@thomasfuchs The world would be better off if that guy would just shut up.
@shaen I usually scroll a little bit, but not too much. I often see various things in reverse order, which bothers me.
@thomasfuchs All I know is that I don't want to use the C64 after Rover there.
@thomasfuchs I thought mom was using some sort of recipe program, but according to the text it's a database. Still wondering what she's got in that database on screen since the ad seems to be playing up the stereotypes.
Good to see current and relevant information on the Emacs Wiki.
@c0debabe This is how I feel far too often.
@WearsManyHats My wife and I have started walking in our neighbourhood now. Not only is it nice to get out and see things, but we can't help but notice the income disparity, something we didn't see before.
@ethicsperoxide Similar. When I was a TA and lectured (which was not a lot, but I did), I often said, "just try different things out". I did not consider my own experience very carefully, though. Sure, I fiddled with ideas in code, but I already knew the fundamentals, that is, I could remix code in my head. And I, too, noticed that it just didn't pan out all that well for students. It wasn't just my classes, either. (I don't think I was that bad of a lecturer...)
I thought about it a bit and I realized that when I was younger, I read code listings more than I "just tried coding" because, well, that's all I had to go on. But I would stare at the listings for a long time.
I also don't know how to approach it. I should ask my friends who are lecturing at universities what they are trying.
My wife is a high school teacher and she agrees that exploration has lots of value, but it doesn't seem to work as the starting point.
I like your "bread crumbs" metaphor. Getting students to the point where they are confident to explore is probably more fruitful.
Even though this article goes into why, I simply do not get why there is so much anti-vax sentiment out there.
(The story within the story here is how two mothers learned the almost-hard-way why vaccines are so important.)
Appraoching #cat tessellation.
@ryen I think even my wife enjoys these, to some degree.
@thegibson Good morning!
It's snowing. Let's rest. #cats
Top 10 checkouts of all time from the New York Public Library.
re: Y2K follow up
@WearsManyHats The argument I always see about Y2K being a hoax is that there was a lot of talk about how dire not fixing it would be, stuff like planes falling out of the sky and society collapsing, and because that didn't happen it was a ridiculous waste of time and money. ("Ha! I told you so!")
Aside from the absurdity of this argument on a purely logical level, it shows how much sensationalism clouds even basic judgement. I don't think society would have collapsed, but there would have been massive inconvenience, especially in finance. The people who got the situation attention played up the bad angle and the reporting stuck with that angle. Meanwhile, those who did the boring work of fixing it quietly went about their duties.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.