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#100DaysOfCode Day 4: Roadblocks and attempted fixes

Day 4: October 16, 2017 – Time spent, 1.25 hours coding, plus about an additional hour of attempting VM setup in Cloud9 Today’s Progress: I have completed 114 coding challenges on Free Code Camp (FCC) and refreshing myself on the … Continue reading

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$100DaysOfCode Day 3: Colors. So. Many. Colors.

Day 3: October 15, 2017 – Time spent, 2 hours Today’s Progress: I’ve now completed 104 coding challenges on the Front End Developer track at Free Code Camp (FCC). I learned more about colors in HTML, learned some basic Bootstrap … Continue reading

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#100DaysOfCode – Day 1

Hi all, After a long break, I’m trying to get back into code, both web development and data analysis. A coworker suggested that I try #100DaysOfCode. I started four days ago and feel reasonably confident this is something I can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Connecting Alaskans

I recently finished the book: Hudson, Heather E. 2015. Connecting Alaskans: telecommunications in Alaska from telegraph to broadband. If you live or frequently work in Alaska or rural communications, I highly recommend this book to you.  It is readable for … Continue reading

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Review (sort of) Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

I recently experienced Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End in two media: BOOK Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. DVD Hurran, Nick, Matthew Graham, Paul M. Leonard, John G. Lenic, Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts, et … Continue reading

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These are the worst passwords of 2015 – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/01/19/people-are-still-using-these-terrible-passwords/?wpisrc=nl_draw2 For the third year in a row, 123456 is the most popular password. Followed by “password.” Be better than this.

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Weak encryption won’t defeat terrorists – but it will enable hackers | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly and strongly criticized those in government who have demanded backdoors, explaining: “You can’t have a back door in the software because you can’t have a back door that’s only for the good guys.” And … Continue reading

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