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Joes review of Episode 11 of +TWiT Coding 101. Props to our newest Code Warrior +Dale Chase!

TWiT's Coding 101 - Episode 11

"Python: Getting Started"

Today's episode was a big change from the past. A new language was added to the mix (Python), and the show hosts presented the material in a clear, concise, manner. The flow of the show was nothing sort of easy going, and viewers from all levels of coding expertise should have no problems keeping up with pace, yet even experts might even be captivated enough to watch the episode in entirety.

Unlike previous episodes, I felt like this episode was no rush job. The hosts seemed very much as ease, as opposed to previous episodes that felt very over caffeinated. The silliness and overdramatization where toned down enough to lend the show the much needed legitimacy it deserves, yet the episode had enough lighthearted humor to keep not only keep it from becoming dry, it wet the appetite for more.

The episode seemed well thought out.

Our new "Code Warrior" (Dale Chase) proved to be an excellent presenter, also showing well thought out material that contained no excess distractions, no confusing "jumping around" on the screen, and no need to tell the viewers to ignore most of what did appear on the screen. What you saw was clean, well meaning code that got the point across with minimal explanation needed. He also took his time presenting, leaving the "who I am's" at the door, and concentrated on teaching the material at hand. Kudos to Dale!

Instructions for the installation of Python where very good, with clear pointers for downloading, and a good explanation of the differences in the distros available (Kudos to the hosts). They even took the time to explain a bit about the differences between compiled code and interpreted scripts, and touched on the differences between strong and weak typed languages (double Kudos).

The show notes were posted rapidly, and at first glance, seemed thorough and complete.

In short, I came away impressed, feeling like the few slight adjustments to the show's format provided a huge difference in realigning the show to deliver on advertised goals.

I have to give this episode a big thumbs up, and will even go on to say that I believe that it made a very positive contribution to the coding community (thank you!).

This show, I can recommend.

I can't wait for more!

Bring it on!

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Great series by the way.  The ham (amateur) radio licensees are the only folks in the U.S. allowed to build their own radio without FCC type certification.  Pretty cool.  And always fun building antennas.  Never fail to learn something.  73 de NM4M
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My bad, I said public when I meant private. Thank you internets for correcting me.
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I know right?  The internets corrected me when I said Your Mom! it checked me and posted Your Dad! instead!  

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+Tekzilla is on Reddit hey!
Also, +patrick norton is scary.
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Our new module is Python, and the first episode, where we discuss downloading and some simple scripts, is available for download at http://www.twit.TV/c101. +Dale Chase is our Code Warrior!
We've already received tons of great code examples in our Google+ Community too! We'll feature a few of them in this weeks episode. :)
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I'm super excited about our new module on +TWiT Coding 101! Especially since our very own +Dale Chase will be our newest "Code Warrior"! If you'd like to join us live, check out today at 1:30 pm PDT. See you there! :)
You asked for a module language that was more cross-platform... and we're delivering tomorrow!

At 1:30pm PDT, +Shannon Morse and I will be kicking off a BRAND-SPANKING-NEW-MODULE!!!!

I promise you're gonna like it... especially since +Dale Chase is our new "Code Warrior".

Also... we bid a fond farewell to the first Code Warrior of the C101 era.... +Louis Maresca ... we're gonna miss you buddy. (sniff, sniff)

SO COME WATCH!!!! (Or I'll send Cranky Hippo (+Bryan Burnett ) to hog YOUR gaming desktop.)
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Join our hacker brunch!!
Are you a hacker? Do you live in the SF Bay Area? Enjoy Brunch?

While True; Do join us Sunday April 6th at noon at The Baltic in Pt. Richmond for an afternoon of gadgets and geekery. Meet Shannon Morse and Darren Kitchen of Hak5, as well as your fellow bay area hackers. Bring your code or project for a bit of show and tell, and let’s not forget the bottomless mimossas and hacker pitcher specials.

This month we’ll be demonstrating our latest Software Defined Radio project.

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Good information for anyone still curious about Glass.
The Top 10 Google Glass Myths

Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL. A tooth placed in soda will dissolve in 24 hours. Gators roam the sewers of big cities and Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen. These are just some of the most common and -- let’s admit it -- awesome urban myths out there. 

Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling. And if spoken enough, they can morph into something that resembles fact. (Side note: did you know that people used to think that traveling too quickly on a train would damage the human body?)

In its relatively short existence, Glass has seen some myths develop around it. While we’re flattered by the attention, we thought it might make sense to tackle them, just to clear the air. And besides, everyone loves a good list:

Myth 1 - Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world
Instead of looking down at your computer, phone or tablet while life happens around you, Glass allows you to look up and engage with the world. Big moments in life -- concerts, your kid’s performances, an amazing view -- shouldn’t be experienced through the screen you’re trying to capture them on. That’s why Glass is off by default and only on when you want it to be. It’s designed to get you a bit of what you need just when you need it and then get you back to the people and things in life you care about. 

