The Day Github Came to Town

So Python is now in the books; by which I mean, we got it into the dual-credit curriculum, we have it on our machines, and we had a lot of fun making it work.

Next, CSS frameworks will replace Dreamweaver in Web Design II. And what better way to implement them than this?

Python or bust!

And so after months of harping about how great it would be to switch from DarkBASIC to Python in my game design classes, the time has come to put up or shut up and start designing the class itself. It will be split in two, starting with Python and ending with JavaScript.

Now to figure out how all this is going to work…

Once upon a time

I always wanted something. And at one time, that meant I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know what that meant. Not one bit. But then, there came the time when the keyboard was faster than my mind. And it all changed.

The Stitcher scare

So my Sticher Radio stopped functioning this morning, and as I panicked at the lack of content, I realized that nowhere have I written down my playlist.

The Daily Grind

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  • CBS What’s in the News link
  • AP Radio: Updated Hourly link
  • Fox News Radio link
  • NPR News Hourly News Summary link
  • NPR Topics: Technology link
  • APM: Marketplace Morning Report link
  • APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Report link
  • APM: Marketplace Tech link
  • TWIT Bits link
  • Geek Radio Daily link
  • TWIT Tech News Today link
  • TWIT Tech News 2Night link
  • Daily Tech News Show link
  • Current Geek link

The Digital Calculator Blues

Last night, as I was tippy-tapping on my ipad and retweeting weather updates and listening to voicemails and reviewing information about the next day I thought about how mundane the whole experience was. I was suddenly reminded of that time in 1973 or 1974 when my father showed me what was then an absurd purchase, a pocket calculator with bright green digital numbers, that could add, subtract, multiply and good grief, divide with the push of a couple of buttons.

From TV and movies, I hear that the first heroin high is the best and probably the only one you’ll ever enjoy. Other than the first 10 hours of “Combat” on the 2600 and the joy of BASIC programming, I’m not sure technology will ever again excite me as much as that little box with glowing numbers.

The Story of the Race to Develop the Pocket Electronic Calculator