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Guido van Rossum has been shared in 31 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501214CC G+
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301CC G+
César Bustíos Benites25,256MY FAVORITES - October 2013It's been a while since I share my last favorite circle...A circle full engagers, scientists, photographers, astronomers, entertainers, geeks... you name it. Add them to your circles, you won't regret it!#sharedcircle  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare  #circles  #gratitudecircle2013-10-02 15:37:59235752371CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Mariusz Zapart3,856Top Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 20:08:48237528CC G+
Mithu Hassan17,143A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)Thanks +César Bustíos Benites #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 17:50:3925321538CC G+
César Bustíos Benites10,350MY FAVORITES - JUNE UPDATETop Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  2013-06-09 17:03:20236541462CC G+
Blair Kunkel5,687ATTENTION - Since my original snowball circle(Share Circle #1) circle grew so fast it reached over 2,000 members!  It has been brought to my attention that each time the circle is shared and added to YOUR circles, you are only able to add under 500 people. SO...to make sure that this circle of awesome people continues to grow, I have divided all 2,000 members into 7 other share circles(so far) and each of those share circles 2-7 are starting out with 400 members each. That will allow each circle to snowball up to 100 more members each.  Once each of those circles reach 500 members, I will create a new share circle...and so on and so on.--------------------------------------------------Welcome to SHARE CIRCLE #3--------------------------------------------------Want to be added to this SNOWBALL CIRCLE and increase the number or your followers?  To be added to this circle you must do these things in this order:1.  You must PLUS the post.2.  You must SHARE the post.3.  You must ADD the circle.(Remember, you can only have 5,000 people in your circles overall so make sure you have the room to add everyone in this circle first)4   And lastly, you must comment below when you have done the three above to let me know.Just want to remind you that in order for me to add you to this circle you MUST share this circle.  I always check the activity and I see who shares it and also +1's it too. Thanks#circleshare #sharecircle #circlesharing #share #snowball #sharecircle3 #snowballcircle #blairkunkel #moonhillmedia2013-05-08 17:02:2340123518CC G+
César Bustíos Benites8,090My favorites - V2Awesomeness! Specially selected interactive and interesting people that enhance your G+ experienceIf you're notified, you're included(I'm stupid, sorry)#Circle #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #Circleday #Humor #Shared #circleday  2013-04-30 21:14:52222471550CC G+
Robert Hughey3,493A public circle from +César Bustíos Benites that he was kind enough to include me in. Thank you sir.There are some really cool people and pages here. And I'd gladly share them publicly. Trust me, that's not always the case with some of the circles I've been shared lately. ;-) #circle #circleshare #space #spacecircle #NASA #spaceexploration #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-04-08 13:48:1622113621CC G+
Zbynek Kysela2,402New Friend Follow Circle 2013======================This is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT: ====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac===================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme  2013-01-02 23:02:35471104CC G+
Chris Goldsmith3,152Here is Circle #2 of Linux users I'm sharing this out specifically for +Steven Thompson  who is a Linux Newbie and wants to learn - Please share any Linux Resources you have with him2012-10-11 13:20:09169001CC G+
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 7 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 7 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z135clua4zzcv11q404cd1ea5yric3njxj0#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 19:51:5587026CC G+
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447837828CC G+
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my #LinuxArmy circle this is more a community circle I mean here in this circle are ppl from very different businesses and different life roles not only a IT technology oriented ppl but beautiful fact is that all of them use or it was using #Linux As my earlier post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111716948575577959969/posts/MkVq8shasA1follow them all if you want a lot of posts about #linux and IT technology2012-05-29 09:37:56501007CC G+
Tom Brander2,281Figured with Pycon coming up it was time to share this circle again if you want to be added comment below!2012-03-05 15:51:34471400CC G+
Carmelyne Thompson26,261That's a big circle! 500 of the developers I follow. Sorry if I missed you.Developers: Android, iOS, Python, Java, Ruby, Javascript, Asp/.Net, Perl, PHP, C/C++, Cocoa, Chrome ext, some Googler devs-2012-02-23 21:29:24501211422CC G+
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221121CC G+
Tom Brander2,081Superseded by this updated circle post https://plus.google.com/u/0/118303283951449952966/posts/assbAGsf2ej Once again, (updated) my Python circle, let me know if you want to be added and you have a real interest in Python..Therefore I have closed comments here2012-01-08 18:54:034662000CC G+
Stephanie L Davis19,590I was asked by #SMMCamp attendees to share my "Googlers" circle. These are people who work for Google; community managers, engineers, developers, free-lancers; staff... etc. Cheers!2011-12-08 20:06:303648513CC G+
Jaana Nyström13,601All Googlers CircleThis is my Googlesphere with people and Pages: Did I miss someone?Their posts are not all about Google, but about life and stuff, too! :-)Did not include myself... Oh how I wish I could! Hahhahaaa! *wink *wink2011-12-03 15:10:281711238CC G+
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500206CC G+
Andrew Gorospe0500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500503CC G+
Giuseppe Basile27,107THE TOP 500 MOST FOLLOWED PEOPLE ON GOOGLE+Hey G+,I have had this circle as a standalone one for the past few weeks before any mention of What's Hot. I get my daily dose of fresh, exciting and HOT content from viewing this circle daily.Its a nice mix of tech people, celebs, photographers and just all round funny and exciting peopleData has been pulled straight from www.socialstatistics.comCircle away & don't forget to share...Cheers GiuRipple -> https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=6FHbuorsWtiGiuseppe Basile shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:33:455006126989CC G+
Andy Dustman0Like Python? Here's my Pythonistas circle. Only a portion of these were personally hand-selected. Some are from +Michael Bernstein and others. Oh, and the convention seems to be, +1 this if you think you should be in this circle.Andy Dustman shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 19:33:37389204CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493827664CC G+
Michael Bernstein1,976This is my Python circle. I've included folks from the Django, Zope, Pyramid, and Plone communities, among others. Are you a user of Python? Let me know and I'll add you too!Michael Bernstein shared a circle with you.2011-10-11 17:42:3129541813CC G+
john sawyer0New Linux circle. Thanks guys.john sawyer shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:29:18398122CC G+
Mehdi Mousavi0Here's my tech circle...Mehdi Mousavi shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 11:04:1266315CC G+
Michael van der Galien1,797GooglersMichael van der Galien shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 06:47:1373001CC G+

