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Scientific Python on Mac OS X 10.9 with homebrew

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John Cleese about creativity

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.

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Scientific Python on Mac OS X 10.8 with homebrew

(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

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Lying links

Recently, a post about Hacking the <a> tag in 100 characters made its rounds on the internet. A short summary of this post is that it’s possible to change the link target (the href attribute) just after it’s clicked, but … Continue reading

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TED: Ian Ritchie – The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

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?”

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TED: Hans Rosling – Religions and Babies

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

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Setting up a local DBpedia 3.7 mirror with Virtuoso 6.1.5+

Nearly 1.5 years after i initially published a post about how to setup a local DBpedia mirror i recently revisited the problem myself to setup a local mirror of the DBpedia 3.7. Unlike the previous updates so many things have … Continue reading

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My name

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

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Git ad-hoc sharing

I recently found quite a cool way for easy sharing sharing of git code between two machines in a LAN or WLAN (as easy as in mercurial). The following command creates a git alias called “serve” (you only need to … Continue reading

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Duolingo: Learn a language and translate the web

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:

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