Did You Read the Whole Error?

You read the whole thing front to back? Every word? Stop and think about it. What is the computer trying to tell you? Sometimes something is obvious but needs to be reminded. I found myself thinking this yet again today. Often there are times where I would have saved some time and grief by carefully […]

So You Want to Learn Python?

Here are a few Python concepts for beginners to explore if you are starting out with the language. In this post, I’ll highlight my favorite “must-learn” tools to master that come with your Python installation. Understanding them will make you a more capable Python programmer and problem solver. 1. Built-in Functions. They are awesome! You […]

20 Eclectic Computer Science Wikipedia Articles

Here are 20 random technology-oriented Wikipedia links I recently collected after re-organizing troves of bookmarked links accumulated over the past few years. These articles peek into the wide variety of things to learn about that exist in Computer Science. ABL. Always. Be. Learning. Curiosity and well organized browser bookmarks are your friend. I support Wikipedia […]

Pondering Join Algorithms

Truly enjoying this Intro to Database Systems course from Carnegie Mellon University. Some really great breakdowns of common join algorithms in this lecture. Here are my notes. Lecture 11- Join Algorithms (CMU Databases Systems / Fall 2019) Prof. Andy Pavlo, Carnegie Mellon Database Group screenshot from lecture Table Positioning for a Join “In general, your […]