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2013-11-25 03:22:24 (18 comments, 248 reshares, 396 +1s)

I was so impressed with this I am posting it to G+ and tweeting it. https://medium.com/learning-to-code/565fc9dcb329

2013-11-19 22:08:37 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)

In the memory lane department: Doing some research on Base64 led me to RFC 3548 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3548) which references as [8] a post by Zooko; however the link seems to go to the wrong post. Viewing the month of those archives (http://zgp.org/pipermail/p2p-hackers/2001-September/date.html) it's like all the usual suspects: Bram Cohen, +Gregory P. Smith, +Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn...

2013-11-19 15:47:04 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)

I just love the flowery language in this spam comment that Blogger intercepted for me:

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2013-10-23 20:36:33 (20 comments, 224 reshares, 728 +1s)

I was asked on Twitter why Python uses 0-based indexing, with a link to a new (fascinating) post on the subject (http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2013/10/22/citation-needed/). I recall thinking about it a lot; ABC, one of Python's predecessors, used 1-based indexing, while C, the other big influence, used 0-based. My first few programming languages (Algol, Fortran, Pascal) used 1-based or variable-based. I think that one of the issues that helped me decide was slice notation.

Let's first look at use cases. Probably the most common use cases for slicing are "get the first n items" and "get the next n items starting at i" (the first is a special case of that for i == the first index). It would be nice if both of these could be expressed as without awkward +1 or -1 compensations.

Using 0-based indexing, half-open intervals, and suitable defaults (as Python ended up... more »

2013-09-18 20:32:32 (56 comments, 569 reshares, 1636 +1s)

Do not send me email like this:

Hi Guido,
I came across your resume in a Google web search. You seem to have an awesome expertise on Python. I would be glad if you can reply my email and let me know your interest and availability.
Our client immediately needs a PYTHON Developers at its location in *, NJ. Below are the job details. If interested and available, kindly fwd me your updated resume along with the expected rate and the availability.


