Author Archives: joern
Scientific python setup guide for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks with homebrew Continue reading
Whoever you are, you really should watch this without being distracted ;). It’s really worth getting all the different points he makes and I’m surprised I wasn’t pointed to it earlier.
(newer version of this guide) A step-by-step installation guide to setup a scientific python environment based on Mac OS X and homebrew. Needless to say: Make a backup (Timemachine) First install homebrew. Follow their instructions, then come back here. If … Continue reading
Short talk by Ian Ritchie who in a retrospective wouldn’t have turned TimBL down, i guess. Instant classic due to his closing words: “But is he happy?”
Heh, Hans Rosling did it again… fascinating stats and explaining world’s population growth (the big fill-up) with some leftover boxes. http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_religions_and_babies.html
Thanks to Paul for telling me about my name day: “Jörn (Der eberstarke, mutige, gute Freund)” (Jörn, the boar-strong, brave, good friend). Actually it’s fun to read the Plattdüütsch version which says as much as that it comes from Jürgen, … Continue reading
Another one of Luis von Ahn‘s ingenious projects: http://duolingo.com learn a language for free and translate the web in the background. There is a pretty recent TED talk by him, and below you can find their introductory video on youtube: