Monthly Archives: January 2009

Quotes about education

My long Christmas break is over, and I started going back to school this week. I thought I’d commemorate it with a few quotes about education and college. “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~ Oscar Wilde “I … Continue reading

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Adventures in Flash gaming

I’ve been working on a little Flash-based shooter for a while now. The game is a fairly standard abstract vertical shooter with some nice visual effects and music. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like right now: Once it’s … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with gay adoption?

Answer: there’s nothing wrong with it. It improves the lives of children by bringing them into loving homes. Where’s the problem with that? Apparently conservatives (such as luckily-not-president McCain) believe that allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt is somehow … Continue reading

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Top 3 Open Source (X)HTML/CSS Editors

I’ve been a Dreamweaver user for a while now, but I thought it was about time to look at some of the free options available. I’d messed around with Nvu a bit a few years ago and thought it was … Continue reading

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Top 5 Firefox alternatives for Linux

I’m a huge fan of Firefox, but it just doesn’t run well on my EEE PC (which runs Ubuntu Linux). Because of this, I’ve been researching alternate web browsers that run in Linux. Epiphany is a browser for the GNOME … Continue reading

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Amusing computer science quotes

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. ~ Alan Kay Debugging is twice … Continue reading

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Amtrack police arrest man for taking photos for Amtrak photo contest

Amtrak has an annual photoƂ  contest that has been running since 2003. Duane Kerzic was standing on the public platform in New York’s Penn Station, taking photos to enter in next year’s photo contest, when he was approached by Amtrak … Continue reading

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Helpful online Python tutorials

I’m studying JAVA in school, but I’ve always felt Python was a more fun language, and I always recommend it to friends wanting to try programming for the first time. Here are a few good resources that can help you … Continue reading

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Too many LANs

One last night at my house — I went to sleep at 8:30am — and another one tomorrow night. I’m practically trading day for night here.

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