Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dropbox and Cloud-related applications

Dropbox is not the first network application for storing your data in the “cloud”–that’s been relatively easy to do for decades, using UNIX networking tools–but it does seem to be the first to gain much traction outside the *NIX sysadmin … Continue reading

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Conway’s Game of Life

Learning to program, at least if you’re going in a more scholarly direction, means at the least hearing about John Conway’s Game of Life. It’s all about cellular automata, and it was invented in 1970–but it still is perfectly relevant, … Continue reading

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Some more lists

Not many things I like more than lists of interesting, funny, or challenging quotes. Or just lists of things that I might be interested in. Like these: 60 Selected Best Famous Quotes, starting with “You can do anything, but not … Continue reading

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Low-tech Magazine

Watch the movie War Games sometime if you have any interest in seeing how things were done back before computers were everywhere. It’s a real time-capsule from 1983, full of modems and rotary telephones and libraries with card catalogs and … Continue reading

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New Hope for Underachievers

Being smart and successful doesn’t mean that you’ve always been smart and successful, or that you’ve always been singleminded about your vocation, or that you’ve always been driven and focused. I’ve collected a few links that flesh out that thought: … Continue reading

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Resources for Learning to Program

I keep making posts with titles similar to this one, but then again, I keep finding new resources. There are a lot, including books (many of them freely available for download), videos, on-line courses, and so on. Invent Your Own … Continue reading

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Why does the PHP universe do this?

Something odd, that I sort of have figured out. It’s an opportunity to learn something new and useful, but I’m not quite there yet. I got XAMPP installed and up and running last month, that was great actually, pretty much … Continue reading

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More programming-related links of interest

As the title suggests, another hodge-podge of links that look to be useful (or that I’ve already found to be useful), relating one way or another to programming, especially learning about programming: Vi Cheat Sheet is indeed a very handy … Continue reading

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