first book is finito

Just finished reading my first python book in my way to master the language. The book was “Learn Python 3 the Hard Way“, written by Zed A. Shaw. This book is a very practical one, and it really forces you to learn in each and every chapter, but only if you follow author’s instructions, and […]

python – a new beginning

I keep coming back to Python programming, there is something like a magic call that keeps pulling me to dive into this (hello) world. I compare it with surfing, because I tried so many times, and I am able to stand up and catch some waves but I never keep up with it, I never […]

programming in scratch

I have finished and interesting and entertaining course. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT for children between 8 and 16 years old, but actually I found it fun and useful for anyone who wants to start learning the basics of programming. It is also very fun for kids to do it along with […]

learning python for free

I just wanted to share three good web sites where you can start learning python: codecademy – a sequence of exercises where you can learn the programming language basics checkio – a game like web site, where you progress as you solve given exercises (accomplish missions) learn python the hard way – slow-paced programming language […]

xubuntu on Acer Aspire 5315 – overheating issue

I installed xubuntu on Acer Aspire 5315, and after ten minutes using the system it just powered off without notice. Sniffing the air I noticed a bit of a toast smell, yes, the laptop overheated, the fan was not working properly. The bios version was v1.33 and there is an update available,┬áv1.45, that would solve […]

learning python and django

During my saga to keep alive on software development world, I have been following this tutorial for learning python/django, it is available online and it is free. On a first phase we are “obliged” to complete the requirements before dive into django lecture, and it consists in learning python principles through exercises replication and execution […]