Myth 2:  Glass is always on and recording everything
Just like your cell phone, the Glass screen is off by default. Video recording on Glass is set to last 10 seconds. People can record for longer, but Glass isn't designed for or even capable of always-on recording (the battery won’t last longer than 45 minutes before it needs to be charged). So next time you’re tempted to ask an Explorer if he’s recording you, ask yourself if you’d be doing the same with your phone. Chances are your answers will be the same.

Myth 3 - Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks
Our Explorers come from all walks of life. They include parents, firefighters, zookeepers, brewmasters, film students, reporters, and doctors. The one thing they have in common is that they see the potential for people to use technology in a way that helps them engage more with the world around them, rather than distract them from it. In fact, many Explorers say because of Glass they use technology less, because they’re using it much more efficiently. We know what you’re thinking: “I’m not distracted by technology”. But the next time you’re on the subway, or, sitting on a bench, or in a coffee shop, just look at the people around you. You might be surprised at what you see.

Myth 4 - Glass is ready for prime time
Glass is a prototype, and our Explorers and the broader public are playing a critical role in how it’s developed. In the last 11 months, we’ve had nine software updates and three hardware updates based, in part, on feedback from people like you. Ultimately, we hope even more feedback gets baked into a polished consumer product ahead of being released. And, in the future, today's prototype may look as funny to us as that mobile phone from the mid 80s.

Myth 5: Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things) Nope. That’s not true. As we’ve said before, regardless of technological feasibility, we made the decision based on feedback not to release or even distribute facial recognition Glassware unless we could properly address the many issues raised by that kind of feature.  And just because a weird application is created, doesn’t mean it’ll get distributed in our MyGlass store. We manually approve all the apps that appear there and have several measures in place (from developer policies and screenlocks to warning interstitials) to help protect people’s security on the device.

Myth 6: Glass covers your eye(s)
“I can't imagine having a screen over one eye...” one expert said in a recent article. Before jumping to conclusions about Glass, have you actually tried it? The Glass screen is deliberately above the right eye, not in front or over it. It was designed this way because we understand the importance of making eye contact and looking up and engaging with the world, rather than down at your phone.
Myth 7 - Glass is the perfect surveillance device
If a company sought to design a secret spy device, they could do a better job than Glass! Let’s be honest: if someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button. 

Myth 8 - Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it
The current prototype costs $1500 and we realize that is out of the range of many people. But that doesn’t mean the people who have it are wealthy and entitled. In some cases, their work has paid for it. Others have raised money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And for some, it’s been a gift. 

Myth 9 - Glass is banned... EVERYWHERE  
Since cell phones came onto the scene, folks have been pretty good at creating etiquette and the requisite (and often necessary) bans around where someone can record (locker rooms, casino floors, etc.). Since Glass functionality mirrors the cell phones ("down to the screen being off by default), the same rules apply. Just bear in mind, would-be banners: Glass can be attached to prescription lenses, so requiring Glass to be turned off is probably a lot safer than insisting people stumble about blindly in a locker room.

Myth 10 - Glass marks the end of privacy
When cameras first hit the consumer market in the late 19th century, people declared an end to privacy. Cameras were banned in parks, at national monuments and on beaches.  People feared the same when the first cell phone cameras came out. Today, there are more cameras than ever before. In ten years there will be even more cameras, with or without Glass. 150+ years of cameras and eight years of YouTube are a good indicator of the kinds of photos and videos people capture--from our favorite cat videos to dramatic, perspective-changing looks at environmental destruction, government crackdowns, and everyday human miracles. 
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Shannon Morse is an all-around geeky new media host from Missouri, USA. She currently works with Hak5 as a host, producer, and the store manager. In 2012, Shannon joined TWiT as the new producer of Before You Buy.

Shannon is an army brat who has lived all over the USA. She currently resides in the Bay Area. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2008 with a major in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration.

After working at several Domino’s Pizza franchises, Shannon landed her job with Hak5, a podcast on the Revision3 network, and has been producing and hosting the show for a few years. During her time in California, she has started producing Before You Buy on TWiT and hosts an audio podcast called Bite Club Show.

When not geeking out with work, Shannon enjoys video games, manga, anime, traveling, building computers, and spending time with her family and friends. She has some experience in acting, voice acting, singing, modeling, and broadcast / news journalism.

Shannon has also made appearances on such podcasts as Buzz Out Loud on CNET, On Deck with Matt Harris on Butterscotch, Tech News Today, and Fourcast with Tom Merritt on the TWIT network.
Shannon is welcome to interviews, guest hosting spots, and just plain fun get-togethers! Please email shannon AT hak5 DOT org for inquiries.
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