So this morning in my allotted study time, I got through the first three lessons of nodeschool‘s learnyounode workshop. Per yesterday’s post I did take handwritten notes and did do some experimenting to help the concepts stick. Well, not always. Continue reading Making Code Stick: Day 1
I really like nodeschool.io. I find the tutorials to be thoughtful and the way it works is just fine for me. But I’m also finding that some of the lessons don’t stick. The way most nodeschool.io tutorials work, for those Continue reading Making Code Stick (trying learnyounode for the 3rd time)
Recently announced I’ll be running an Hour of Code session in the morning on CSS Day at CascadiaJS as part of the “Significant Other” track (for families of conference participants). Then I’ll be presenting on teaching JS using Minecraft modding Continue reading I’m Going to OSCON & CascadiaJS
Lots of books, articles, and secret systems will tell you how to gain followers on Twitter, but I’m going to tell you a secret you might not have heard. You’ve heard how something is a “dime a dozen,” right? Twitter Continue reading How to Fake Friends and Appear to Influence People
THE PREMISE Recently I read a Bay Area recruiter saying that recruiting for developers down there was “like a knife fight.” I decided to chum the waters and put my resume online with four major hiring websites simply to see Continue reading “Urgent Requirement”: My Resume’s Week on Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice, and Simply Hired
My guest blog on why I teach kids to code is now online over at the WTIA website.
“In all the talk about the world-shaking things people do with code, sometimes we forget that whole “I needed a computer to do something for me and I was able to make it do it” part…” Continue reading Guest Blog for WTIA: Why Teach Kids to Code?
The story of the Time Addition Calculator Those of you who know me know I hacked a lot of BASIC on my Commodore 64 in the 80s, but when I went to college, I became an artist and performer, got Continue reading Little Tools – Time Addition Calculator
So in this morning’s Hacker News newsletter, there was a link to Intel’s Compute Stick (a stick-sized computer). And on that site I found one of the greatest sins/mistakes in Internet marketing: “Come back later.” They didn’t use those actual Continue reading Come Back Later… If You Remember
Skip to the solution or read on for a description. I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I bought it because it had the best combination of features (chip, RAM, SSD size, battery life, weight) I wanted at the lowest Continue reading Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Optimal Resolution Notification