I might reply like this:

I'm not interested and not available.

2013-06-18 20:12:10 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 64 +1s)

Dropbox developer conference coming up! July 9, Fort Mason, San Francisco. https://www.facebook.com/Dropbox/posts/10151761640691756

2013-03-13 04:27:40 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)

I am at my wits' end. In Office 2011 on the Mac, specifically Powerpoint, how do I turn off the automatic substitution of a smiley graphic when I type ":-)" ? I have turned off every single option under AutoCorrect and it still does this. :-(

2013-03-09 00:51:27 (28 comments, 10 reshares, 136 +1s)

Bad user experience with Google wallet and Google apis console: getting monthly bills for $0.00. Worse user experience: being threatened with suspension of the account when the credit card expires.

2013-02-28 22:23:08 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)

OH on python-dev: "This has come up before.  Classes have metaclasses (and _prepare_). Modules have loaders.  Poor, poor functions.  Because of the same concerns you've already expressed regarding the criticality of function performance, they miss out on all sorts of fun--inside their highly optimized box looking out at the other types showing off their cool new features all the time. It just isn't fair. :)"

2013-02-16 02:44:04 (20 comments, 42 reshares, 165 +1s)

Please be civil in the Python TM dispute! http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2013/02/asking-for-civility-during-our.html

2013-02-15 15:09:18 (70 comments, 302 reshares, 656 +1s)

HALP! The Python trademark is in danger in Europe. Please help if you've used the name Python in Europe for your business.

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2013-02-02 04:48:06 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 40 +1s)

Under 400 tickets left for PyCon. I predict tickets will be gone by the Superbowl. Get yours now!

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2013-02-01 15:44:54 (7 comments, 18 reshares, 54 +1s)

This awesome loose-sheeted book with one paper airplane folding instruction per day (cleverly folded out of the previous day's sheet) is amazing fun, and the secret agenda of the authors is clearly to teach origami techniques. Also serves as a calendar. The packaging even folds into a sturdy stand!

2013-01-28 02:50:02 (28 comments, 12 reshares, 131 +1s)

Minecraft needs a fire department. We just accidentally burned down a big house that had taken a lot of time to build by playing with lava. :-(

2013-01-12 02:31:25 (42 comments, 24 reshares, 277 +1s)

There's a new UI annoyance that I see more and more on mobile platforms (both Android and iOS). It's two buttons side by side that represent a binary choice. That by itself is not so bad (often the choice is not between turning a specific feature on or off, but between two different view, modes or whatever).

The obnoxious thing is that the styling of the two buttons is such that you CANNOT TELL WHICH ONE IS SELECTED (unless by clicking on one and thus having 50% chance of changing the view). E.g. the buttons have two different shades of gray, or two different shades of blue, without any other features that clearly say "selected".

I think the first time I saw this it was in the Android Kindle app(*), where the choices are between books on device and books in your library. The latest occurrence is in the new (otherwise cool!) Dropbox 2.3 client for Android, where the... more »

2013-01-08 18:18:26 (19 comments, 38 reshares, 46 +1s)

On December 28th, an unknown attacker used a previously unknown remote code exploit on http://wiki.python.org/. The attacker was able to get shell access as the "moin" user, but no other services were affected.

Some time later, the attacker deleted all files owned by the "moin" user, including all instance data for both the Python and Jython wikis. The attack also had full access to all MoinMoin user data on all wikis. In light of this, the Python Software Foundation encourages all wiki users to change their password on other sites if the same one is in use elsewhere. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post further news as we bring the new and improved wiki.python.org online.

If you have any questions about this incident please contact jnoller@python.org. Thank you for your patience.
... more »

2013-01-07 00:59:12 (24 comments, 40 reshares, 166 +1s)

Django and Python 3. A done deal???

2013-01-05 01:00:56 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

Did anyone else who watched "Django unchained" think that the voice of the German doctor sounded exactly like Mythbusters presenter Adam Savage?

