My First Program

Sat down last night and decided to use my new knowledge of Ruby (I’ve been taking the course over at Codeacademy) to write a little program. It’s nothing fancy…like, seriously, it is just a few chicken scratches of code…but it is my first functioning program. I wrote it without any outside assistance save for the […]


If you haven’t heard of it before (like me), I highly recommend checking out Harvard’s CS50 course. CS50 is “Harvard University’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.” Best of all, if you’re like me and don’t have any means or desire to actually attend Harvard, you can audit […]


Seth Godin’s blog post this morning was on point: In search of metaphor The best way to learn a complex idea is to find it living inside something else you already understand. “This,” is like, “that.” An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors. It’s not a talent, it’s a practice. When you see a […]

Personal Discovery

With all of the hubbub about what people should be studying these days (STEM? STEAM? STREAM?), it’s worth pointing out that one of the most important but overlooked subjects we can focus on is ourselves. As an introvert I seem to be naturally inclined to looking inward, but ambiverts and extroverts alike would benefit from […]