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Greenwood Village Colorado - Indemnifying Police Officers against SB 217

Colorado recently passed SB-20-217 Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity to attempt to improve policing in the state. It makes a variety of policy changes. It was passed on June 19th and Signed on June 19th 2020. It will be enforced starting July 1, 2023 which gives police departments time to adjust their budgets and operations to address the new rules.

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Turning an AWS Transcribe JSON file into a more useful doc

A colleague recently needed to transcribe some recorded interviews. They used AWS Transcribe which outputs a json file that is not super easy to use directly. Luckily a few open source tools have popped up to make them more generally legible. I helped to turn the results into a docx and wanted to document the process for my colleague and anyone else interested in the process.

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Hiring from Denver Coding Bootcamps - 2019

I've had some friends and acquaintances inquire about the idea of "code bootcamps" in Denver. I'm vaguely aware of them, but haven't really looked at them too closely. I've had some great experiences working with graduates of a bootcamp program in LA and wanted to review the Denver options to see what's available and how to hire from them.

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Bike Paths, Plans, and metrics, for Englewood, Colorado

I like to bike for my errands and recreation, so I've thought a bit about how to best get around the Englewood area. I've been thinking about what routes are the best using these criteria:

  • Connecting destinations (schools, retail, transit hubs)
  • Crossing major car-oriented streets at safe locations (e.g. crossing Broadway on Dartmouth is easier than on Eastman)
  • Minimized interaction with cars (e.g. biking on Dartmouth is generally better than Hampden)

I was pleasantly surprised today to find some maps and plans from the city of Englewood:

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Where can you get worm castings in Denver?

As a gardener in Denver I've heard of worm castings as a potential soil supplement/fertilizer before. I've been composting with a traditional aerobic/thermophilic system for a while. The research I've done recently is that worm castings or vermicompost is a much better fertilizer than traditional compost:

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Lightweight Disaster Recovery Simulation: Dungeons and Dragons style

Disasters happen. When they do, are you ready to handle it with grace? In general people get good at handling events that they experience regularly, but high-risk disasters are managed so they don't happen often. It's not every day that power goes out at the primary data center, but when it does you want to be sure that your auto-fail-over actually works. You want to be sure your backups actually work.However, testing disaster preparedness often takes too much time time and creates little organizational value.

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