• What Else Is There?

    Why so obsessed with money? Aren’t there other measurements of success? Obviously. In today’s society, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that success is defined solely by how much money you make. We are constantly bombarded with messages that suggest that financial success is the only measurement of success that truly matters. […]

  • “Thinking about moving into financial counseling?”

    “Or just full blown Ted speaker?” I know I know – two financial posts in two days? It’s a shift. I’ve added a section to the Farmer Project – A Penny Earned – which is focused on figuring out my personal finances. To that end, I’ve even created a meetup – Online Personal Finance Group […]

  • From Negative Belief$ to Po$itive Thinking

    Our beliefs and attitudes about money can have a powerful impact on our financial well-being. Negative beliefs, such as feeling unworthy of money or associating money with greed, can lead to financial stress, poor decision-making, and avoidance of financial planning. But the good news is that we can choose to shift our mindset and adopt […]

  • $hift Your Mind$et

    Money is a powerful force in our lives, influencing everything from our daily activities to our long-term goals and dreams. Yet, many of us struggle with negative beliefs and emotions surrounding money, which can block the flow of abundance and prosperity in our lives. One way to overcome these blocks is by practicing money affirmations. […]

  • Write a Few Jokes Based on Yesterday’s Post, Please?

    Sure, here are a few jokes related to the blog post: Why did the turtle visit TheRain.dev? To learn how to bust a move in Python! What do you call a dancing turtle that knows Python? A “turtley groovy” programmer! Why did the turtle graphics program throw an error? Because the turtle didn’t have enough […]

  • Get Your Groove on with Python: Creating a Dancing Turtle with Turtle Graphics!

    I prompted ChatGPT to “write a python program that draws a dancer”, write this blog post, and then help me write the README.md and such to put all the code online in its own GitHub repository. Python is a versatile programming language that can be used for a wide range of applications, from data analysis […]

  • Please Write a Few Jokes About Dance and Distributed Systems

    Sure, here are a few jokes about dance and distributed systems: Why did the distributed system refuse to dance? Because it couldn’t get all the nodes to synchronize their moves! What do you call a group of distributed systems dancing together? A load-balancing conga line! Why did the dancer bring a laptop to the dance […]

  • The Distributed Computing Ballet

    Distributed computing is a complex topic that involves the use of multiple computers and devices working together to solve a problem. The principles of distributed computing can be difficult to grasp, but they can be explained using ballet terms to help make the concept more accessible. In ballet, dancers perform a routine together, each with […]

  • Dancing with Code: Comparing the Similarities and Differences Between Dance and Software Development

    Dance and software development may seem like two entirely different fields, but they actually share some interesting similarities and differences. In this blog post, we’ll explore these similarities and differences, and how they relate to each other. First, let’s look at the similarities between dance and software development. Both fields require a certain level of […]

  • Holy OpenAI, Batman

    A friend introduced me to https://chat.openai.com/chat today and holy hell I’m impressed. I told it to write a blog post based on my speaking bio: write a blog post about me based on this short description, “Rain Leander is a systematic, slightly psychic, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in […]

  • How Much Debt Do You Currently Owe?

    If that title made you puke a little in the back of your mouth, you’ll understand why I’ve built an entire new project within The Farmer Project dedicated to personal finance. I’m tired of being scared of All Things Money ™. Including debt. Damnit. The goal for the project is that I will have established […]

  • In Case of Darkness

    Sometimes the anxiety or depression becomes so overwhelming that you need coping strategies but you forgot those coping strategies and so, similar to the joyous list, here are the coping strategies. In case you forget. In case I forget. In case we forget.