New Book: “Super Scratch Programming Adventure!”

I recently read about no starch press’s “Super Scratch Programming Adventure!” from a post at boingboing and had to purchase a copy. The book looks as terrific in person as it does in the discussion at boingboing. My daughter was happy to see the book when it came in the mail. I’m looking forward to […]

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celandine13: “Often, I think mistakes are more like bugs than errors.”

This was a fascinating post I tripped upon at LiveJournal that I wanted to share. celandine13: Errors vs. Bugs and the End of Stupidity: In fact, wrong notes always have a cause. An immediate physical cause. Just before you play a wrong note, your fingers were in a position that made that wrong note inevitable. […]

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A reading of Tim Berglund’s “Oh, The Methods You’ll Compose”

Transcription: “Oh, The Methods You’ll Compose”. When a coder sits down to start banging out code The first thing to start crowding his cognitive load Is whether his program will do what it should Correctness, he says, is what makes my code good It’s the function that captures the coder’s attention Behaviors and inputs and […]

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David Remnick’s profile of Springsteen at sixty-two a meditation on age and passion

New Yorker: David Remnick: We Are Alive: Bruce Springsteen at sixty-two: “You are isolated, yet you desire to talk to somebody,” Springsteen said. “You are very disempowered, so you seek impact, recognition that you are alive and that you exist. We hope to send people out of the building we play in with a slightly […]

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