This page is an index to recent noteworthy posts at this site (a.k.a. What's New). The toolbar wishes to note its objection to calling this a "Blog," because that word is both fluid and trendy; but this qualifies on most counts (and "Posts" got 30% fewer hits). Below you'll find:
In the latter, ⎋ means off-site for hover-challenged gadgets. Most items on this page are not book-specific; for resources that are, see your book's support page.
|Teaching Python — 25 Years of Spam|
|Some history, opinion, and comedy from my quarter century of Python training, writing, and promotion (so far). Includes pictures from the training road: click the scroll or see 2016.|
|Python Changes 2014+ — Frankenthon Lives!|
|A technical and subjective-but-fair look at Python's expansion and convolution since the publication of Learning Python, 5th Edition. Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times...|
|Programs Central — Get Free Apps Here|
|The distribution center for free programs and software written in the Python programming language, which run on both PCs and smartphones, and come with privacy baked in. Track this!|
|Class Workbook — Free Python Tutorial|
|The HTML workbook from my former classes. It's not much without the words and interaction that go with it, and there are holes where live demos belong, but you may find some of it useful.|
|Python Strings — The Web Cut|
|An early-draft tutorial on Unicode and byte strings in Python, that went on to fame and fortune in large books, and evolved separately here. Read the tangled tale and kiss your ASCII goodbye.|
|thumbspage — Image-Gallery Builder|
|Mergeall on Android — Wishful Syncing?|
|Run Mergeall on your Android smartphone to sync content to and from a USB drive. No phone rooting or card removal required, though Android bugs and permissions keep it interesting.|
|tkinter on Android — Yes, It Works|
|Use desktop-level Python tkinter GUIs on your Android devices, as long as you're willing to run an app's IDE, code around a few glitches, and tolerate freemium advertising. Hey—it's Android.|
|ziptools — Python's zipfile "++"|
|A program+library that creates and extracts zips on all platforms, with tools Python's zipfile module lacks: symlink archiving, DST/timezone neutrality, and much more. Think zipfile on steroids.|
|tagpix — Organize Your Photos|
|A tool that merges photos, adds origin dates to make them unique, and automatically handles duplicates—ideal for people who let their picture folders grow out of control (and we know who we are).|
|Android 11 — Just Say No|
|Learn about Android's latest agenda-laden release, which revokes USB access, slows shared storage to a crawl, and slashes utility. Because we're not to be trusted with our own phones.|
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Plus... though culled here for space, you can find more recent items like these on the posts archive page. >
Fairly recent stuff from the writing, coding, and opinion departments.
Some of these go back a handful of years, but so do some of us.
Plus... although this page is regularly pruned, this site opened in 1996, and still has lots of additional content not listed here. You can reach all of it from the toolbar, the home page, or search.