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Spirographs

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:55

Inspired by this video I decided to make a good ole' spriograph program. It's true that I was playing around with these types of programs when I was like, 15...well to be fair I guess I started playing around with recursive for loops and writing vectors when I was like ... "8". But, I really didn't have a real understanding on what I was doing until my teen years after taking my first programming classes in junior high. Mr. Jones...Big guy.

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Find The Length of a Coastline Hypothesis

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 21:36

So, I was watching a Numberfile video on YouTube about finding the length of the British coast line.

The end conclusion in the video was that mathematically, it was impossible.

In the comments another poster suggested that a physicist would simply lay down a string along the coast and stretch it out to measure it as a single line.

Well, this got me to thinking about how I might approach this as a programmer.

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Inlandia Institute

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:23

The Inlandia Institute is a lively center of literary activity serving the 29,000 sq. mile inland Southern California Region. It grew out of the highly acclaimed anthology Inlandia: A Literary Journey through California’s Inland Empire, published by Heyday Books in 2006 with the active participation of the Riverside Public Library.

Southern California Beaches

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:07
sunset in carlsbad ca

The temperature in Redlands was predicted to be in the 110's over labor day weekend so, I decided to spend the holiday at the beach. There was a tropical storm off the coast but the surf was still just over chest on occasion. It was pretty powerful though. I got tossed around more than a few times and by the end of the weekend I was pretty beat up. But VERY satisfied. The water wasn't too cold, even without a wet suit. It never ceases to amaze me how in California the waves line up...break relatively evenly, and come in sets.

Python Hello World

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:07

Decided to start experimenting with Python. I see plenty of jobs available using the language and I am interested so why not.

As usual when learning a new language I start by following the documentation learning how to print, concatenate,...do a little math. Then I see how I might port some of the basic things I might normally do. 

 

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