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Coursera Courses you should download before they’re gone!

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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adminLuke

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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Book Review: Hacking Math Class with Python

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Friday, June 24th, 2016
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adminLuke

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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Fun easter egg in Python and PHP

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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adminLuke

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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PyCon Videos are Up!

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Author:
adminLuke

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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Great free books for beginner and experienced developers

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Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

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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Setting up TigerVPN with Ubuntu

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Saturday, December 19th, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

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 […]

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iOS transfer made easier

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Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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adminLuke

Trouble transferring files to iOS devices from Ubuntu? Now try iosTransferGUI, a simple way to load files onto iPad without having to use the command-line ifuse and libimobiledevice: Unfortunately this requires libimobiledevice 1.2, which is not the default on current Ubuntu. If you don’t want to compile it and related libimobiledevice utilities, there are PPA […]

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Looking for iPad/apps? You may want to reconsider…

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Tablets are great tools for reading and learning on-the go. With that said, there are many reasons you should reconsider using AppleID/Itunes Store on that new iPad for the student on your list: The Bad: Itunes Store may show almost-pornographic album covers on the store front-page, even if you just brought it up to look […]

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What will you do with Ubuntu-drone??

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Ubuntu has been a major player in the “Cloud”, but is now moving to the clouds. A partner is working on an advanced drone that “supports CUDA, OpenCV, and ROS”. (Ars Technica) No idea how the Rodents Of unusual Size will help, but OpenCV and high-tech components will likely bring up some interesting applications. What […]

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Linear Algebra and Sandwiches

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Recently an interesting course opened up on Coursera (A free course system similar to iTunesU, with the added benefit of certificate with completion of a course). In Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications, they give a really good intro to basic Python programming – and mathematical programming in Python3. If, like me […]

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