Building games on a Saturday morning

The sixth grader stares intently at the screen, working the mouse and entering numbers on the keyboard. As the work progresses, a huge grin spreads across his face. He then pokes his friend, sitting next to him. “Hey!” he says, “Look what I can do!!” On Saturday, about two...

Freedom’s just another word for being in control

Using a computer is kind of like using a car. The device lets you do all kinds of things. It needs some maintenance. Most owners show some pride and prejudice about their chosen brand/model/etc. Owners like chatting about the pros, cons, features, etc. of the model they own, etc....

Instant Gratification: The Joys of Coding

I got up at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning to do some coding. I know some might think it sad, but it was a delightful hour. I’m learning to program in Python through the Coursera course taught by a team of professors from Rice University. I know some Python,...
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