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Day 11: Slides

Today's screencast experiment [link no longer active] is narration over PowerPoint slides: it isn't animation per se, but we'd like your feedback on whether ...
May 17, 2010

Why Most Scientists Don’t Like Computers

Psychology is fascinating: so much of what we think we know about people turns out not to be true, while so many everyday oddities turn out to have rational ...
May 14, 2010

Day 10: Closed Captioning

Our latest screencast, on NULL values in SQL, is now online. [Original link no longer active; more recent screencast on NULL values.] Unlike its predecessors...
May 14, 2010

Day 9: Programming

Our first screencast showing a bit of Python programming is now up for comments. [Link no longer active, more recent link to screencast on dictionaries.] It...
May 13, 2010

Glad We Could Help

I got email yesterday from Sylvain Thénault, one of the PyLint developers: I would like to thank you and the team for your contribution to the pylint project...
May 12, 2010