April 2013

  • How may I be of service?

    By maddog on April 30, 2013

    */ Recently I went to a conference of the SCAA, which is an organization that promotes good coffee, and the premier coffee industry. While at the conference for a day, I attended a talk called “Customer Service from the Barista" by Nathaniel May a “Coffee Educator” out of Portland (OR) Roasting...

  • LPI Exam Lab: Canakkale University, Turkey

    By slamberton on April 19, 2013

    During the fall academic term (October 2012-February 2013), computer engineering students of Canakkale University, Turkey were invited to participate in a training program on LPI-101 (one of two exams necessary for LPIC-1 certification).  Forty students participated in this training program...

  • Shell: A powerful first computer language

    By maddog on April 13, 2013

    */ On a recent phone call I was asked what I would recommend for a first computer language and I quickly responded: “Python”. While I believe many computer languages have places in modern day computing, “Python” is a good beginner language.   However, after a few seconds, I added: “But for Unix...