Tag Archives: Programming

Blogging from BBEdit, redux

I’ve been having blog problems the past couple of weeks. My script for publishing from BBEdit has been working fine when publishing new posts, but it’s been throwing errors when updating posts after editing. I’m not sure what has changed. I did update my WordPress installation recently, but I’m also suspicious of new configurations my…Read More…

Quick invoicing emails with MailMate

I’m not ready to write a post on the positives and negatives (mostly positives) of MailMate, but I am ready to share a script that automates one of my common emailing tasks. The invoices I send to clients are PDFs that I attach to a short email. The body of the email is boilerplate: here’s…Read More…

New computer program wants to teach itself everything about any subject

Word-picture association is one of the basic mechanisms of human memory. As children, it helps us to learn language by verbalizing what we see, as adults it is an invaluable aid to visualizing broader concepts or perhaps helping those with an LBLD (Lan…Read More…

  • By Colin Jeffrey
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged Artificial Intelligence, Colin Jeffrey, Computer, , Learning, Object Recognition, Pattern Recognition, University of Washington

Mapping photos with Pythonista 1.5

This tweet from Ole Zorn on Saturday took a load off my mind: Pythonista 1.5 has passed Apple’s review – release on Monday, more details soon. \o/— Ole Zorn (@olemoritz) Jun 14 2014 6:27 AM First, I was relieved to see that Ole had dodged the App Store’s threat to remove Pythonista. Second, I could…Read More…


The day after the WWDC keynote, after I’d skimmed the Swift documentation, I learned from this post by Clark Goble and this tweet by Allen MacKenzie that Yosemite was going to have a new scripting language. Or maybe an old scripting language resurrected. Either way, JavaScript is going to take a spot alongside AppleScript as…Read More…

A Developer Cloned “Flappy Bird” Using Apple’s New Programming Language Swift In A Matter Of Hours

 Less than a day after Apple made its surprising announcement about a whole new programming language for building iOS applications, called Swift, a developer with just four hours of Swift programming experience under his belt created a clone of the virally popular game “Flappy Bird.” However, the game itself didn’t take four hours to code –…Read More…

Apple’s new Swift language explained: A clever move to boost iOS, while holding Android apps back

With iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, and the the latest version of the Xcode developer tools, Apple has introduced a whole new programming language called Swift. According to Apple, Swift will make it a lot easier and more fun to develop apps for both iOS and OS…Read More…

  • By Sebastian Anthony

Kibo robot kit aims to teach young kids programming skills

KinderLab Robotics has launched a new robot building and programming platform called Kibo that’s designed for youngsters from 4 years and up. After customizing and personalizing a two-wheeled base unit, the kids can tell the robot what they want it to …Read More…

  • By Paul Ridden
  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged Children, , Learning, Paul Ridden, Robotics, STEM

LittleBits adds Arduino module, instant backorders result

Last year, my daughter and I had the opportunity to try out Littlebits – magnetic circuits that make it easy for kids to create a variety of simple projects – for a few weeks. She’s been talking about it ever since. Now the company is offering a new Arduino module that allows kids to not…Read More…

  • Posted in Uncategorized
  • Also tagged arduino, Education, Electronics, , Kids, Maker Faire

These Tween Girls Created An Android App For The Blind

 A group of six grade school girls in Los Fresnos, Texas took it upon themselves to solve a problem for blind kids. They built an app for them. The app, Hello Navi, first came from the imagination of a particular girl in the group, Grecia Cano. She says her heart went out to the blind students in her school…Read More…

  • By Sarah Buhr
  • Posted in Software
  • Also tagged Education, girls who code, google play, Google Play Apps, Google Play For Education, STEM,
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