Whether you’re a scientist, a student in mathematics or a “hobbyist” mathematician, you’re probably looking forward to next Tuesday, the national mathematics holiday! Here are a few ideas to make your party excePIonal: Bring pie, lots of pi… square… Pin the digits on the pi number 3d printed pi symbols Group brainstorming session… what would […]
It may be tempting to use the Yahoo search engine as an alternative to Bing or Google or DuckDuckGo, (after all it is often the default search engine), but there may be hidden dangers to this, particularly in the fact that ads at the top show exactly like the normal results. For example, search for […]
If you work on a software project full-time or are even just thinking about doing a bit of programming for fun over the holidays, these are some newsletters you may be interested in: CSS-Tricks.com – CSS is an important part of styling the web, which is an part of nearly any software project. Also has […]
Ios 10 was released the other day, yet what most of the reviewers, and Apple itself have not pointed out, is the fact that the software is not compatible with the usual usb transfer protocol of iOS 8 and 9 (the software that comes with Ubuntu 16.04) Apparently this is due to a change in […]
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UPDATE – Looks like most of these have new sessions and are available again. If you have been learning on Coursera recently you probably got an email earlier this month saying – Effective June 30, 2016, courses on the old platform will no longer be available. You should use this opportunity to save any relevant […]
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Hacking Math Class with Python (by Peter Farrell) is a great introduction to Python for beginners, and explains some advanced mathematical concepts in a programmer-friendly terms. Starting off with simple “turtle” module for graphics, it goes to more advanced topics such as complex numbers and plotting fractals and 3d spheres. What you’ll learn: Basic ifs/loops, […]
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A little-known easter egg in Python gives some useful coding mantras of good practice in Python programming: Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. Flat is better than nested. Sparse is better than dense. Readability counts. Special cases aren’t special enough to […]
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If you couldn’t make it to PyCon programming convention this year, (or just didn’t get to listen to every talk you wanted to hear) you’ll be happy to find videos posted to the youtube channel here! Some highlights: Native mobile apps using Python! Xonch – the best of both worlds, Bash/Python?
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If your new year’s resolution is to expand your programming knowledge, career advancement in IT, and/or helping improve the Tunesviewer project (hint hint 🙂 you may enjoy these great free ebooks: How to Make Mistakes in Python This book has practical advice for everyone’s favorite scripting language – in fact, most of the tips in […]
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While TigerVPN is a fast and useful service to keep unencrypted traffic from getting man-in-the-middle‘d, they didn’t provide easy instructions for setup in Ubuntu. Here are a few easy steps to set up your service on Ubuntu (tested on 14.04): Install the network-manager-openvpn-gnome program. On Ubuntu/Debian this is: “sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome” – enter that […]