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Nerd Alert 126: Do Self-Driving Cars Dream of Analog Pedestrians?

RC: Why printers add secret tracking dots. Julia: Stardust is a GPU-based data visualization library. These examples look pretty powerful. Gabe: Jane Solomon used Python to analyze gun emoji pairings for all you linguist nerds. šŸ”«

Kay:Ā Populace uses data from social media and other sources to display crowd densities - making it easier to find breaking stories.

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Nerd Alert 87: Last-Minute Labor Day Newsletter

Featuring Alexandra Millatmal, coding instructor at Omaha Code School, as well as a selection of union-made beers, a baseball dance, pronouns, Pantsuit, programming, push notifications, plus passwords.

Merle Haggard

Nerd Alert 66: Mama Tried

In this week's Nerd Alert we explore award-winning investigative reporting, muse about philosophy and journalism as a tribe, share 35 open source projects to keep America strong, and of course salute the life and music of Merle Haggard.

Nerd Alert 50: Nerdiversary!

Regular expressions, the one-year anniversary of our newsletter, the WordPress REST API, and your weekly helping of hot links.