Diary for herman
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9 Dec 2004 »Email of the Day
A colleague wrote me today, saying:One day we will look back on this time as the golden age of e-mail when people communicated asynchronously with full paragraphs, sometimes even more than one at a time. I spend a lot of time on other peoples computers and have observed that IM is the much preferred method of communication of the 25 and below set. When I ask my kids if they got my email they look at me like I just ask them if they got my telegram or my runner with dispatches from the front.
A lot of it is:
But then they are carrying on 40 different conversations like this at a time. And preferably over a mobile phone, not that archaic piece of furniture that Dad is always messing with in the loft called a computer or electronic brain or something.
1 Dec 2004 »Where are we headed?
One vision of the future of networking and media.
25 Sep 2004 »Interesting solicitation by Yahoo!, looking for programming talent; lists Python as a desired keyword.
24 Sep 2004 »Select and Threaded
Two preliminary version of the TCPEchoServer using threading and select: TCPThreadingServer.py, TCPSelectServer.py. (The last one especially should be improved by using the output socket list).
20 Sep 2004 »Two Thread Examples
An example of the base thread class, plus one from the threading class.
17 Sep 2004 »Some Tutorials on Python (and threading)
6 Sep 2004 (updated 6 Sep 2004) »How to Cicadas Count?
An article in the Computing Science column of The American Scientist discusses the problem of how Cicadas can count -- very much related to the Sync textbook.
31 Aug 2004 »Python Tricks
This is a source of Python tricks and tips.
31 Aug 2004 »Interviews
Many of my students will soon be applying for jobs. I should take time to mention in class some things I've read that could be helpful for job interviews. Teaching about Python could be helpful; I've save a few annual reports from corporations, useful tools to familiarize oneself about a company before an interview. I read some advice on a weblog, and there are many other similar resources via the web.
22 Aug 2004 »Thought-Provoking Speech Transcript
You need the right background to appreciate it, but this speech by the author of the Perl language is quite interesting.
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