Category: Coding

  • I really like videos like this: Open source as a way of doing things has such amazing potential to make our world so much better. Watching videos like this tend to prompt me to revisit my calendar and try find regular blocks of time I can dedicate to my dusty coding projects.

  • I enjoyed James Somers’ article in the Atlantic titled “The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete” about how the standard format for scientific papers, namely PDF, is no longer the appropriate format for such data-intensive work. This is, of course, the whole problem of scientific communication in a nutshell: Scientific results today are as often as not […]

  • Learning Flask with Corey Schafer

    My Summer project is to finish an initial version of my Practice Math site for our kids. I’ve hit a bit of a snag with fractions, but the functionality for whole numbers is almost ready. The next step is to create a web site for the project so our kids can use the app through […]

  • Practice Math – the Python Edition

    One of my projects this Summer is to redevelop my Practice Math project. The goal is to create a site that my kids can use to practice their math.

  • My idea of a good time: coding on a Linux computer

    Lately my idea of fun has been firmly rooted in coding, and playing around with Linux.

  • Raising brave, imperfect daughters, and teaching them to code

    Last week I came across a tweet sharing Reshma Saujani’s TED talk, titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection”. I immediately bookmarked it to watch with my daughter (and tweeted my plan to do that).

  • The life of a coder/developer is both a wonderful and immensely frustrating experience. The scales tip in both directions, usually several times a day. Today was no exception.

  • Sarah Drasner shared her awesome Array Explorer tool on Twitter the other day. It’s design is pretty simple, and yet a powerful way to learn JavaScript arrays.