GIGO


The reference Garbage In, Garbage Out is a staple when teaching computer science.  It generately acknowledges that a processor or a processor might be considered as a black box where data goes in one side and information out the other.  The black box essentially contains the ability to do whatever it is programmed to do;Continue reading “GIGO”

A Couple of Days with Ubuntu 13.04


I had a friend try to grind my gears over the weekend.  If you’re such a fan of Ubuntu, why are you carrying around a Macintosh computer?  It’s a valid observation but the reality is that I have both a Mac and a PC (Sony Vaio) and it’s the Vaio that’s running Ubuntu.  At theContinue reading “A Couple of Days with Ubuntu 13.04”

Distance to Mars – A Study in Pixels


Reference to this resource came through on my “Infographics” feed.  So, I checked it out and it’s a very interesting visualization.  When you click start, Earth is visualized as 100 pixels wide.  We all know what a pixel is so it’s an interesting and familiar reference. Click the arrow at the bottom of the screenContinue reading “Distance to Mars – A Study in Pixels”

So Smooooooth


There’s so much about Google Chrome that I like and it’s been my main browser for quite a while now.  There was one annoyance that happened when I sat at my desk, using a full keyboard and a scroll mouse.  The scroll action to the mouse just didn’t always seem right. It seemed slow andContinue reading “So Smooooooth”

An Incredible Mathematics Application


  This is an application that has me excited in so many ways that I think it’s a can’t miss for any mathematics teacher using a computer.  Calling itself a dynamic geometery application, Sketchometry is really something to play around with. First – the geeky part.  This is a perfect example of where I thinkContinue reading “An Incredible Mathematics Application”