School Has Started

Well if schools are going to be online for awhile. We are going to do this right! After a month and a few weeks of planning, talking with teachers. We got everything the kids need and a schedule that works. I’ll be there every step of the way and making sure they are on task. Already did this last year when things took a turn with Covid-19. Nice part this go around, the teachers are available from 8am to 3pm, Monday-Friday and a little bit more organized. I am lucky to have family around me willing to help if needed.
I know a lot of people are not happy with what is going on. Believe me, I’m not thrilled about it as well. But with the way things are going in 2020 and mostly likely into 2021. It’s our job as parents to make sure the kids have everything they need, now more than ever. To create an environment of normalcy, to encourage their passions and their imaginations. To make them feel safe and comfortable. Not to drag down or make them feel worried or stressed. For the first time this year I feel hopeful in something. Everything I do is for my kids and what they need in life. With this year, we have grow so close together and over come many obstacles along the way. I really think this is going to be a good school year. Yes it’s going to be a lot of work, patience and understanding. Plan and improvise. But that is life now, that is one thing 2020 has shown us as humans. We can adapt and improvise.
So here is to a good school year! SKOL!!

Ugh… So long old friend. Thanks for all the fish.

So this week my computer went out. Like everything. Right in the middle of writing too….. Ugh.. So now I sit and wait for my new computer to arrive.

Altho I am toying around with the idea of trying reinstall Windows. I fixed the Stata cable and new fans. Maybe, just maybe I could bring it back to life.. The computer is about 10 years old and I’ve been changing out parts as I go. Maybe it’s time to retire this old man. So many hours playing Wow, Eve, podcasts and writing.

I’ll know tomorrow if I want to go down that rabbit hole.

Revolution In The Way We Think

The computer revolution is a revolution in the way we think and in the way we  express what we think. The essence of this change is the emergence of what might best be called procedural epistemology–the study of the structure of knowledge from an imperative point of view, as opposed to the more declarative point of view taken by classical mathematical subjects.

– H. Abelson and G. Sussman (in The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs)

Throw Back Wednesday

I find myself looking at old computer parts while cleaning out my garage. I found an Windows 98 install disk, a few floppy disks and a zip drive haha.  Got me thinking about much were computer back in the day and what they were loaded with. Here is the answer:

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For $2500.00 you too can buy this Sharp Notebook! 515MB hard drive!? Haha! It’s amazing how far we’ve come over the past 20 years. I found a Toshiba laptop for $400.00 with a terabyte of memory over 8 gigs of ram.(Best Buy if you are wondering.) Heck my Note 3 is rocking a
Card slot microSD 64 GB, Internal 32GB storage with 3 GB RAM.