There’s been a lot said and written about income and wealth inequality in the United States recently, but most of it refers to he-said-she-said quotes and data and statistics. I thought it was time to actually dive into the primary source data to see what the real story is. And the real story is that … Continue reading Which Percent are You? — The Actual Income Distribution in the United States
1/ A few thoughts on what I think literacy is today. 2/ For reading: know how to read data, read code, read words critically and read sources — to find out what is real and what is not. 3/ For writing: know how to write code, write words on emails and on blogs and on tweets, professionally … Continue reading What Literacy Means Today
Do you use a computer? I think now the question isn’t if you use a computer—but rather, how many computers you use. The computer or phone you are reading this on, the computer you use for work, or school, the computers in your car, the computers that go into making your favorite movie, or favorite … Continue reading Read, Write, Code — Why Computer Science Should be Required in High School
How I’m setting up my computer I’m going to try some things differently, and I’ll record how this goes. I lost an old computer, which was a huge bummer so: Turn on Find my Mac. Upgrade my iCloud storage because I’ve been out of space for months. Oops, before 1. I downloaded the Yosemite Mac … Continue reading Setting Up a New Macbook Air (… again)
Michael Brandt joined me for 10 days on the road trip from New Orleans to DC, and made this film about our trip and computer science education around the country. It’s great!
I always find myself needing to look up this exact syntax. mysql> create database MY_DATABASE character set utf8; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.04 sec) mysql> grant all privileges on MY_DATABASE.* to ‘MY_USERNAME’@’localhost’ identified by ‘MY_PASSWORD’; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.06 sec)
I’ve used this setup so many times now that I wanted to write up a list post explaining how I do it. This method is something I found on this site, but I just wanted to add my own commentary. The idea is that you are developing a website locally using git, and you want … Continue reading Lightweight Deployment With Git
If you read tech news or startup news, you are probably numb to it. “Here is a new startup that will revolutionize our daily lives.” “This site promises to forever change the way we communicate.” “This one is a new twist on local deals.” “You can watch videos or listen to music—but with your friends.” … Continue reading Jitterbunk. Bunk Your Friends.
Then head over to raunk.com. This is the startup I’ve been working on this summer with four friends. It’s a site where you can rate anything, and from the ratings, see best-of lists from different perspectives. Since the best-of lists are generated dynamically and from tags, we can generate really amazing and specific lists. Let … Continue reading If you thought that was interesting…