Grindstone Journal Interview

I had an email interview with Grindstone Journal a couple weeks back. The interview material was used in the article “Atheists find challenges, notoriety and community on Youtube.”
Posted below is a transcript of the email interview in full:

TraceyText – A Source Code Visualization Tool to Teach Programming

TraceyText’s home page is
TraceyText is an HTML-based teaching tool for visualizing single-stepping through source code. TraceyText can also double as a text/HTML slideshow library implemented in JavaScript. With TraceyText’s features, you can create web pages with a text or HTML slideshow and TraceyText will minimize the file size. TraceyText can also combine multiple “views” […]

If You Can Find Out My Identity, I'll Donate $100 to the EFF

This is playing off of this post on Reddit:
The joke of course is that my name is plastered all over this website and the web in general. I was planning on donating to the EFF anyway (and, hey, so should you.) But it got me thinking about identity online.

Prop R: Setting Things Right

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Python Cheat Sheet

I posted this Python cheat sheet before in my PyBat post, but several people found it useful so I wanted to give it it’s own post for emphasis.

And if you just want to see some simple samples of Python code, you can always look at the example programs from my free book for non-programmers, Invent […]

Bugging Your Code Reviews – See if your peers are really reading your code.

Code reviews are the single biggest thing you can do to improve the quality of your code, as Jeff Atwood says. Code reviews force you to show your code and justify your design decisions to someone else, and the extra set of trained eyes can reduce a large number of costly defects. But how can […]

Is Atheism a Religion?

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Proverbs Comic

Proverbs was a comic I did after Big Science for the Daily Texan back in college at UT Austin. I won an award from Columbia university for one of the strips (I’ve lost that particular strip). The format was simple: find a proverb, then draw a picture that ironically proves the proverb correct or ironically […]

Big Science Comic

Big Science was a comic strip I did for the Daily Texan back in college at UT Austin. It revolved around various Natural Science majors. Here’s a selection of the strips that I did:
Time Travel Club
Pirate Movie
I Know Technology
Probability Exam
Chess Move
Robots Gone Wild

Militant Atheists

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Hello, I’m Al. I’m an atheist. I believe that supernatural gods do not exist.

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