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Excellent Example of Learning Math Through Puzzles

December 26, 2011

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These guys have created hundreds of programs that teach math without language through puzzles: Teaching Math Without Words, A Visual Approach to learning Math from MIND Research Institute  

The Joy of Programming

December 15, 2011

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Not to harp on how great it is to be able to spend my day building software (Programmer – The Best Profession?), but I’m deep in to two projects right now and I can barely make time to feed myself and sleep (let alone spend time with my newborn daughter). I’m not entirely sure whether […]

Programmer – The Best Profession?

December 11, 2011

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Ok, sorry about the title. I’m sure there are many many great professions and I have no idea how to make a legitimate argument that being a programmer is the best profession, but I do think it’s a very very good profession. Here I am, working on a Sunday not because I have to, but […]

The Power of Ownership and TDD

December 11, 2011

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I’ve spent most of my professional career founding companies and building products. Up until a few months ago I had a deep sense of ownership over each of the products I built. A few months ago, though, I teamed up with someone to build a product and have struggled to feel any ownership over the […]

Flipping Over A Problem

December 6, 2011

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This is one of my favorite approaches to problem solving and just creativity in general. Basically you take the problem or any obvious solutions and try to flip them upside down, try to think about the opposite. I took one computer science course in college (it actually helped me rediscover my passion for programming). Anyways […]

The Evidence For Upside Down Academy

December 3, 2011

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I just stumbled across an article from Time blog: http://ideas.time.com/2011/11/30/the-protege-effect/ It describes exactly why I built Upside Down Academy Trying to teach is a great way to learn something. Ideally you want to try and teach someone who understands the material less than you do, so it doesn’t feel like a completely pointless exercise, but […]

My Daughter Will Learn How To Program

December 2, 2011

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I have no doubt in my mind that all of my children (so far I just have one daughter) will learn how to program. “But what if she doesn’t show an interest in programming?” More and more that question to me sounds like someone asking “But what if she doesn’t show an interest in reading […]