The Struggle Between Copyright And The Internet
(written by Glyn Moody, originally published here, put into the public domain.) January 18, 2012 may well go down as a pivotal date in the history of the Internet – and of copyright. For on that day, the English-language Wikipedia and thousands of other websites were blacked out or modified to protest against two bills passing through the US legislative system that were designed to fight...
the-fighting-programmer asked: Whats your recommendation for a programmer to move up into intermediate level? What are he core basics a programmer should have and then where do they go from there?
I have a slight problem with this, though. The .DS_Store isn’t related to your...– August Lilleaas (via papaeye) Aaahhh, stick it in your bloody .gitignore and be done with it. So what if it’s ignored even on systems which do not create .DS_Store files? Keep It Simple, Stupid!
F-Minus By Tony Carrillo
Just discovered this guy. Some choice ones:
Helen is Melon: Vhat →
The Fighting Programmer: Hundreds of Lines of... →
the-fighting-programmer: yet somewhat overwhelming lol. opened up the source file of pychess and im scoping around it so I can understand it line by line. I realized that’ll take a while so I’ll have to try a different approach. It’s really pretty to look at though. It was suggested by a contributor that i make a clone to… When trying to get to grips with a large piece of code, I’ve...
Start:Code: Starter programming languages →
startcodelabs: We have decided to use Scratch and Python as the starter programming languages in our Labs. We recently discussed how we arrived at this decision in our blog. Do you agree? If not, what do you think are the best languages or tools to get started? Java certainly fits the definition of being free… Agree with choice of Python, don’t know that much about Scratch. Definitely...
Conditional Expressions In Python
The Python syntax for conditional expressions (introduced in Python 2.5) is trueval if cond else falseval I think this is bloody awful. Why couldn’t they have adopted the standard C syntax, as used in a whole bunch of other C-derivative languages? cond ? trueval : falseval On the bright side, there are some alternative constructs that allow you to avoid that horrible syntax. Here’s one I...
And I Was, Like
And I was, like, yeah. And I was, like, well, duh. And I was, like, explaining to this girl the difference between, like, a simile and, like, a metaphor. Like, if you say, “the moon was, like, a ghostly galleon”, that”s, like, a metaphor. But if you say, like, “the moon was, like, LIKE a ghostly galleon”, that’s, like, a simile. And she was, like, not getting it at all.
inkmo: Anybody have any idea how to get a wacom configured in Linux? The things have always been plug ‘n play under Gnome, but I’m having no such luck with Debian and Openbox at the moment. (and I don’t feel like cluttering this computer with Gnome and its millions of megs of dependencies). Closest thing I’m finding is the linux wacom project, but iirc I tried this before, and all it did was...