Hey guys! I’ve had the pleasure to be in the presence of some of the main brains at a local code shop called Work For Pie, and over that time I’ve got to learn quite a bit about Python. Sometimes, it can feel like I am struggling to tread water, so I just wanted to share some of the resources I have come across in my quest to be ale to say, “I can Python!”.
Here are 5 free ebooks on learning Python that might help you out. I have included books for Python 2 as well as Python 3. Feel free to leave any links you have in the comments section if you know of any other resources like this. Enjoy!
- Learn Python the Hard Way (for Python 2)
- Dive into Python 3 (for Python 3)
- Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
- Beginner’s Guide to Python
- Non-programmers Tutorial for Python 2.6
- Non-programmers Tutorial for Python 3
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Hey fellas! I got an article request from Alex who wanted to know about some utilities to remove malware from his mac. I went ahead and decided to make it a top 5 list of utilities since he requested an article instead of video. It seems like the subject would fit the format nicely, this way.
I have decided to include a few paid-apps in this list for two reasons: Mac users seem to be more willing to pay for apps, and those who aren’t willing to pay are perfectly able to find their own copies of the software anyway
Here are my 5 malware and protection utilities for Mac
- Avast Antivirus
- avast! Free Antivirus for Mac scans all your email traffic for viruses and other malware, including any sent as attachments from Windows users, to ensure your Mac stays clean.
- ClamXav is a free, cross-platform antivirus software tool-kit able to detect many types of malicious software, includingviruses. One of its main uses is on mail serversas a server-side email virus scanner. ClamAV includes a number of utilities: a command-line scanner, automatic database updater and a scalable multi-threaded daemon, running on an anti-virus engine from a shared library. Both ClamAV and its updates are made available free of charge.
- ESET Cybersecurity
- It is an ESET product made specifically for Macs to protect from cybercriminals. It blocks all attempts made to infect your Mac or steal your personal information and it also removes PC viruses that might infect other computers through file sharing. Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and newer are the required operating systems for this software. It costs $39.99 for one year and one Mac. Other pricing packages can be found here.
- F-Secure AV
- F-Secure Anti-Virus for Mac provides enhanced protection against viruses, spyware, infected e-mail attachments and other malware. Easy to install, simple to use and does not disturb you or slow down your Mac. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Mac will protect you.
- Kaspersky Mac Security
- Kaspersky Security for Mac ensures you and your children are always safe with enhanced, real-time protection from viruses, Trojans, spyware, phishing attempts, dangerous websites and more. And, it prevents you from passing PC malware onto family, friends and colleagues on your network.
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This morning I was cruising Twitter getting my daily news-update, and I ran across a rather bold claim.
Lifehacker had tweeted that Dashlane was an app+service combo that claimed to deliver emails securely, and even offering a self-destruct feature for added paranoia I decided to give it a try.
I didn’t know if this was a phone app or a desktop app, but was pleased to find options for most modern platforms. I downloaded the Windows 7 binary for the program, and set up an account.
I was up and running pretty quickly, and was prompted to fill in a few blanks. After this, it automatically imported all of my cached data in my browser sessions.
I must admit, I was only interested in the self-destructing emails, so the other features caught me off guard, as the messaging is only a minor feature in the set of offerings. The most notable features were the form auto-complete, and the emphasis on cached credential management, which is all done from a locally encrypted container.
I fired up the ‘Notes’ feature, and sent myself an encrypted self destructing email to my phone, and it arrived in the usual amount of time. What arrived was an email with a short note from the sender, a link, and an encryption key to open the message. I copied the key and clicked the link, and it brought me to a dashlane website page and allowed me to locally decrypt my message.
All in all, I’d say this one is a keeper! 4/5 stars.
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