Tag: programming

Robot Turtles

Have you heard of Robot Turtles? It’s “The Board Game for Little Programmers”. Some official blurbs: Robot Turtles is the the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history. It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals to kids ages 3 and up. Inspired by the Logo programming language, lets kids write programs with cards. Up to five players [1 … Continue reading »

Not a New Problem

This article speaks of careless use of XML and of how the government wants a standard. This is not a new problem. Once upon a time, the Department of Defense wanted to standardize the way contract proposals were submitted. Thus VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language – VHSIC means Very Speed Integrated Circuit) was born. Schematics …

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Microsoft At It Again

Now Microsoft is trying to dictate how we license software we develop. They’re trying to bully people away from GPL. Microsoft’s file-share rule makes wavesMicrosoft has opened a new chapter in its long-running dispute with open-source software developers–and it could have antitrust implications. In late March, Microsoft published a document that outlines how third-party developers …

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Microsoft Rant

I’m not a big fan of Microsoft. They make products with great interfaces, but flaky guts. On top of that, their business practices are monopolistic. Everybody knows that, right? Of course they do. So when my university struck a deal with the devil to offer free Microsoft products to students (read as “indoctrinate young programmers …

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