Object-Oriented vs. Functional Programming – O’Reilly Media

Free book from O’Reilly. From their blurb: The schism between the functional and object-oriented programmers is really a false binary. Yes, the first group argues that FP is superior for a multicore world, while the second insists that OOP is better at matching technical solutions to business problems. However, as this O’Reilly report explains, this […]

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Critters

Short ride from home along the river today. Two shy critters. A fox. pausing watching me. Trotted off along the single track, winter russet coat glistening. A wallaby. Dark chocolate still as a stump in the trees. Always solitary. This one barely 10kms from the city centre.

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Compact Cinematics: The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media: Pepita Hesselberth: Bloomsbury Academic

Awesome title and exciting collection here. From their blurb: Compact Cinematics challenges the dominant understanding of cinema to focus on the various compact, short, miniature, pocket-sized forms of cinematics that have existed from even before its standardization in theatrical form, and in recent years have multiplied and proliferated, taking up an increasingly important part of […]

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Docuverse snapshots #3: The Cinema Within | nonfictionLab

As part of their Snapshots bi-monthly forum, Docuverse presents a talk by local Melbourne documentary academic, Deane Williams. Deane will be joined by Grace Russell and Stella Barber to discuss their collaborative research project around Australian utilitarian films. from Delicious: http://ift.tt/2awdgee

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Amazon Drive: Cloud Storage – Online Backup

I currently use Arq to do a backup of key data and I store it to Amazon S3. It costs me around AUD5 a month to keep 25GB of data there, with automatically hourly updates. Amazon are now offering a flat USD100 per year for unlimited storage on the Amazon Drive product. Unlimited. It’s very […]

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3D3 Research | The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training

If you’re UK citizen (you’ll need to read the fine print to see if these extend to EU citizens – for now anyway) then these are very excellent PhD scholarships. They are attached to three universities, and I’m noting it here since one of them is UWE (who I’m currently trying to negotiate a PhD […]

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