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2013-01-04 02:02:26 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 108 +1s)

Make your own Python puppet. Makes me want to learn to sew! (Also check the videos linked from the top menu.)

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2013-01-01 15:59:16 (8 comments, 29 reshares, 180 +1s)

Happy Pythonic New Year! (Animation by +Yuko Honda -- you have to click on the link to see it).

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2012-12-30 02:36:19 (38 comments, 3 reshares, 122 +1s)

First day playing Minecraft on the computer.

2012-12-16 05:29:34 (42 comments, 60 reshares, 432 +1s)

Somebody needs to invent better algorithms for notification to multiple devices.

I have two tablets (one iPad, one Android), a cell phone, and a desktop computer. I use all of them at different times. They all have GMail, Twitter, Facebook and G+. The latter three also send email notifications in some cases. I do like seeing the notifications on any device that I may currently be using (or which may be nearby), but once I "read" a message on one device, I want the notification to go away on other devices.

GMail does this reasonably well -- if I archive or delete some messages on one device, the other devices remove it from my inbox view. But the mobile apps for Tw, Fb and G+ all seem to remain in their "excited" state until I ack the message on each device separate -- and even if the apps don't, it seems that the iPad notification service has no way back, or... more »

2012-12-14 23:05:48 (31 comments, 15 reshares, 89 +1s)

Got my review copy of Python for Kids by Jason Briggs (No Starch Press). It looks nice, it uses Python 3, but I'm still somewhat disappointed -- the structure is the same as that of almost every programming book (download+install, hello world, variables, strings, lists, and so on to turtle graphics). I liked Hello World! by father-and-son team Darren and Carter Sande (Manning) better, and then there's Python für Kids (in German) by Gregor Lingl, whose xturtle implementation made it into the Python stdlib... Still, if you want Python 3 for kids, this book is for you.

2012-12-13 21:16:14 (18 comments, 38 reshares, 207 +1s)

Alfred P. Sloan has given $1M to IPython: http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/ipython-dev/2012-December/010799.html Congrats +Fernando Perez and team!

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2012-12-07 19:09:15 (99 comments, 218 reshares, 892 +1s)

Today's my last day at Google. In January I start a new job at Dropbox: https://tech.dropbox.com/2012/12/welcome-guido/ We're parting as the best of friends (check out my previous G+ post).

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2012-12-07 18:26:13 (26 comments, 8 reshares, 148 +1s)

I came in this morning to a redecorated desk and office...

2012-11-06 22:15:54 (16 comments, 100 reshares, 171 +1s)

Has anyone tried CheckIO? http://www.checkio.org/

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2012-10-23 22:57:04 (9 comments, 373 reshares, 656 +1s)

A cool online book on open source projects: http://www.aosabook.org/en/index.html (hi +Greg Wilson!)

2012-10-16 20:03:37 (37 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)

When did "here's the thing" become everybody's favorite catchphrase?

2012-10-13 01:59:43 (82 comments, 137 reshares, 317 +1s)

Wanted: experts in Twisted, Tornado, asyncore or other Python async APIs (greenlets/gevent, Stackless, libevent all welcome!). In python-ideas@python.org we're trying to hash out the async API for the future (for the Python stdlib) and we need input from expert users of the current generation of async APIs.

2012-10-11 14:50:27 (5 comments, 13 reshares, 17 +1s)

#appengine #django-nonrel #survey

2012-10-10 14:42:52 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)

My son and I are enjoying Minecraft on our iPad. One time I loved the experience of coming "home" in the dark to our cave, which had lots of flaming torches around the entrance...

2012-10-04 22:36:43 (5 comments, 26 reshares, 74 +1s)

Video interview on O'Reilly radar is live: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/10/checking-in-on-python.html

2012-09-29 15:54:29 (60 comments, 127 reshares, 691 +1s)

The official Python 3.3.0 release is out! Congrats to Georg and the team. http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2012-September/632068.html This is the best Python release ever. Download here: http://python.org/download/releases/3.3.0/

2012-09-27 18:47:17 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)

The Nigerian spammers are branching out: I got a message offering "Quality Nigerian Website Design". Are they sure about their brand? :-)

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2012-09-22 19:26:27 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s)

Wildlife in HMB.

