Runestone Fall 2014

Date Tags Python

School is underway again, and now that we are a few weeks in to the semester I wanted to take a minute to talk about growth. Last year about this time things were still pretty chaotic, with the unexpected success of the books the servers were laboring intensely to keep …

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PyCon 2014 Keynote Shout Out

Date Tags Python

I am going to have to go to PyCon. Not next year, as I'm going to be in Malta at the time, but hopefully in 2016. I don't know how many people attend, but the number is big, and they have sold old every year for the past three years …

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Moving to Nikola

Date Tags Python

When I moved this blog to Octopress in January, it was inspiring in many ways. There were two things that slightly bugged me.

  • Octopress is entirely too ruby based. Rake, and all of that made me feel bad, like I was cheating on Python. Surely there must be a similar …
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easy publishing with runestone interactive

During my January travels, I also converted this blog from tubmlr, which had been frustrating me for a while, to Octopress, with which I have been very happy. Nothing like hacker level control of your own blog. But more, than just the switch in tools, the move to Octopress inspired …

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making python3 my default

Date Tags python

I'm finally there.  After a long time of writing books using Python 3, and teaching in Python 3 on a daily basis, I'm finally at the point where I'm changing my work environment to use Python 3 by default.

Here are the signs that convinced me it was time:

  • The …
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everyday python - new blog

Date Tags python

I've decided that it will be best to keep my personal blog separate from the new Everyday Python blog project. All of the infrastructure to make the posts interactive just work so much better when I have control of the server and everything else. So You can head over to …

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