Running Python on my Chromebook

My Chromebook is suddenly much more interesting, because I can now run Python 3.6 on it.

The key was to install a free Android app named Termux. Here’s the guide:

My $169 development Chromebook
How Chrome OS, Termux, YubiKey & Duo Mobile make for great usable security
https://blog.lessonslearned.org/building-a-more-secure-development-chromebook/

Reclaiming the Internet from the Big Five

When asked about this, Berners-Lee says flatly: “We are not talking to Facebook and Google about whether or not to introduce a complete change where all their business models are completely upended overnight. We are not asking their permission.”

https://solid.mit.edu/

The Zen of Python

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren’t special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one—and preferably only one—obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you’re Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than right now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it’s a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea—let’s do more of those!

The Birth of Blogging

The Whole Earth Catalog prototyped the Web before the Internet was even invented. And in 1981, Anne Herbert added blogging:

“Thinking the world should entertain you leads to boredom and sloth. Thinking you should entertain the world leads to bright clothes, odd graffiti, and amazing grace in running for the bus.” 

From the Rising Sun Neighborhood Newsletter, in the lower right hand corner of all the odd-numbered pages. (The Next Whole Earth Catalog, Second Edition, page 193.)