My Best Teaching Is One-on-One


Of course, I team teach and do special lessons, etc.


But my best work in the classroom is after the lesson is over --
going one-on-one,
helping individual students with their assignments.


It's kind of like with computer programs, walking the client through hands-on.
The job isn't really done until the customer is using the program.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Entanglement Easter Egg? 'Norah Jones — Pointer Song'

I was looking around for some indication that someone has had at least partial success in re-writing Unix in Ada, and found the Dargauds' pages on programming quotes (

There was/is a quote on the page about taking a break from programming and listening to Norah Jones's Painter Song (solopsism, "Pointer Song" was the joke), and I was feeling obtuse, so I took a listen on Youtube.

Returning to the quotes page as she picked back up after the bridge, I suddenly got a voice-over, "Don't use language like that! Use C++."

Weird timing for Guillaume's audio on that page. Had me wondering whether he'd written it to trigger only on Norah's song playing in another window. Or even to dig deeper and find open browser windows with pages about Ada showing.

Couldn't find the "show source" button in Firefox just now. I know it's there somewhere, just can't remember where in this "advanced" UI.

Climbed the URL to the home page and got more sounds. Now I'm assuming it was just a glitch in the event management that held the voice-over off.
 Well, reading a few more quotes, I see that when "C" (the language) shows up in the text, it often is linked to a page about C in particular, and those links have a rollover that activates the voiceover. It was just a coincidence.

(Still, I shut firefox down and rebooted. --> various complaints about javascript elided.)

Incidentally. I've tried C++. Don't like it. Sometime, maybe I'll blog about why, but I have more important things to do right now.

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