November 17, 2006


7:48:46 PM [anonymous-friend]: ok
7:48:48 PM [anonymous-friend]: man question
7:49:22 PM joshstaiger: no manual entry for question
7:49:27 PM joshstaiger: ok, that was bad

In General, Technology and Software

Posted at 11:21 PM | Permanent link

November 16, 2006

MIT making the switch?

Looks like MIT is considering a switch from Scheme to Python for its introductory CS course.

I always thought it was pretty cool that MIT started off their students in Scheme. Probably did wonders for separating those with a deep understanding of Computer Science from the code monkeys.

But hey, Python is a great teaching language, and it looks like Hal Abelson (SICP) is involved in this course as well. I'd be surprised if it's not very well done.

In Technology and Software

Posted at 11:47 PM | Permanent link

November 13, 2006


Wow, Rumsfeld gets fired and Java gets opensourced.

Am I dreaming?

Hell must be chilly these days.

In Matters that are otherwise worthwhile, Technology and Software

Posted at 09:43 AM | Permanent link

November 06, 2006

Please vote


Remember 2004? Way back when we didn't think torture was up for debate? When we thought habeas corpus was a given?

We've been there before. We can get back there. Right? One step at a time.

Please vote tomorrow and look for irregularities as best you can.

Here are some convenient score cards:

In Matters that are otherwise worthwhile

Posted at 10:46 PM | Permanent link