Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Gareth Dwyer
96 followers -
Behind every no entry sign, there is a door.
Behind every no entry sign, there is a door.

96 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Writing, Teaching, and Reading
I haven't posted here for a while. This is mainly because I discovered that there are various places, such as Digital Ocean , Codementor , and Compose.io , that are actively looking for technical articles and tutorials. Writing for these sites means that my...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Be Critical of Others
Look around you. Analyse the actions of those you know, such as your friends and family. And analyse the actions of those you don't know — your family, political leaders, CEOs of major companies. Anyone will do. Do you notice something in common? — They all...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Rethinking the Keyboard
It is well-known that the computer keyboard has been around for a long time, and has not recently undergone any major changes. Although the basic QWERTY layout has been around since the days of typewriters, people are against any change to this design as th...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Reclaiming the web in < 100 lines of code
The
Internet seems to become less pleasant by the day for those of us who are here
primarily to read. Every now and again (i.e. dozens of time per day), I see a
URL that points to an article which looks like it might contain some
interesting information. I ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
WhatsApp's new Privacy Policy [fixed]
WhatsApp recently updated their privacy policy. To prevent users from getting skittish, they also wrote a blog post explaining how wonderful everything was. I found some mistakes in their blog post, though, so I thought I'd fix it up for them. The original ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Do what other people are doing, but more meta
A common pattern among the computer science crowd is the desire to find a gap in the market. We've seen people like Mark Zuckerberg receive the same knowledge that we have, and turn that knowledge into money. Many people I know of have gone through approxim...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Data Science and Higher Education South Africa data
TL;DR  * I'm exploring "data science" and related technologies, including R * This is a fun "puzzle":  http://priceonomics.com/the-priceonomics-data-puzzle-treefortbnb/   * There exist some nice open data sets relating to Higher Education in South Africa   ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Favours, Apologies, and Thanks
No Python today. Today we talk about my other favourite language – English. Some people write English beautifully, causing their readers to pause and focus on what they are reading, momentarily forgetting about life's distractions – and other people don't E...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Creating floating point arrays in Python
Note: all script output is included
at the bottom of each code block and indicated with '>>>' (or
sometimes the output is summarised in a code comment). Yes, it's confusing, but
you're smart ;) Let's imagine you want a simple array
of consecutive floating p...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Spritz and applications that use it
When Spritz announced their new speed-reading technology with a flashy website, an impressive demo, and some complimentary media articles, people noticed. They claimed that they would change the future of reading, and people believed them. I believed them. ...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded