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David Beazley
Author of the Python Essential Reference and Python Cookbook. I tweet deep thoughts about code, bikes, kids, and stuff. Come to Chicago and take a course.
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David Beazley 2h
Replying to @DavidRLopes
I’m pretty sure a lot/most talks at the Python conference that year were slides. In fact, I still have a box of slide decks. Laptops were kind of expensive—especially for a grad student ;-).
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David Beazley 2h
Really need to get my act together on this upcoming talk. Topic is somewhat related to recent tweets (early days of Python, science, etc.).
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David Beazley 7h
Replying to @dabeaz
Still some spaces left in this. This is a great course that will challenge you even if you've been coding for awhile. Plus, it's a lot of fun.
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David Beazley 9h
Replying to @khinsen
No, not “pip”. “python -m pip”.
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David Beazley 12h
Replying to @pwang
I remember the summer student. When were you there?
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David Beazley 12h
Replying to @noufalibrahim
Sadly, my box of 5.25 disks has been lost to the sands of time. I don't know what happened to it ;-(.
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David Beazley 13h
Replying to @khinsen
And the live demo would just be typing “pip install pysteermd”
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David Beazley 14h
Replying to @webKnjaZ
And I’ve almost got it figured out now. Almost! ;-)
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David Beazley 14h
Replying to @mchapman87501
Oh, interesting. Do you have links or a writeup? I remember seeing the flu stuff featured on Fox news while sitting in a hotel lobby of all places! (“Wait, who did this? Says Los Alamos”)
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David Beazley 14h
Replying to @dabeaz
Some context: It was very difficult to convince coworkers to use Python in the early days. One way to do it was to invite a rival to show up and talk about how they're using Python to do cool stuff. That's what you're witnessing here.
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David Beazley 14h
Replying to @noufalibrahim
Not only did I have a VCR (in the attic), I also had an EyeTV USB stick that let me record from it on my laptop! Never throw old hardware away ;-).
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David Beazley 14h
Replying to @rheiland
Oh, wow. We must have crossed paths then. Sadly, it's so long ago, I don't remember all of the names/faces now.
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David Beazley 16h
Yesterday, I found this VHS tape in my basement. I had never watched it—until now. If you’re interested in the history of Python and science, you might find it interesting.
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David Beazley 23h
Replying to @dabeaz
The reason I ask: I found something kinda interesting buried in a box in my basement. More details soon...
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David Beazley 23h
The earliest Python videos on seem to originate around 2008. Does any video exist of much earlier Python talks? I definitely don't remember any of the early Python conferences being recorded.
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David Beazley Nov 13
Replying to @ReScienceEds
Oh. Interesting. Yes, definitely.
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David Beazley Nov 13
Replying to @dabeaz
Of course, I first had to get the source off of this CD-ROM that’s just been sitting my basement. I used my trusty 2011 MacBook Pro for that. Because of course I did.
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David Beazley Nov 13
Replying to @eeide @mattmight
Can the touchbar at least be covered up by a piece of electrical tape or something?
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David Beazley Nov 13
When I do reproducible science, I reproduce the exact same screen-shot that I first made 22 years ago. But only after spending less than a day porting the whole Python+C+Swig code base from Python-1.4 to Python 3.7. And tweaked to run on a Mac.
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David Beazley Nov 13
Replying to @TedPetrou
So, basically it can't be done then.... as suspected.
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