Tag: programming

Nov 09 2017

Not String Theory – String Facts

Strings

As a computer programmer for more than a quarter of century, I don’t think I have ever thought much about strings. I knew the basics. In every language I’d worked with, strings were a data type unto themselves. Superficially they are a sequence of characters, but behind the scenes, computers store and manipulate them as …

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Feb 02 2016

Learning Python by Mark Lutz

Title: Learning Python Author: Mark Lutz Genre: Computers Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Fifth Edition edition (July 6, 2013) Release Date: July 6, 2013 Pages: 1594 Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write …

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Dec 27 2015

Unboxing Dot, the Brains of a Robot

Dot manuals & micro USB cable

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but my daughter got a robot for Christmas, and I had absolutely nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, I was totally unfamiliar with Dot,  the cute, roughly 3.5 inch, sensor-packed, “brains of a robot” by San Mateo-based Wonder Workshop,  Inc. Now that I’ve had some …

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Jul 12 2015

Vex Robotics Design System Unboxing (2006)

Vex Structure Subsystem Components

This post is a throwback to March, 2006 when I purchased the original Vex Robotics Design System v0.5. I had originally posted these pictures and their respective comments on Flickr. I had forgotten all about them when I happened to stumble upon them today. Although I think I was more surprised to find that Flickr …

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