Chris Lema: Getting the first two minutes of your talk right

As with anything, writing or speaking is something you get better at over time. The more you do it, the calmer you get, the more muscle memory you have, and ultimately, the faster you can get things done. But when it comes to speaking, I notice that there are people who’ve been speaking for yearsContinue reading “Chris Lema: Getting the first two minutes of your talk right”

Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP

Thomas Gumz sent me a link to a blog entry entitled “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP“. Having just wrapped up one year of teaching “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving” to students at Clark College, I could not agree more. One of the core outcomes of my class is centered around functional decomposition –Continue reading “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP”

TUAW: This is the most important Mavericks keyboard shortcut you’ll discover all day

Mavericks’ new Control-Command-Space bar shortcut came up once again during conversation in the TUAW chat room this morning. Once again, I was surprised that this cool little trick isn’t universally known. As a public service announcement, we’d like to continue to spread the word about this delightful shortcut. Get yourself over to any text entryContinue reading “TUAW: This is the most important Mavericks keyboard shortcut you’ll discover all day”