LUG Meeting Notes - 4/22/16

Posted on Fri 22 April 2016 in Meeting Minutes • Tagged with linux, programming, python, networkingLeave a comment

I had a great time at the Fox Valley Linux User Group meeting this month. This month's topic was "talk about whatever" and I picked up a lot of great knowledge. Also, two new people attended the meeting and a couple of newbies came back.

I took some fractured ...

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Bitcoin For The Befuddled - Book Review

Posted on Sat 05 December 2015 in Review • Tagged with bitcoin, cryptography, programmingLeave a comment

I was a huge fan of Conrad Barski's last book, Land Of Lisp. I really like his writing style, which intersperses conventional writing with the occasional comic, which are both done very well. I was therefore very happy to see that his next book was going to cover something ...

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Fun With Clojure(script) - Baconbot 2.0

Posted on Fri 20 November 2015 in Tutorial • Tagged with programming, clojure, clojurescript, reaget, react.js, figwheel, humor, baconbot-seriesLeave a comment

This is the second post in a series of articles about writing my first real application using Clojure. For more information about why I'm doing this or how, please see my first article.

A Slight Change In Direction

I'm really happy with what I've created already. I ...

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Fun With Clojure - Baconbot 1.0

Posted on Wed 18 November 2015 in Tutorial • Tagged with programming, clojure, java, humor, baconbot-seriesLeave a comment

I'm currently learning Clojure and for my first project I thought it would fun to create my own Baconbot. What's a Baconbot you say?

My kids love this video, so I thought it would be fun to write a program that can "talk" to them like Baconbot. Since ...

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Review - Release It!

Posted on Sat 12 June 2010 in Review • Tagged with book-review, design, java, patterns, programming, systems-administrationLeave a comment

Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software (Pragmatic Programmers) Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software by Michael Nygard My rating: 5 of 5 stars I need to start by saying that this is one of the best technical books I have ever read. To me, it's easily as enjoyable and useful as Code Complete, The Pragmatic Programmer ...

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