders I tend to underestimate most tasks. To make it a bit more interesting, I’ve decided to implement everything in Python, a programming language I know jack about. But I see those .py files everywhere, so I’m guessing it can be used for something useful. I was also considering Perl, but after reading a few Perl vs. Python discussions, I decided to go with the Python fans.

So there you have it, my next hobby is the Global Happiness project, to be written in Python. Maybe I don’t have to shave for another two weeks?

  1. What was going through the minds of all of Chuck Norris’ victims before they died? His shoe. ↩︎


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