Notes for week 29 of 2021

I cI continued the trend of visiting friends and enjoying summer. I temporarily removed sport as I am ramping up to finally become a first-category citizen.


  • I’ve walked 24 km. I’ve been active for 5.5 hours during 6 activities. This week’s max speed was 11.9 km/h.
  • I managed to do a lot of phone calls. I am proud of myself.
  • I’ve learned about PSI, or parasocial interaction. It’s an interesting and useful concept for the age where “media output” isn’t just the author’s work, but the author’s “life feed”.
  • I prepared an adventure of The Quest with a newbie and as expected, the game preparation package works really well


  • Migrations hit again: the easiest way to get rid of invalid defaults (like 0000-00-00 00:00:00 for DATETIME columns) is to add a manual RunSQL migration that says ALTER TABLE table MODIFY column DROP DEFAULT.
  • MySQL Enum field is a bit weird. This article provides a good overview. Django does not use them and using ChoiceField will still modify the underlying ENUM to VARCHAR. This may require planning since it’s an expensive ALTER to do.

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