The final art is now installed on “A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope.” In the last illustration of the story, I thought it would be fun to put in a little Easter egg. One of the crates has this Continue reading The Significance of 9906753
King Floyd navigates a sticky succession situation in a neighboring kingdom with the help of his sorceress and the Observer Pattern. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: King Floyd and the Seventeen Princes
A wily merchant uses a recursive algorithm and over-optimization to trick a king out of his kingdom. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Recursed Army
When a farmer’s widow goes to the big city to buy some cattle, she doesn’t get the deal she thinks she’s getting. So she teaches the wily salesman a lesson in using precise terms. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Farmer and the Gigacows
A clown is smothered in blueberry tarts in a room no one can enter. The great sorceress Ahn is called in to solve this locked-room mystery. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope
Looking at my travel plans for the first half of the year, I thought “this will be cool. I’m going to reach Alaska Airlines MVP status for the first time and before June is out.” I was wrong. Continue reading When Is an Airline Mile Not an Airline Mile?
On Saturday we had our fourth annual Hour of Code event with Amazon.com. They’ve been amazingly generous and gracious sponsors of our chapter since I was back at Microsoft… Continue reading Hour of Code 2016
Fight breaks out outside National Policy Institute after neo-Nazi who was recording lunges at protester #StopNPI pic.twitter.com/h1GdqNOCye — Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) November 19, 2016 This video of a white nationalist attacking a protester has been circulating. If you watch other Continue reading Winning the War on Hate
Those who know me know I’m somewhat anti-Apple. Most of it is because of how it treats the owners of and developers for iOS devices. But I’ve always found Mac a little annoying too. I owned one for 3 years Continue reading Would I Buy A Mac?
Programming for Parents is a series of blog posts that can be read in 5 minutes or less and explain computing terms for non-technical parents who are trying to help their children with STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math) Continue reading Programming for Parents: What is Programming?