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Pi Day Party Ideas

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March 9, 2017
Author:
adminLuke

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 […]

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Using Yahoo as your search engine? You may want to think twice…

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February 16, 2017
Author:
adminLuke

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 […]

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Must-see Newsletters for programmers

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December 12, 2016
Author:
adminLuke

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 […]

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Warning – if you use an iOS device, do NOT update to iOS10!

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September 14, 2016
Author:
adminLuke

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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Coursera Courses you should download before they’re gone!

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June 28, 2016
Author:
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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June 24, 2016
Author:
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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June 15, 2016
Author:
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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June 8, 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?   Share –

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Installing Tunesviewer in Ubuntu 16.04

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April 21, 2016
Author:
adminLuke

UPDATE: Please install the 1.5.4 package from the home page, which fixes packaging for Ubuntu 16.04 Today is the release day of the new and improved Ubuntu 16.04! As with most releases, it’s not too different, and mostly has numerous under-the-hood updates. If you are noticing an error in downloading and installing the .deb from […]

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“Amarok 2 Gains Itunes Music Store Service”

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April 1, 2016
Author:
adminLuke

I never used this feature before – “Amarok 2 gains Itunes Music Store Service” http://amarok.kde.org/en/node/446 🙂 Share –

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