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My first contact with the R programming language has been in the Statistics One course I took in September. But since the things we did there with R only scratched the surface, I joined Coursera’s Computing for Data Analysis course … Continue reading
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are all the rage these days, so I decided to try one out of curiosity. My choice was Coursera’s Statistics One, a six week course taught by Andrew Conway, a psychology professor from Princeton University. … Continue reading
It’s amazing how sometimes problems solve themselves. Since my last article, I got a new home router (a FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7320) that nicely solves the problem of accessing network devices with dynamic addresses even without Zeroconf.
Occasionally I want to transfer a file from my Linux desktop machine to one of my Android-based devices via my home network. Shouldn’t be a problem, there are lots of networking protocols for this, right? In practice, many solutions you … Continue reading
OpenID is a great concept but what I don’t like is that I tie myself to a specific identity provider. Suppose the provider goes out of business or doesn’t support OpenID anymore. Of course, I could set up my own … Continue reading
A colleague asked me to recommend some books on software design. That’s a good opportunity to have a look at this particular part of my bookshelf and select a few highlights. As usual, you can’t go wrong by reading Fowler, … Continue reading