Monthly Archive: May 2016

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Putting Pants on a Python

By Chris Burroughs Most of the code that keeps AddThis going is JavaScript in the browser or Java on our backend servers. However, supporting the infrastructure is a fair amount of Python “glue” code....

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Beware Spectral Evidence

By Bob James Before a judge ruled against its admission in 1693, spectral evidence was used to condemn Salem’s witches to death. A defendant could be convicted solely on the testimony of a witness...

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Definition

By Chris Brogan I’m at an interesting time in my career. Everything I’m “most known for” is mostly stuff from between 2006 and 2009, and though I’ve continued to be in the public eye...

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#HeroConf Philadelphia: Advanced Excel

By Amy Bishop When I Learn New Excel Tricks. Last week, I had the pleasure and honor of speaking at HeroConf Philadelphia. I presented about one of my very favorite topics: Excel! My presentation...

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Weekly Top 5 for May 02, 2016

By Janice Deleon Our classes are just the start of the learning you get here at Socialmediaonlineclasses.com. Here are the additional resources available this week.. Click on the infographic to download the .PDF version...

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Random Fandom

By Bob James Random fandom—the trait philosopher Bertrand Russell quaintly labels “zest”—is the sign of the happy camper. You can be a fan of almost anything—foods, wines, games, cameras, books, birds, rocks, plants, people,...

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Should Your Brand Use Profanity?

By Bob James Friday evening I had the long-delayed pleasure of seeing comedian Lewis Black perform live. Black raises profanity to an art, using obscenities not to shock, but to amplify, and lessen the...