12. February, 2012
Always wanted to brush up your knowledge of quantum physics? Geometry? Linear algebra?
There are two cool resources for you:
If you’re more interested in computer science (theory, operating systems, networks, distributed computing), visit udacity.
For more general topics, go to Khan Academy.
Both are YouTube based services which kind of follow school: You get a video with a presentation about a topic. Both sites then offer additional material, Q&A forums, etc.
2. August, 2010
Your current assignment bores you or you need a couple of minutes off with a puzzle that is both rewarding and useful? Spend it on Project Euler:
Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems.
The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.