21 Mar 2005 nymia   » (Master)

We are not so special

Ralf made interesting comments on programmers ability to code which is quite unique. The distinction has a remarkable effect.

At the end, Ralf seems to topple the arguments he stacked up with one sweep that programmers are not much different from others.

MS Evangelist Blogs About Mac Mini

Here is the blog.

Croquet on Making It Stick

A certain blogger on Making It Stick posted a screenshot of Croquet.

Deck

Started working on setting up the piers of the 10x10 deck. Went to the local lumber yesterday and got some 2x4x10 planks and six pier blocks.

Fedora

Played around with Fedora after installing all packages. Turns out the fast PC I knew ran a little slower. Also noticed the new desktop layout, ala-Mac. File system browser has a new behavior similar to BeOS, was it called spatial? Anyway, the latest Fedora is better than the previous one, though.

Mac

I had to let the Mac go as I didn't have any reason for using that beautiful machine. It turns out that all that GUI glitter didn't have any effect on me. Maybe because it was the old G4? It would be nice to get the G5 and run some number crunchers, see how fast that beauty runs.

Learning Method: Lancaster-Montessori

The results of the experiment turned out pretty good. I was surprised to see how the system did the job of making the kids(?) perform well. I think I've found a way of improving the 'pedagogy' that were practiced at the turn of the century. The experiment is still running and will conclude after 7 to 10 years.

There is now a methodology after years of trial and error. It is able to monitor progress by tracking quizzes, assignments and other tests.

The goal is to save money. College money. I think it is doable.

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