Month: March 2014

Classifying

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One day last summer while my gaze was fixed firmly on my bellybutton (apparently there’s a word for that) I threw some of the stuff I had written (everything I had ever written for this blog, for example) into an on-line text analysis tool. (I’m not sure but I may have used this one.) It told me a bunch of things. It told me that my ‘average’ sentence has just under ten words. (I’m not […]

Sounding (a different kind)

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Healthcare can be a funny thing. Not that long ago I wouldn’t have thought that, but in the last year or so I’ve had a moderate amount of contact with the healthcare ‘process’ and I’ve changed my mind to some extent. (I mean, you meet a ton of people and people can be funny, you see a lot of technology and technology can be funny and there’s a large bureaucracy and bureaucracies can be funny […]

Searching. And not whacking. (Or sighing.)

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I’ve said before that I’m interested in/entertained by what brings people here. (Clearly, most people aren’t looking for self-indulgent drivel but what are they looking for?) Yesterday, for example, I was informed that someone was here because he (or she, I suppose, but I’m unable to bring myself to use ‘they’ as a third-person-singular pronoun) typed the following into a search engine: what does the h and * mean on a curling score board My […]

Skating (with the man)

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(Not waiting for one — even though I like the song.) I have a problem with authority. I have problems with a lot of things (it’s all part of my… let’s just call it ‘charm’) but authority is definitely one of them. I have issues with pretty much every type of authority figure that exists (Ms. Rose can confirm that. Sir Rose can confirm that. Heck, anyone can confirm that.) but I have a special […]

Installing

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Some months ago, I talked a little about computer science education (but only in passing — it wasn’t the focus of the story). I’m going to do it again. Sorry about that. Blame Krista. It shouldn’t be too bad, though — once again it’s not really a big part of the story. Honest. Would I lie to you? Once upon a time, not everyone had a computer. In those days, when one taught computer science, […]