I think the main problem with teaching programming is that still nobody actually knows how to really program well. We have some vague practices that have sometimes worked, but that's pretty much it, it's mostly hit and miss. I find it very funny that despite that fact, we still have very well developed methodologies for teaching programming — and those are being used by teachers who have never in their life wrote an original program of their own.
Finally caught up on Doctor Who. I love the Doctor, the characters, visuals, themes, everything.
But I did not really enjoy most of the season for some reason. Maybe writing, maybe just how it all fit (or didn't) together.
The 9th episode was absolutely fantastic though, 10th was quite good and so was the New Year's special.
Seeing as I've had the same feelings with the first Capaldi's and Smith's seasons, I'm optimistic.
I wrote about my plans and expectations with respect to #circuitpython in 2019: http://dopieralski.pl/posts/2019-01-04-circuitpython/
Whenever you see old tools, weapons or treasures in a museum — especially from the stone or bronze ages — always remember that what you see is just a small part of it, that there probably were wooden, leather or cloth parts that weren't preserved, and that it was probably all beautifully painted. Ancient humans were anything but primitive.
You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
Surveillance capitalism is coming to town!
Dose Response, a short open-world roguelike where you play an addict, is now released on Windows, Linux and OSX!
It's pay what you want, open source and you get it from itch.io:
Announcing a new release of tcod-rs (version 0.13.0)!
`tcod-rs` provides Rust bindings for libtcod. You can use them to write roguelikes! \o/
Someone post's "I've just released my first game!" on Reddit. I think "congrats, good for you!" as I check it out.
Then the description page says: "I worked on this for a few months, and while it won't win any game of the year awards, I'm proud to have finished something. " and it looks pretty good too.
and I'm like: Fuck you.
For a reference, Dose Response is 5 years and 6 moths old at this point /o\
I hate this feeling, when you come back to an old hobby, of remembering already being much better than you are upon return. Your expectations about the quality of your work are much higher than what you can do after years of a pause.
I think this is one of the reasons why I almost don't draw anymore, except for simple stick figures for slides, and why I stopped playing the ocarina.
Now I'm struggling with it trying to get back to building walking robots, or rather programming them, as they are mostly built.
Hi I'm getting one of these
RT @DevRelCallum@twitter.com Please help me twitter, I ordered this large boi when I was drunk, and had it delivered to my friend in America. It's going to cost $1000 to ship here to the UK. The box is fucking massive, and weighs 16.80 lbs. Any creative solutions for getting it back from San Francisco to UK?
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