Before we start, I have to provide full disclosure that I do work for Amazon as a Technical Writer and part of my compensation is tied to their stock price. That said, I have also been a resident of the Continue reading Does Seattle Need Yet More Tax Money… for the Homeless?
I was thinking “programming is easy, but good programming is hard.” As a way of demonstrating programming is easy, I remembered the second program I learned to write after “Hello World.”
10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD."
20 GOTO 10
Some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions… The idea of a fresh start, leaving the baggage of the past behind and being a new you with the new year has power for people. Part of the tradition of the Jewish New Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
Despite plans to drop having a land line, having a household phone has certain conveniences… like being able to call the kids when they’re at home without us and for calling 911 without having to hunt down a cell phone. Continue reading Petey’s Pigs n’ Poi
As the maintainer of the Seattle CoderDojo web site, I get the contact emails. Twice in the past 9 months, we’ve received emails with the exact subject line “coding resources (thanks!).” Each purported to be from a different woman who Continue reading Certstaffix – Greyhat SEO Scam?
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
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?