Archive of month: February 2009

Screencast Interviews with Open-Source teachers

Recently I’ve interviewed four experienced open-source screencasters, three from ShowMeDo (all of which are Pythonistas) and Remy, a Brighton local, who teaches jQuery to designers: Horst Jens of ShowMeDo (Linux) Gasto of ShowMeDo (Windows) Lucas Holland of ShowMeDo (Mac) Remy Sharp of jQueryForDesigners (Mac) Each screencaster uses different techniques and platforms and all have learned […]

Informatics Update (invited post from Sussex University’s Computer Science dept.)

I asked Andy Philippides of Sussex University (Research Fellow and liaison for MSc projects) to start feeding me some news from the Informatics dept. after my presentation there before Christmas. Here’s his first post – they’re especially interested in chatting to anyone who has an MSc or undergrad project to submit.  They’ll be along at […]

Brighton Python meetup – Weds 18th Feb, Farm Tavern (near Hove)

We’re having the 3rd in our intermittent series of Brighton Python meetups, next week we join 40+ local geek freelancers of Brighton Farm to help them celebrate their 6th anniversary. Please come along on Wednesday 18th Feb at the Farm Tavern for Python discussion, celebrating our new mail list and the odd beer or three.  […]

PayPal refunds between Pounds (GBP) and Dollars (USD)

I’ve just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to refund a USD deposit payment to one of my PayPal accounts back to the originator.  When receiving the money I’d converted the payment to GBP and so that PayPal account only had a single (GBP) currency. When trying to refund the chap’s USD payment […]

Review: Expert Python Programming by Packt (2008)

Before Christmas I was asked if I’d like to review Packt’s new Expert Python Programming (at Packt). I’ve always recommended Beginning Python – From Novice to Professional to Python first-timers (new 2nd ed) along with Python in a Nutshell for those who want a thorough reference guide. I sat on the review for a while […]