Do Software Engineers Need to Learn Mathematics? →
…software engineering is all about abstraction. Every single concept, construct, and method is entirely abstract. Of course, it doesn’t feel that way to most software engineers. But that’s my point. The main benefit they got from the mathematics they learned in school and at university was the experience of rigorous reasoning with purely abstract objects and structures. ...
What Work Is Really For →
True freedom requires that we take part in the market as fully formed agents, with life goals determined not by advertising campaigns but by our own experience of and reflection on the various possibilities of human fulfillment. Such freedom in turn requires a liberating education, one centered not on indoctrination, social conditioning or technical training but on developing persons capable of...
CSS Pre-processors: SASS vs LESS →
If you’ve reached the CSS coding level where you hate CSS and its shortcomings, here are 2 of the hot CSS pre-processors, laid out in comparison by Chris Coyer nicely. Which would you choose?
Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams →
“If there is one student attitude that most all faculty bemoan, it is instrumentalism. This is the view that you go to college to get a degree to get a job to make money to be happy. Similarly, you take this course to meet this requirement, and you do coursework and read the material to pass the course to graduate to get the degree. Everything is a means to an end. Nothing is an end in...
Thinking: Why I'm taking full responsibility for... →
jarredsumner: Summary: High school isn’t educational because it incentivizes a credential only meaningful to universities instead of educating students. Then, it lets students blame their ignorance on their school when they enter The Real World. I love learning, but I’ve never excelled in school. That might… A great read. Education lost its meaning when it’s primarily used to sort...
WebKit.js: Yes it has finally happened! Browser... →
Every web developer’s dream come true! Edit: Happy April’s Fool :D
Computers In Schools Are A Failure, Says Computer... →
An old article featuring Alan Kay, the 2003 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner, speaks on computer aids and their impact in schools. “When I look at computers in schools, this is what I see. It’s all Guitar Hero,”—Alan Kay The medium of instruction has been changing over the span of our known civilization. From speech, carvings, and stone tablets, to writings, books, and computers. Sure, there is...
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
“Cosmic AC,” said Man, “How may entropy be reversed?”...– http://www.multivax.com/last_question.html An intriguing question that has harped the minds of generations of beings in the science fiction world of Isaac Asimov. It’s not so much of the geekness or nerd aura of the question that is important. The real question is “Then what?” ...
Building Responsive Layouts with Sass →
How to manage all that complexity when your designs gets too big with many different layout templates and CSS grows into a monster. Some things gotta give for pragmatism, that will be the “semantic web”. Those of you who know me well will probably do a double take after reading this post. I am using a lot of presentational class names in our new system. Has Chris given up on...
Amazing TED Talk by Andrew Stanton on storytelling. Priceless lessons from one who worked his way through and found them through successive experimenting. Are you a good storyteller? http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html
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More HTML5 Rocks! More reasons that browser vendors should adopt it, though the modern browsers already did. Those that didn’t, yes YOU M$ IE 6-9, should be banished into oblivion. But that’s not happening, when they hold the source. The default browser in PC, which not many non-tech savvy people knows to overcome (Come on there’s Google Chrome!), has its perks. That perk is...
Longing of the Wind—from Chronotorius by Bad...
HTML5 “Cool Shit on the Web!”—Overheard. This is the saving grace that will probably kick off stupid plugins like flash and silverlight for watching videos. Those 2 monsters mostly suck up all your computer’s RAM and take up lots of CPU load. Let’s not forget about insecurities like virus intrusion, exploits and more that comes with them. With video tag as part of the...
How To Make Your Life More Awesome With CSS3 Media Queries Brings my headache down another level grasping with the unknown. The medium in which people use to interact/access the internet comes in all shapes and sizes. Number one headache: Screen width/height. “Good Game!”, as my friends used to tell me when I’m in deep shit or losing in a game. Seriously, GG.
Laziness Bus Stop
“Procrastinators—Leaders of tomorrow” That’s what I have always been led to believe. I’ve reached the last bus stop for procrastination, this is where I alight to walk my path with my two feet solidly feeling the ground for myself. A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step. “Onward!” as I make my first stride away from the Laziness Bus...