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Entries from January 2006

Awaiting Jobs Keynote: links on presentations

January 10th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I’m not a Mac-fanatic, but I like to watch Steve Jobs speak. But I didn’t think twice about his style or appeal until I started giving my own presentations. Somehow I’ll try to find the video version of his MacWorld keynote (I can’t even access the website at the moment). Here are a few links [...]

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Embracing programming at an early age

January 10th, 2006 · 6 Comments

or at least a programming book In the same week that our Squeak programming book arrived from Amazon, Jill at misbehaving.net pointed to statistics on kids and women in computers, ending her post with the admonition: Buy your daughters computers!. That same week also Nat Torkington noted my desire for interviews with hackers and posted [...]

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Robot love

January 10th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Thanks to Nathan Torkington, my daughter is in love with a Tamiya robot horse she’s named Truggy. It all began this fall when I read Nathan’s post on O’Reilly Radar describing how he and his six-year-old son built a robot together. So when time came for Santa to go shopping, she looked for the same [...]

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In the land of lost and found/ my brief appearance at the January East Side Weblog Meetup

January 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. But I can try to cherish and recognize what I have now. Last Tuesday I had planned to go to the January East Side Weblog Meetup 7 pm at Crossroads Mall. Trying to combine multiple goals into one ferry trip, as a matter of efficiency, I [...]

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Strangely warm

January 9th, 2006 · No Comments

While visiting the Post Office on the island, I noticed a tree blooming with fragrant pink blossoms. I don’t know if the end of December is an appropriate time for this tree to begin blooming. We have had some unusually warm weather in recent weeks, following our heavy frost and snow in late November and [...]

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