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?
Septmber 1 through the day before my birthday makes a period of exactly 8 weeks. I have challenged myself to ride my exercise bike 200 miles in 8 weeks, targeting 25 per week spread over 3-4 workouts. Got a late Continue reading My 200 Mile Challenge
The soda vending machine on our floor got stuck while vending a soda yesterday. This morning, when the guy came in to re-stock, he took the soda out, put it on top of the machine, and unstuck the delivery caddy. Continue reading I’m a Real Engineer