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More robotics

So, after boasting about my middle child and only daughter programming a robot for her STEM class final, my youngest is applying to be in Robotics club. Apparently, they only have 10 kids total who can do it, and only 2 out of the 4th grade – the remaining 8 will be out of the […]

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The Twilight Zone and general business

I listened to the most recent podcast for Nerdificent this morning, and now I want to watch the Twilight Zone.  I can remember watching these shows when I was younger, and I found some of them unsettling.  Now, I suspect that I’d probably find them as unsettling, but not as creepy. I have been trying […]

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New podcast list

I’ve talked before about listening to HowStuffWorks poodcasts, including Stuff You Missed in History Class, and Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know.  I hadn’t been listening to much other than the Missed in History podcast, because I started listening from the beginning.  I think I got to the end of November 2017, before I […]

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My little geek

This year, my middle child and only daughter took a STEM class. In this class, she did various things, including take pictures and work on the yearbook. At the end of the year, the members of the class had to do a project. The project she chose was to program an M-Bot. One of her […]

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Now this is too cool

http://mentalfloss.com/article/86016/6-math-concepts-explained-knitting-and-crochet So, someone figured out that you can use needework to explain both simple and complicated math. You can use a block style Afghan for multiplication or more complicated structures to show other concepts. As someone who both knits and crochets, I find this cool and fascinating.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes: This just made me think about all those grammar posts you see. Does it matter to many who aren’t writers, editors or English teachers?

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Shopping around

At some point very soon, I’m going to have to wipe the hard drive on my laptop and reinstall Windows.  The main problem is, I bought it used from work and got the key for this copy of Vista since it came with the computer, but I don’t think I have an installation disc for […]

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Well, duh

As the year comes to a close, I realized that I haven’t posted a lot this year.  There has been a lot on my mind, but it doesn’t always translate well to the screen. I saw an article several weeks ago about the McRib.  It was talking about how the McRib is processed meat.  Well […]

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WYSIWYG or Not as the Case May Be

When I first started designing websites, I found editors that were referred to as WYSIWYG or What You See is What You Get.  For some reason, this phrase resonates with a few things I was listening to tonight when trying to get the boy to sleep.  One of these days, my 3 yo will sleep […]

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SOPA – The Bad Idea That Would NOT Die

So every once in awhile, a new bill hits Congress with the goal of reducing online piracy.  The latest version of this is SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act.  The counterpart in the Senate is PROTECT-IP (this one’s a mouthful – Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act).  I […]

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