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Ninety Days on Github

Ninety days ago, I unknowingly started my first real Github streak. I didn’t really decide to start a streak until I was about 17 days in, but since then I’ve been very conscious to keep it going. I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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Intro to Programming, Fall 2013

This page includes some links we are using in Introduction to Programming (using Python), for fall 2013. The index page for class lessons is here. From that page, you can get to any of our class lessons. We are writing … Continue reading

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Cleaning up a code directory

I am configuring a new laptop, and I want to do it a little more cleanly than my last few migrations to a new machine. Rather than simply copying over all my files, I am being quite selective. As I … Continue reading

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PHSgeek – Learning Postgres

If you  want to do anything meaningful with modern web frameworks such as Django, you have to develop some familiarity with databases.  A few goals to start off with are: Work through a tutorial, so you gain a little experience … Continue reading

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PHSgeek – Updating an Ubuntu System

There will always be a way for people to update their ubuntu systems through a graphical interface, but if you are aiming to be a programmer it is better to learn how to run updates through a terminal.  There are … Continue reading

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PHSgeek – Installing Software

There are a number of software packages that we will be using on a regular basis.  This post summarizes which packages we want to install, and how to install each package. Sublime Text 2 Sublime Text 2 is a text … Continue reading

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Dual-Booting Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 – Basic Installation

For programming work, we want to work in a Linux environment.  Most students need to work in a Windows environment, so we want to dual-boot in a way that lets most people continue to work in Windows on these machines. … Continue reading

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