Category Archives: Programming

It’s Turtles All The Way Down

As a high school computer science teacher, I’m always trying to find ways to increase interest in this rich subject. Of course, there’s the obvious “the more students who take CS courses, the more my school will need my services … Continue reading

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Windows Phone apps?

It’s been about a year since I wrote here. I can’t say “had anything to write”, because I’m ALWAYS thinking of things to write, but I never seem to get off my duff and write. I suppose I have to chalk it up … Continue reading

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My Annual Scheduling Adventure

 Like every year for the past five, May brings the joys of Scheduling. I get to work with the school’s Registrar, and together we sift through all the course requests and teacher assignments and concoct a schedule for next year … Continue reading

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Crazy Train – Update

Sometimes I surprise myself with how easy a project comes together. Let me throw this picture at you: What you see here is my own recreation of the Candy Train game that was available on the web up until a … Continue reading

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Crazy Train

It dawned on me a week or two ago that I hadn’t written any new games in a long time. A bunch of years ago I started periodically to sit down and write a game, usually a recreation of something … Continue reading

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In other news: Scheduling!

Each year at this time I give up my free periods to assist another member of staff (Marcia) in the dreaded Scheduling. My school has about 900 students, and there are (currently) 7 periods, most of which get filled with … Continue reading

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Post-AP: Let the fun begin

With the fun and insanity of the AP Computer Science exam behind us (with hopefully successful results, of course), I now face the annual challenge of how to occupy their time between now and the end of the year (2-1/2 … Continue reading

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