2014 March

Apple clearly depreciates some of the files I have.

Negative Count

By mnott on 2014/03/12 | Computer | A comment?

Variations on “the nerdiest Video ever”

Have shown this to my little daughter. She really likes string theory, so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice…

Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett for Kids

Yesterday’s post regarding the adoption of Perl and RegEx in early childhood has raised some questions as per to which degree we should expose our kids to potentially questionable content.

Read more…

By mnott on 2014/03/11 | Hacks, Philosophy, Private | A comment?

Perl’s for Kids (and Regular Expressions, too)

We’ve just finished a field study looking at the ability of less than two-year olds starting to learn Perl and Regular Expressions. To avoid any gender bias, we have focused on the female population. From a statistical point of view, we have been able to get 100 % participation of our dataset, which means we have a very clear proof that Perl and RegEx are for Kids. So, if you didn’t look at those, or procrastinated rather than learning Perl, what are you waiting for?

Here are some pics from our study…

By mnott on 2014/03/10 | Code, Private | 1 comment