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  • aspartame - found in the tabletop sweeteners Equal and NutraSweet as well as cereals, yogurt, candy and diet soda.
  • sucralose - found in Splenda as well as baked goods, ice cream, canned fruit, flavored yogurt and syrups
  • acesulfame potassium - often used in “sugar-free” soda
  • agave - has a very high fructose content
  • tabletop sweeteners like Equal, Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low and Truvia
  • aspartame has kind of gotten out of favor, so people aren’t consuming it as much.
  • the body's ability to properly metabolize glucose can be a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular health issues
  • artificial sweeteners — aspartame, saccharin, stevia and sucralose
  • saccharin - found in Sweet ‘N Low





    With a sufficient number of users of an API,
    it does not matter what you promise in the contract:
    all observable behaviors of your system
    will be depended on by somebody.



Notes from

Country         Ukraine                 Russia
                % of global exports     % of global exports
Sunflower oil   42.21%                  21.40%
Wheat            8.91%                  14.20%
Barley           9.74%                   9.50%
Maize (corn)    16.43%                   1.60%

Country         Ukraine                 Russia
                % of global production  % of global production
Sunflower oil   29.53%                  26.96%
Barley           5.61%                  12.89%
Wheat            3.70%                   9.72%
Maize (corn)     3.12%                   1.24%


Notes from

  • The environmental engineering firm T+M Associates
  • an inoperable brain tumor called Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme or GBM

Notes from

  • Acoustic Neuroma (AN)
  • Radiation exposure is a well documented cause of brain tumors
  • The Middlesex Sampling Plant, which has since closed, is located on 9.6 acres, about a 30-minute driving from Colonia.




    • Use
      def process_data(data, /, *, encoding="ascii"):

      instead of

      def process_data(data, encoding="ascii"):

    • A / in the function signature means that all parameters to the left of it are positional-only parameters. Positional-only parameters can't be passed as keyword arguments.
    • A * in the function signature means that all parameters to the right of it are keyword-only parameter. Keyword-only parameters can't be passed as positional arguments.
    • The article goes over this in more detail and is worth reading once end-to-end.


  • Most recent first.
  • Each year in its own page.
  • Separate sections by month and date.
  • If an individual entry takes more than a line, add an extra line for readability.
reading_journal_2022.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/11 12:37 by raju