Author Archives: Peter on Lists

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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Be kind…

As odd as it may seem, I’ve come to rely on what you might call aphorisms. For example, Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. That link goes to a discussion of who it was that actually … Continue reading

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Even more resources for learning to program

Another crop of good reads/resources for learning to program: More from Reddit, like, Bored on a Sunday Morning? Try Learning Python”, though the lecturer in the referenced Youtube video makes it clear that the course in intended for people with … Continue reading

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Figuring out Twitter

OK, so I’ve been out of the loop for a while. Facebook seems like an utter waste of time, and Twitter always struck me as kind of ridiculous. But while Facebook, with over half a billion members, has a pretty … Continue reading

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Some more stuff about learning to program

Still cleaning up my tabs; here are some that have to do with things I’m interested in related to computing right now. Things like learning to program, teaching kids to program, and specific links that I’m interested in that cover … Continue reading

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Interesting little applications

I like to see what kinds of things other people work on when they say they are programmers. Here are some of the most recent ones I’ve noticed: “Stack-It”, not sure of the name, but I found it via Stack-It: … Continue reading

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Some links regarding computing

Cleaning up my browser windows, and trying to group and give content to the links: Best text editor conversation at LifeHacker.com. Relevant since I’m looking for something better than gedit on the Mac, but not sure I want to try … Continue reading

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WordPress stuff I want to look into further…

Going through my browser and trying to close down the tabs I haven’t yet had time to study, or just want to remember with more context (and visibility) than simply bookmarking them. Here are some about WordPress: 6 Critical WordPress … Continue reading

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