Category: Programming

Email is obsolete

When was the last time email was actually useful? If my students have a question, I’d much rather them text me to make sure I can find their messages – my work inbox is so full of extraneous stuff that I lose so many student emails. Plus, with Canvas, I essentially have two inboxes for …

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Status of Moosader projects

Just to barf onto “paper” somewhere… Undead Debt – active development (Fall/Winter 2018) Ghosts – Intern visual novel – to be finished early 2019 Dance Competition – on hold Flipside Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty – to be finished early 2019 The internship program is paused for Q4 because of holidays and school! 😛 We will resume …

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Kind Software

The struggle How can we fight the powers-that-be in our normal, daily lives? What can we little people possibly do when even our one power – voting – is ignored. We call senators and tell them how to represent us, and they ignore us for their own gain. When our daily lives are monetized for …

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I miss Fin ‘N’ Kit

Where I was, job-wise Back in 2012 I quit my job as a software developer and decided to go back to school and use this chance to try to make and publish games. I was so sick of working in the basement in a 6’x6’x6′ cubicle (in retrospect, I was lucky to have a cubicle!) …

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Is broke

The WordPress tags have gone haywire and I don’t feel like looking into why, and how to fix. I could, and that’s the beauty of Open Source, but… it’s like 11 pm on a Saturday night, maaaaan.

Programming Poems

Was just playing around with words to try to think of ways to get students to remember that they need == when comparing two values. To compare if two values are equal, Your equal sign needs a sequel. (==)   I posted it on FB, and was given the response “===” so then I wrote: …

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Programming for Discrete Math

I like using programming in the classroom. I’ve never seen programming really used much in any of the math classes I’ve had in the past, save from some odd MatLab projects (of course I opt for NumPy or SciLab – Go FOSS!), and sometimes reading paragraphs of math problem examples in a textbook just makes …

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Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #7

Beyond all the other “hidden” changes going on, I’ve been working on cutscenes for the game. For now, we’re going to keep it simple with still images rather than something really animated. Here is the cutscene system implemented, but with WIP art: (Really, it’s just reusing the menu system to make a cutscene!)

You’re ignoring the issue – Diversity in Tech

Don’t read the comments. Sometimes, when I post a link to an article on my Facebook wall, I feel compelled to add the warning, “don’t read the comments” along with the article. This morning I posted a link to NPR’s Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying The Tech Industry’s Excuses article, and the comment responses …

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Offices

Have you ever had a college instructor who didn’t have an office? Most college instructors have office hours to help students outside of class. It’s required in most cases. So, therefore, instructors need offices. Sometimes it might be a room with several cubicles, or it could be their own room with lovely lovely sheetrock on …

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