northtemple - Accessibility to the Face
“Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into Section 508 or the Rehabilitation Act or any of the rest of that stuff. It’s all about politics and has nothing to do with what I’m going to talk about.”
The issues of accessibility are a daily reality for my family. For us, it’s not a political issue at all. Our oldest daughter, Ramona, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair to get around.
in which accessibility is about people, not checklists.
Accessibility is NOT a checklist. Accessibility is about usability.小野和俊のブログ:プログラマーの開発速度は「はまる」時間の長さで決まる
問題にはまるタイプのプログラマーの特徴 1. クラスやメソッドの命名が不適切、2. 「とりあえず」書いたコードが悪さを、 3. 「このままでは何かがおかしい」と感じながら作業を、4. ツールに振り回されている 5. 「よくあるつくり」に対する理解が乏しい、6. APIの存在を認知できていない (1) 適当に書いたコードは後でとても大きな被害をもたらす可能性が高い (2) たくさんのソフトウェアの「つくり」に触れ、APIを熟知しよう
たくさんソースコードを読んで審美眼的なものが鍛えられると、開発が始まってからのはまる時間も短くなるのかもしれない。my evolution as a programmer
I was reading an article on "Lambda the Ultimate" about Bruce Mills's book "A Theoretical Introduction to Programming," and in particular about the difference between "menu-lookup" writing of glue code, and "real programming", which the author defines as "to increase the computational capacity, to begin with a set of operations, and develop them into new operations that were not obviously implicit in the original set."
A really nice and introspective peek into Kragen's development as a programmer. Lots of nice insights.The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
The Basic Laws of Human StupidityWriteThinkLearn.pdf (application/pdf Object)
How to improve writing, thinking and learning.
Una presentación en PDF para organizar mejor el texto escrito y a partir de ahí optimizar las ideas y los modelos de aprendizaje. En inglés.Cottage Computer Programming
The deliberate cultivation of individual creativity may end up being the most important social result of computer technology. Either that, or cottage programmers like myself will simply have more time to cultivate our gardens
You may have heard about me. In the computer business I'm known as the Oregon Hermit. According to rumor, I write personal computer programs in solitude, shunning food and sleep in endless fugues of work. I hang up on important callers in order to keep the next few programming ideas from evaporating, and I live on the end of a dirt road in the wilderness. I'm here to tell you these vicious rumors are true.
yed images and messages. In one of the sequences a cabin appeared on a hilltop, the door opened, then music played. It was designed to persuade a certain someone to visit meUniversities and Economic Growth
via kedrosky .... greenspun is right of course but that doesn't mean i've stopped thinking he's kind of an asshole
I don't agree with all of his points, but I do like some of his proposals as to how to restructure pedagogy to make classes far more practical.
"This article is about why educational performance is critical to a society's wealth, how the modern university is not appreciably improved over the template established in 1088, and proposes some simple changes that should greatly improve the effectiveness of undergraduate education."
What universities need to change to improve society
This article is about why educational performance is critical to a society's wealth, how the modern university is not appreciably improved over the template established in 1088, and proposes some simple changes that should greatly improve the effectiveness of undergraduate education.Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues
How many gold medals would Michael Phelps have won if all he cared about was making it across the pool? How many championships would Jordan have if all he'd wanted to do was dribble the ball down the court? Sure, you can make it across the country in relative comfort. But let me ask you this: How many spare wagon wheels do you think Michael Phelps takes with him? Why not push a naked, starving family to the brink of collapse and hunt your ass off for food all the way to Oregon? Isn't that what Jordan would do?
This reminded me of this - http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html - which was discovered almost to the detriment of my GPA right around finals time last spring.
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues
"Listen, son, we need to have a talk. This isn't going to be easy for either of us. You are not my son. I'm sorry, I know this will come as a blow to you. But the fact is, no son of mine plays Oregon Trail like you do. "
No son of mine plays Oregon Trail like that...Adobe Design Center - Columns and articles from experts on web design and motion graphics
by Jeffrey Zeldman
Why understanding the difference is what it's all about by Jeffrey Zeldmanvallog: プログラマが好きそうな読み物100
Seneca, a Spanish-born philosopher of Rome who lived in the first century A.D., was one of the prominent sages of the Stoic school. He's chiefly remembered today for his Moral Essays, a collection of twelve articles on various ethical themes. "On The Shortness Of Life" is an essay addressed to a friend, and it is excerpted and condensed here from Moses Hadas' fine work, The Stoic Philosophy Of Seneca.
