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Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:14 -- rprice

emphasizes precision, attention to detail, and persistence by requiring you to type each exercise (no copy-paste!) and make it run, as well as to read up on outside topics and to return to exercises and ideas that you don't understand, and understand them.

At the end of LPTHW, you'll know the basics of coding, and be ready to move on to more challenging books. Or at least you'll have tried something new.

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TheDailyCity.com: Public Library Nailed to a Tree - Share Your Books

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:13 -- rprice

Leah Fairchild did an installation in front of Urban ReThink in Thornton Park called "public library." Its a box with books inside. Very simple. But you can take the books. You can leave your old books behind. You can write a book and leave it. How fun is this?

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Culture 2 Go - Visual & Fine Arts - Orlando Weekly

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 14:11 -- rprice

Urban ReThink's Book Making workshop Wednesday, led by Greg Leibowitz and Adrian Gonzalez, both veterans of the Flying Horse Editions print studio. (Local illustrator Carly Jean Andrews will also be on hand.)

"Take a piece of paper. Fold it eight times, and now you have a book," Leibowitz says.

It seems simplistic, even self-evident, but it's that simple act of transformation that first fascinated Leibowitz, who delved into the processes of print by interning at local letterpress concern Mama's Sauce as well as Flying Horse.

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Mesh - the pulse of the sharing economy

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 11:40 -- rprice

in the last few years a fundamentally different model has taken root - one in which consumers have more choices, more tools, more information, and more peer-to-peer power. Pioneering entrepreneur Lisa Gansky calls it the Mesh and reveals why it will soon dominate the future of business.

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Human Library comes to Orlando - News - Central Florida Future - University of Central Florida

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 10:19 -- rprice

an opportunity for members of the Orlando community to connect with one another through personal stories, conversation, and open dialogue.

Darren McDaniel, founding director of Urban ReThink, came up with the idea to bring the Human Library to Orlando after coming across the organization on the web.

"The timing just seemed right with ArtsFest coming up, so I asked Tisse to put it together," McDaniel said.

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Good Ideas and Notebooks | evsc

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 08:53 -- rprice

The idea-notebook originates from the English Enlightenment-era tradition to keep a so-called commonplace book. Intellectuals in the 17th and 18th century would assemble their own personalized encyclopedia of quotations by filling their books with interesting passages from their readings. They created their own memory-bank of knowledge, and even thought up indexing systems for these. Darwin’s Grandfather Erasmus Darwin – a physician, philosopher and inventor – kept one of the most famous commonplace books from that time and certainly did his part in inspiring his grandson.

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Giving Away the Keys to the Emerald City

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 11:59 -- rprice

In a recent post, I tried to lay out some sketchy ideas about how a visionary writer could create a universe, tell some stories about it, and then proceed to give away said universe, so that others may use it for their own personal gain, thereby increasing the value, and hopefully encouraging others to do the same. With any luck, we could apply some licensing to anything based on this universe that does not penalize people who write fan fiction or derivative works, while still granting some protection to authors - one must eat, after all.

Comparison of eBook Readers for Mac: ePUB

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 19:39 -- rprice

At the beginning of the year, I bought an ebook in PDF format, and wrote a post about my adventures trying to get the layout to STAY THE SAME on my Mac. Today I bought a book in ePUB, by the subject of my most recent post, Jeremy Keith. The book is published by one of my favorite websites, A List Apart, and it's their first venture into publishing.

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