More Code With My Son: Now I’m Learning with him

Since my last post on coding with my son, his game Blob Attack has come a long way. New graphics, more levels, a real leaderboard, somewhat proper signup and registration and now phone playability. This caused us to Google often and I got a lot of – “YOU don’t know how to do this?!” Thankfully…

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Teaching My Son to Code. Insanity Now. Serenity Never.

A while ago my son, Ahan, started showing some interest in code. He was visitingĀ code.orgĀ regularly and dragging random code blocks together to draw patterns. But after a few months of that without understanding much more than a loop is used to repeat things, I decided it was time for him to learn some “real” code….

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Get Rid of Adobe Reader, Flash is next?

I’ve been using Foxit for some time (maybe a couple of years) now because Adobe Reader had become a bloated piece of crap that slows down my machine, crashes browsers and uses way more resources than it should. But now Adobe has gone one step beyond just making a crappy product – they want to…

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VMWare + Win 7

I just got Windows 7 installed and running in VMWare Server šŸ™‚ IT took a while to install but is running pretty smoothly. The only app I installed so far is Opera 10 Alpha. As I add more and play with it a little more, I’ll make some new posts in the near future. BTW…

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Excel 2007 Bug

I have a simple spreadsheet with a few floating point numbers. All two decimal places or less. The total of the numbers is zero. But Excel displays the total as 2.32832E-11 (which is nearly zero but I’d rather just see a zero). It does resolve itself if I change the format of the Column from…

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Kubuntu 8.10!

All this while I’ve been using Ubuntu on my Thinkpad and have been very happy with only a few minor complaints such as the non-functional multi-monitor utility and compiz fusion not working until 8.10. Now I decided to give KDE a try so I installed Kubuntu-desktop and logged into KDE 4.1!!! Oooh drool!!! The unreleased…

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After Vista

Windows Vista has many new nice features but it faces severe criticism and omitted several announced high profile features such as WinFS and now it seems that the next Windows (Windows 7) will be out next year. IMHO, because of Vistas failure and everybody wanting XP, maybe Microsoft should hire the guy who made this…

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