Steve Scott

programmer, student, athlete, coach

  • contact [at] stevescott [dot] ca
  • Profile at GitHub
  • 2015-10-16
    How can I be of service?

    "It is not for me to change you. The question is, how can I be of service to you without diminishing your degree of freedom?" -- R. Buckminster Fuller

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  • 2015-09-28
    Install Fira in Ubuntu

    Mozilla's new typeface, used in Firefox OS:

    I use this font everywhere, including on this site, as an operating system font, and as a monospace font for code.

    One of the first scripts I run after a fresh Ubuntu MATE install:

    sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fira
    sudo cp Fira-master/ttf/* /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fira

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  • 2015-09-13
    Site Redesign Credits

    This website was redesigned today with the help of the following tools:

    HTML, CSS, and JS framework: Bootstrap

    Theme: Official Bootstrap Themes · Application

    Code: Jekyll · Simple, blog-aware, static sites

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  • 2015-09-06
    Exchanging Apples and Ideas

    "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." -- George Bernard Shaw

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  • 2015-05-25
    Bill Gates: The Road Ahead - 20 years later

    Bill Gates wrote his book, The Road Ahead, 20 years ago. I am re-reading it now (the 1996 reprint--actually). I will write a series of posts inspired by it, starting with this one, and compare what we have today to what is predicted in his book. This post is mostly inspired by the first chapter of the 1996 edition.

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