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. Continue reading “Have you opened a book lately?”
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).
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. Continue reading “The Season for Growing Trees”
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 promptly delete the post.
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Star Wars trace route video
Here is a screencast I produced to demonstrate the Star Wars route received when running
$ traceroute 188.8.131.52
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 architect, Ryan Werber, commented on the video:
I love it! exactly what I had in mind when I wrote it!
Ryan wrote about his design and has provided the source code for his hack.
To see Episode IV for yourself, open a traceroute utility ((You can do this on Windows or Linux or whatever. Google ‘traceroute’.)). On Mac: Apps > Utilities > Network Utility > Traceroute. Type in 184.108.40.206 and click Trace.
Hacker News has some coverage: The Star Wars Route: Do a traceroute to 220.127.116.11 and Star Wars Traceroute – How I did it.
Can’t get enough Star Wars Episode IV in text form? Try this in your commandline:
$ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
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 to show you (and remind the future me (( One note of preface: I’m not 100% certain which folder level you need to be in to perform some of the shell commands. ))) how to jumpstart Django without having to go through the first couple chapters of Two Scoops each and every time.
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 for about forty years, coinciding with the huge growth in print consumption, including paper, ink, and toner.
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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.
I’m Jonathan. Welcome to my dossier.
- I’m a co-founder of Dimples. We have a great team.
- I teach at Saint Francis University. We have great students.
- Feel free to get in touch.
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