Sunday, March 31, 2013

Two Programs for Writing and Executing Code on an iPad

I have recently come across two iPad programs that enable writing and running programs. One is called Codea. It uses Lua as its programing language. The other is Pythonista, which uses Python. Both offer graphics capabilities.

Codea is great for its editor, which enables menu and pop-up widget tools for selecting colors, images and sprites, and sliders and wheel widgets for changing numerical values.

Pythonista is useful for logical programing in Python, math, graphics manipulation, and utility applications that require access to the various services offered by the iOS, such as the file system, the camera, the GEO locator, the accelerometer, etc.

Friday, March 29, 2013

List of Google's easter eggs

Just in case I write too much, the list of easter eggs and hoaxes is below. In case you are in a hurry, here is a link to Google's site.

Ok, this is fun, right? Easter eggs!

What are these so-called easter eggs? They are elements added to staid and productive software for fun. Nuf' said, here they are:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Stephen Fry

One thing I greatly appreciate after reading Stephen Fry's blog is the desirability off essays - well thought out, several 1000 word writings - which Stephen calls "blessays" with a capital b.

Not sure if Stephen coined the phrase, but I've never heard it before (and I did a Google search and his article came up near the very top, so in my mind he gets the credit) in any case he has a number these blessays, that is well thought out and rather long-winded dissertations, and I very much appreciate them.