5 Ways to Get On Your Professor's Good Side

I've been teaching intro courses of one form or another for a couple of years now, so I'm gonna share a few tips on how to endear yourself to the average instructor. My hope is that if you're on hackerspace/lifehacker, you're probably the sort of proactive student who's gonna read 'em and go "duh". » 9/15/14 1:17am 9/15/14 1:17am

How I Learned to Code

A friend of mine was complaining about a job applicant who didn't know gcc and used gedit as her editor. For those not in the know, gcc is a collection of programs that translate code from human readable to something that the machine can understand, and gedit is just a notepad like program. In theory, maybe, these… » 8/14/14 9:00pm 8/14/14 9:00pm

Ask for Follows in Today's Cross Thread

Hello happy people and welcome to today's very welcoming Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, Odeck, & Backtalk cross thread. In light of changes to the commenting system and this thread rotating its hosting blog, I recommend using today's cross thread to make some friends who'd be willing to follow you on behalf… » 8/14/14 11:55am 8/14/14 11:55am

Orthodox Fashion Line Collaborates with Muslim Blogger

And the reception went about as well as expected, meaning that some of the line's customers freaked out. Like come on people, I like the religion, like a lot, and would really really prefer for people to not assume I'm an intolerant xenophobe 'cause you go and ruin a nice thing. » 7/18/14 2:22pm 7/18/14 2:22pm