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The Tech Deck Daniel Gayle

TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013


FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

List of free programming books

On the heals of my Learn how to program with MOOCs blog post, Hacker News this morning had a link to a fabulous resource for people who want to learn how to program but also don't want to spend $$$ on hideously expensive programming tomes....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Learn how to program with MOOCs

You should learn how to program. Right now, more than any time in history, learning how to program is easy. In the ye olden times (1960s-1990s), programming was relagated to über nerds and scientists, but with the advent of MOOCs, almost anyone can learn right...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

NY Times: What Is the Higgs

If you haven't seen it yet, the NY Times' "What is the Higgs?" is a totally rad interactive graphic that explains what the Higgs-Boson particle is. They do it with style and their storytelling ability is top notch so you should check it out. I...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

SteamOS: Worth the hype? 

If you haven't heard by now, there's a new gaming system called SteamOS that is trying to bring the world of PC gaming into the console-dominated living room. A custom Linux operating system that has been optimized specifically for video games, SteamOS is causing all...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013


How to correctly identify a font 

Because I get asked this all the time, I thought I'd share with you the best way to identify a font. Does it look like Helvetica? It's probably Arial. Does it look like a restaurant menu? It's probably Papyrus. Does it look like the very...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

These are a few of the nerdiest things 

Girls speaking Klingon and 16 Gig caches, writing in code with some dots and some dashes, Wood Elves with bows fighting dragons with wings, ... these are a few of the nerdiest things.--Jim Stone, local nerd Last week a friend made a joke on the...

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Need access to federal websites? 

In case you haven't heard, the Federal Government is shut down for the moment. In a completely nonsensical (from a technical perspective) act, a bunch of federal websites have been taken down and replaced with this very welcoming message: In case you really, really needed...

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The iOS upgrade experience 

Our newsroom has an iPad Mini, codenamed "iPad Mini", for testing stuff. It's still using the archaic and antiquated iOS 6, so let's update it. First we open our Settings app. Then we go to General settings, and at the top we see Software Update....

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

Introducing the Tech Deck blog 

Welcome to the Spokesman-Review's new Tech Deck blog, where we discuss all sorts of different nerdy things, with an Inland NW slant. As one of the online developers for spokesman.com, I fortunately/unfortunately cannot escape the moniker, so I might as well represent. One goal of...

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Daniel Gayle
Dan Gayle joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is currently a Python/Django developer in the newsroom, primarily responsible for front end development and design of spokesman.com.

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