I recently developed a new Python course, with a focus on beginners and practical examples. I call it Practical Python Programming for Everyone (ppp4e).
Check out this New York Times photojournal of still-standing vestiges of segregation and racial oppression in US history.
This powerful animated short film takes you inside an ER struggling with the Covid outbreak.
I love the first song in this Tiny Desk Concert. It’s an acoustic version of Black Sun, by Ben Gibbard. Enjoy…
This puzzle is fun and not too difficult if you take your time.
Samuel Wilmot rates benches throughout the UK on Instagram. Seriously, that’s what he does with most of his free time. And his reviews are sincere, thorough, and accurate.
Do men and Women experience dating sites differently? How does someone’s profile affect their experience? These and other burning questions answered in the linked study.
All I’m gonna say is when you watch this, put it into full screen mode.
Watch Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame, get owned in the nicest possible way by a ten-year-old British drumming prodigy.
We learn differently at different ages. The learning advantages of the young mind are well established, particularly in the area of language acquisition. But in some dimensions, we may actually learn better at a more advanced age.
I don’t speak a word of Italian and I have very little interest in the culinary arts, yet I was absolutely riveted by this video about how traditional authentic Italian tomato sauce is made.
Here’s some soothing Friday music for trying times. This whole set is great but I especially love the first song, This is the Last Time.
Can you imagine the sort of worldwide panic that would ensue if everyone’s smart phone suddenly stopped working? Something analogous happened thirty years ago when, on January 15, 1990, the entire US long-distance telephone network crashed for nine hours.
I find this animated short film, featuring the words of British philsopher and writer Alan Watts, haunting and thought provoking.
There seems to be a widely held opinion that this election was close.
Here’s a gem from some people who are no stranger to making mistakes in public, the Wikipedia editors. What’s amazing, though, is how universal their advice is.
Check out this catalog of over 100 Free Online Courses from Harvard. Topics include the humanities, business, history, math and science (including Harvard’s award winning intro to Computer Science CS50) and many other subject areas.
Two groups of people should see this video: people who are parents, and people who have parents.
In my last article, I predicted the outcome for Nevada based on 86% of votes counted so far. In this article, I’m giving the same treatment to Arizona, based on 86% of its votes reported as of the time of this writing.
Nevada has 86% of its votes reported and won’t announce additional results until later today. But it’s pretty easy to crunch the numbers because it has only 22 counties.
America’s rail infrastructure has fallen far behind the rest of the world’s. Here’s how to fix that, and a few other problems along the way.
Did you know there is film footage, on Youtube, of the legendary Helen Keller and her famous teacher Anne Sullivan?
You’ve heard of dog walkers, right? Well, believe it or not, this guys walks people.
I love when an artist covers a great old song, not just following the original formula, but adding something special.
Have you ever noticed how it can take a long time to start a task, especially one you’re not excited about, but then once you manage to do something, anything, it’s much easier to keep going?
Just as white people can’t fully understand the black experience, I think straight people tend to maintain a simplistic view of what it’s like to be gay in our culture.
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