Hello World

Over the years, I’ve made a few techie gifts that haven’t really been great gifts. I apologize. Things like those digital displays that were supposed to show the books you’re currently reading. Interesting for me to build; not that useful for you. But you asked me a few months ago about interweb places that I had gone over the years to learn abo...

Draw and paint with the computer

Okay, so your goal is to write code that lets you draw and paint with the computer: this is a really good place to start, in my humble opinion. Drawing things with a program provides visual feedback on what is and isn’t working, and when things go...

Talking to the computer

Write simple programs that focus on talking to the computer–this is another place to start. If you just want to learn about the core things that a programming language does, a basic introduction to Python that focuses on writing and executing scri...

Old places where I tried to learn programming

So here is a meandering historical answer to your question of where I tried to learn things… The place where I started learning to tinker with code and make little programs that did things on the web was Adobe Flash. But honestly, I never really ...

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