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Have you opened a book lately?

The guidebook for “Have you opened a book lately?”, a presentation I delivered at the Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference, has been published here. The guidebook supported the presentation, which explored the motivations and means for authoring books with “open” copyright.

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A Gentle Introduction to Python

Found below is content for a workshop entitled A Gentle Introduction to Python, prepared for attendees of Penn State University’s Liberal Arts Scholarship and Technology Summit (LASTS).

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The Season for Growing Trees

This is the transcript of my speech given upon receipt of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for our team’s work with Dimples, PopArchitexture, and other ventures.

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A different way to share private info on Facebook

Or, how to reveal a private note but only to friends who consider themselves close. tl;dr: To share mostly private info on Facebook with Friends how have opted-in to caring about you, post the private info to your Timeline with the Friends share setting, then…

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Star Wars trace route video

Here is a screencast I produced to demonstrate the Star Wars route received when running Update 2013-02-14: 7,000 views. Not sure why this is so popular. Update 2013-02-12: Over 6,000+ views! Wow. Update 2013-02-11: Over 5,000 views! Update 2013-02-10: Over 2,000 views! Update 2013-02-09: The…

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Onboarding a Django app within a Two Scoops-style project

This work log follows on the tasks performed in the previous article, First Licks of Two Scoops of Django. Consider skimming it first to see from where we are picking up.

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First Licks of Two Scoops of Django

This is a ‘getting started’ document based on my interpretation of best practices for beginning a new Django project. I’ve written this after going through the four part Django tutorial and reading the excellent Two Scoops of Django twice. The aim for this document is…

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Paperless in 2013? There are some gotchas

(This is a cross-post from the GetDimples.com blog on January 2, 2013.) As we build our products and talk with folks about what Dimples does, occasionally we get a question about the digitization, or ‘paperless office’, movement.  Curiously, the ideal of a paperless office has been around…

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Introduction, and welcome

Hello.  Welcome to JMillville.  I write a good bit, just not for a public blog. I’ll try to change that.  Here are some publications from 2010 and earlier.

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