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Tanay Mondial 2020 Boots on the Ground Update

Payments, COVID-19 precautions and testing, Internet and phone service, and drop zone life in Russia - this discussion covers a few things and lessons learned about everyday life and operations in Russia (Moscow, Moscow region, Ryazanskaya oblast).  Use this guide to get all your stuff worked out before you fly from home so that things are as smooth as possible.

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Fixing devpi package uploads in a Python 3.6.5 world

Upgrading our virtualenv builds to use Python 3.6.5 and the latest versions of setuptools, wheel, pip, and virtualenv broke publication.  We use a private devpi server and it rejected the new packages with the erro…

Archiving my DVD library

My DVD library is down to a few hard-to-find titles. Some foreign, some out of print, some from other regions. This post describes the set up and commands for backing them up to Matreoshka Video format using a headless …

Mini-Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

tl;dr:  Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Marvel Studios movie. Sam Reimi's 2002 film is an engaging, classical Spider-Man story. Spider-Man is to Marvel what Batman is to DC Comics:  the superhero who everyo…