For about the past month or so now, I’ve been able to settle into a pretty good routine. That is for about 90% of the time. Then routines don’t work, but it’s not the end of the world. Continue reading
When I run, the first mile is always the trickiest thing for me. Continue reading
I first cut my teeth into programming when I was 9 on an old TI-99/4A on a black and white television. It took me several hours to copy some TI-BASIC code out of a book and into a simple editor screen. The results blew my mind. A simple little ball (I think it was red, but again this was a black and white TV 8^D) would bounce move my screen and when it reached an edge it would “bounce” and make a random noise. I’ll admit I really didn’t know what I was working with then. I suspect I was working with looping algorithm (for movement and keeping the app going), and a randomization algorithm (generating sound and the next direction for the ball to go. Overall it was pretty intense and there was no explanation in the code, just commands to type in.
This past week my girls (nearly 9 now themselves) dived into their first world of programming. Thanks to a site called Code Studio.
Last night a couple of coworkers and I drifted out to what was described to me as a “Willy Wonka and the Coffee Factory” type experience. A quick drive over the bridge into Seattle brought us to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. It is definitely an “experience” to try if you’re a coffee junkie.
I was checking my WordPress stats the other day and an received a “note” that my blog was 6 years old this week! Where does the time go! Being the curious sort that I am, I decided to hop in the old time machine and see what I was doing back then. Continue reading
About a week ago, we upgraded our kids from their LeapPad Explorer devices to Google Nexus 7 devices, thanks to some gifts and trade-ins that we had. The dramatic shift in device usage is starting to really give tangible teeth on how great and perilous the Internet can be.