phoenix to springdale

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Long day of traveling today. Left Minneapolis at 9:05 this morning and just got into our room in Springdale UT at 11:00 Mountain time, or midnight back home. Actually we checked in a while ago but went straight to the Bit and Spur to have some dinner since ...

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mit uses python instead of scheme for intro cs

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I've seen several interesting blog posts related to MIT switching from Scheme to Python for their intro course. This is really interesting to me since SICP is one of my favorite CS books of all time. Nevertheless I'm glad to see leading institutions change to my favorite language ...

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vpython version 5

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The other day I discovered that the folks working on VPython have been very busy over the last couple of years. I had given up on VPython because the Mac distribution was so difficult to use. It required the X windows server and one point and lots of other extra ...

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book plug

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Here’s a little plug for our book from our Colleague Mark Guzdial at Georgia Tech. This was written last September right after the book was published but I didn’t find out about it until this morning. Thanks Mark!

In addition, David and I have started a new blog ...

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remember the milk

In the past year, I've been a passionate supporter of three task management apps. OmniFocus, Things, and Remember The Milk (RTM). I've switched back and forth between them trying to decide which one works best for me. I think I'm finally ready to commit to RTM as ...

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python + growl + remember the milk = launchbar task management

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Intro


Once I could add tasks to my RTM account through LaunchBar I wanted a way to quickly pull up a view of what tasks were due today through LaunchBar. The Growl library provides a nice way of doing this.

The overview is as follows: Activate LaunchBar and type due ...

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a mid-winter cycling treat

Although the weather back home may have been below zero, in Northern california he sun was out and it was 68 degrees. Perfect weather for a bikeride. So after talking to the nice folks at the Palo Alto Bike Shop Wes and I rented a couple of nice demo road ...

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creating a group twitter repository

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For the trip to Silicon Valley I wanted to have everyone be able to twitter about the experience using their own twitter account, but I also want to have a central place for everyone following the trip as a whole to see all of our tweets. How to do that ...

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adding tasks to your rtm account with python

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The documentation included with the Python RTM API is a bit sparse, so here is a really simple example of a script that allows you to add tasks to your Remember the Milk inbox from the command line. I actually integrated this script with LaunchBar for an even nicer experience ...

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A Long Long Day

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Not much to report today. We got up and rode the shuttle to the airport, we checked in, our flight was on time, we sat on the plane for 8 hours. Now we are sitting in the O'hare terminal hoping that everything will continue to be on-time for today ...

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