True.A Photo Student › Photo Writings
A Photo Student › Photo Writings - essays by Benjamin, Barthes, Sontag, Foucault, etc.
The Adventures of James Pomerantz in Photo MFA LandLaurence Tratt: How can C Programs be so Reliable?
How can C Programs be so Reliable?News & Culture | Barack Obama and the Post-Stupid Universe
I never did suspend Max. He became one of my best students, and is now studying to be a pharmacist at UC Davis. Soon, he'll be dosing people for a living. Funny how life turns out that way.
lolNear Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction
Julian Bleecker : Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds.
Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds. So, this is a bit of a think-piece, with examples and some insights that provide a few conclusions about why this is important as well as how it gets done. How do you entangle design, science, fact and fiction in order to create this practice called “design fiction” that, hopefully, provides different, undisciplined ways of envisioning new kinds of environments, artifacts and practices.
"Design Fiction is making things that tell stories. It’s like science-fiction in that the stories bring into focus certain matters-of-concern, such as how life is lived, questioning how technology is used and its implications, speculating bout the course of events; all of the unique abilities of science-fiction to incite imagination-filling conversations about alternative futures ... It’s meant to encourage truly undisciplined approaches to making and circulating culture by ignoring disciplines that have invested so much in erecting boundaries between pragmatics and imagination."
design essayCultivated Play: Farmville | MediaCommons
"The secret to Farmville’s popularity is neither gameplay nor aesthetics. Farmville is popular because in entangles users in a web of social obligations. When users log into Facebook, they are reminded that their neighbors have sent them gifts, posted bonuses on their walls, and helped with each others’ farms. In turn, they are obligated to return the courtesies. As the French sociologist Marcel Mauss tells us, gifts are never free: they bind the giver and receiver in a loop of reciprocity. It is rude to refuse a gift, and ruder still to not return the kindness. We play Farmville, then, because we are trying to be good to one another. We play Farmville because we are polite, cultivated people."
Interesting read on social gaming, e.g. FarmVille: http://bit.ly/bLPIEK – Jacob Bøtter (boetter) http://twitter.com/boetter/statuses/12443260031
Cultivated Play: Farmville liszkiewicz's pictureThe Bride Was Beautiful
Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life...
The Bride Was Beautiful http://bit.ly/17BSEw #feedly [from http://twitter.com/eaton3000/statuses/1600735230]
Pa' que chilles un rato. :)
I hate NicoleWithout God - The New York Review of Books
In his celebrated 1837 Phi Beta Kappa Oration at Harvard, titled "The American Scholar," Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that a day would come when America would end what he called "our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands." His prediction came true in the twentieth century, and in no area of learning more so than in science. This surely would have pleased Emerson. When he listed his heroes he would generally include Copernicus and Galileo and Newton along with Socrates and Jesus and Swedenborg. But I think that Emerson would have had mixed feelings about one consequence of the advance of science here and abroad—that it has led to a widespread weakening of religious belief.
Without God By Steven Weinberg Charles DarwinCharles Darwin by David Levine In his celebrated 1837 Phi Beta Kappa Oration at Harvard, titled "The American Scholar," Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that a day would come when America would end what he called "our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands." His prediction came true in the twentieth century, and in no area of learning more so than in science. This surely would have pleased Emerson. When he listed his heroes he would generally include Copernicus and Galileo and Newton along with Socrates and Jesus and Swedenborg. But I think that Emerson would have had mixed feelings about one consequence of the advance of science here and abroad—that it has led to a widespread weakening of religious belief.
He warned me that we must worship God, because otherwise we would start worshiping each other. He was right about the danger, but I would suggest a different cure: we should get out of the habit of worshiping anything.Everything you need to know about the internet | Technology | The Observer
In spite of all the answers the internet has given us, its full potential to transform our lives remains the great unknown. Here are the nine key steps to understanding the most powerful tool of our age – and where it's taking usNo, really, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl | Tau Day, 2010
quite convincing :)
Tau = 2*Pi. Revelation of the century.
The Tau Manifesto