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Software Carpentry Usage in December

Visits to the Software Carpentry site were down quite a bit in December; I had expected a drop because of the holiday, but not this large. On the bright sid...
January 18, 2007

Creating Tables in DrProject

Courtesy of David Scannell, here’s a quick rundown of how to create a new table in DrProject’s database. (Yes, I know, we should convert to SQLObject or SQL...
January 18, 2007

The Open Laboratory

Collections of essays have been around since Montaigne --- my copy of Orwell's is practically falling apart from repeated use. Collecting blog postings is a ...
January 16, 2007

No Such Thing As One Program

As Craig Andera observed last March, there’s no such thing as “just one application”. Every real program is surrounded by ancillary tools to pre- and post-p...
January 14, 2007