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2012-09-18 23:47:58 (30 comments, 187 reshares, 362 +1s)

Online Python Tutor: Web-Based Program Visualization for CS Education

As part of his CS education work at Google, +Philip Guo has been developing an open-source educational tool called Online Python Tutor (http://www.pythontutor.com). This tool enables teachers and students to write Python programs directly in the web browser and then single-step forwards and backwards to visualize what the computer is doing as it executes those programs.

Program visualization for CS education is nothing new -- researchers have been developing these sorts of tools for decades. However, most of these tools never reach far beyond the confines of the researchers’ home universities due to the difficulty of installing and configuring the visualization software. What makes Online Python Tutor unique and effective is that it’s the first known tool to adapt time-tested ideas from the researchlite... more »

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2012-09-17 16:38:35 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 157 +1s)

+1000 on today's XKCD: http://xkcd.com/1109/

2012-09-17 14:46:22 (47 comments, 19 reshares, 57 +1s)

I'm looking for books on Python. This is a frequent question from random strangers, and honestly I don't have good answers, since I don't read Python books myself, and there are way too many now to review. There are some wiki pages on python.org but they feel a bit chaotic. This is your chance to recommend your favorite (or review your least favorite) Python book. Specific request: GUI books.

2012-09-16 15:47:19 (30 comments, 3 reshares, 103 +1s)

Maybe it's just me, but I find it odd that the only times I get Firefox's "This website needs a plugin" banner, it's about Flash, and the automatic install offered doesn't work. Come on, what's the point of a feature (automatic install) that doesn't work for the number one most common use case?

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2012-09-10 22:55:34 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)

Guido van Rossum was tagged in Guido van Rossum's album.

2012-09-10 19:41:50 (93 comments, 480 reshares, 1337 +1s)

Some patterns for fast Python. Know any others?

- Avoid overengineering datastructures. Tuples are better than objects (try namedtuple too though). Prefer simple fields over getter/setter functions.

- Built-in datatypes are your friends. Use more numbers, strings, tuples, lists, sets, dicts. Also check out the collections library, esp. deque.

- Be suspicious of function/method calls; creating a stack frame is expensive.

- Don't write Java (or C++, or Javascript, ...) in Python.

- Are you sure it's too slow? Profile before optimizing!

- The universal speed-up is rewriting small bits of code in C. Do this only when all else fails.

2012-09-10 19:18:29 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)

Phrase of the day: "pit of success". If you Google for this it's an old concept (in web years :-) but I heard it for the first time today. The concept is simple: make it easy for your users to do the right thing, as opposed to a peak, which requires effort.

2012-08-27 01:23:58 (29 comments, 35 reshares, 200 +1s)

Python 3.3 is almost baked: 3.3rc1 is out. Congrats to the team!  http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.3.0/

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2012-08-22 18:59:42 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 89 +1s)

One of my favorite movie characters is Winston Wolf, the problem solver played by Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction. I feel like that when I'm asked to help debug a really interesting problem in a Python program. (Without the blood. :-) Winston Wolf - I Solve Problems

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2012-08-21 17:10:15 (47 comments, 9 reshares, 74 +1s)

I AM A FEMINIST. There. I stood on a chair and I said it. If you wonder why, read Caitlin Moran's excellent new feminist manifesto (http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Woman-Caitlin-Moran/dp/0062124293).

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2012-08-15 16:34:35 (19 comments, 117 reshares, 373 +1s)

Good use for a Windows book...

2012-08-15 15:01:20 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)

What Python implementations exist besides CPython, Jython, IronPython, and PyPy? (I count Cython as a tool that goes with CPython.)

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2012-08-08 00:35:41 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Today Orlijn caught his own dinner. I've never done that...

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2012-07-17 08:45:29 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Probably a bad idea: creating a social website based on the idea of spamming random strangers asking for donations so you can "build the next big social network". http://www.gofundme.com/vg7f8?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Emails


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