"The slickness, the cosiness, the lack of spontaneity, the inevitable gallery-playing, Eric Idle's bloody songs (just what we needed, a slightly edgier Richard Stilgoe)... this is the kind of schlock they once stood up against, and worse, it will just compound the modern perception of Python as something unthreatening and whimsical, a posh boys' lark, an "icon of Britishness", a zany figleaf for the humourless and the deeply conventional, like brightly-patterned socks."
On the back of mixed reviews on the Python reunion, Taylor Parkes looks at the other side of Monty Python.
posted by mippy
on Jul 3, 2014 -
is a new programming language for teaching from Brown University that blends Python, Racket, and OCaml. [more inside]
posted by Jpfed
on Nov 9, 2013 -
"Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails. This particular episode takes place at 1am. This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don't need her harassing the neighbors..." Julius Escaping
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 17, 2013 -
is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half.
posted by Obscure Reference
on May 22, 2010 -
Friday Frivolity. We use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.
for the infamous Crunchy Frog
. No frogs were killed in the making of this recipe. (via Neatorama)
posted by caddis
on Jul 31, 2009 -
looks and feels like an Excel clone, except that it stores all the data and formulas as a Python
program. You can add more code, or export the whole thing.
It's in public beta now, and the commercial release will be free for open source and personal projects.
posted by signal
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Around the States in Eighty Days.
Monty Python's Eric Idle is three quarters of the way through a North American tour and keeping an extensive online diary as he goes. "I would never be sitting at home writing my memoirs like this. There's just something about the time available and the different places we visit that invites introspection
posted by rory
on Dec 5, 2003 -
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posted by wanderingmind
on May 5, 2003 -
The Dark Side of Google?
Google's first annual programming contest
was a shrewd way to encourage Java and Python programmers. But this may be shrewder than the programmers who entered the contest realized. David Egnor
may have nabbed a cool $10,000 as the contest winner, but for all the other entries, Google nabbed "worldwide, perpetual, fully paid-up, nonexclusive" rights.
posted by ed
on May 31, 2002 -