“Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.”

I went on an interesting journey online last night that led me to the source of the above phrase, a poem on mortality, entropy, memory… and databases. Yes, you read that right. I read Tor.com’s wonderful blog almost once a day to check up posts on books, favorite sci-fi and fantasy TV Series, and more. […]

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My Favorite Classic Doctor Who Episodes

This is a handy list of older Doctor Who episodes to watch while waiting for the new season to start. For new fans, if you can get past the special effects, and imagine a series where most episodes were more like ‘The Empty Child’, slower, and a whole lot creepier, and maybe imagine yourself as […]

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“A manifesto for teaching computer science in the 21st century”

John Naughton wrote a public set of proposals to Michael Gove, Britain’s MP, Secretary of State for Education, for rebooting its ICT curriculum and published it in The Guardian. It’s a good read. Even better, check out The Guardian’s profile of 7 teenagers who code. Related: Metafilter: Guardian feature on the future of computing education […]

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Charles Miller: “how mind-blowingly awesome that is?”

We’ve come a long way from the 80s and the devices that so many of us started our journey as programmers Charles Miller notes in “Johnny and Jenny Can Code”: Today, if you’re a teenager with a Mac (insert some other platform into this paragraph if you object to Apple on moral or financial grounds), […]

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Non-Metal Iron Maiden Covers

YouTube: naddani: Wasted Years (Iron Maiden) – Acoustic cover: YouTube: Thomas Zwijsen: Classical/Acoustic: Iron Maiden acoustic – Wasted Years: YouTube: JonathanHarpa: Iron Maiden in harp and guitar – Hallowed be thy name: YouTube: vkgoeswild: Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills – piano cover: YouTube: WonkyFonk: Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name (acoustic): YouTube: […]

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