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An Ubuntu subscription service

July 28, 2012

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The idea: A way for OSS devs to get paid. First the problem. OSS is great, but it’s always welcome if people can get a bit of money for their work. Some people try to live off it, others just pay for hosting. But the software is provided for free. You don’t want to pay […]

The hijacking of Sex

July 26, 2012

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I recently finished reading “the happy hooker” by Xaviera Hollander. While it would be a stretch to say that it was a good book, it was definitely interesting and got me thinking about sexuality. It occurred to me in particular that public ideas on sex are heavily skewed towards the views of a few small […]

Github for Science: A Concept

July 4, 2012

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So coding and science have a rocky relationship. Scientists write programs to do all sorts of things: control experiments, process data, visualize it, store it in databases, solve maths problems, and more. But scientists are not software architects. Nor are they often terribly good project managers. What this means is that code that is crucial […]

Why all of science should use Python

July 3, 2012

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Bit of a nerdy one today, and not one relating to anything in particular. It’s just that over the past months i’ve become increasingly obsessed with the Python programming language. It’s just beautiful – I’m not going to go into much details as they can be found on python.org, but in short python can be […]