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Academy Caritas: Free Courses Online

Today’s post at Acad­e­my Car­i­tas lists some free online cours­es that look very good. I’m con­sid­er­ing using some of those to get back into the groove of school until I can go back “for real.”

I’m in a good mood, as I’m at the girl’s place and I got to see Steven today. Hap­py day!

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Academy Caritas: Learning to Code, Part 5

Y’all are tired of me doing this, aren’t you? Learn­ing to Code, Part 5.

Well, I had some fun away from the com­put­er when my old­est nephew vis­it­ed today. He’s a non-stop bun­dle of ener­gy! We got the air hock­ey table cleared off for a game. Woof!

And I went to the library and […]

Academy Caritas: Learning to Code, Part 4

Yet anoth­er post in the ongo­ing dra­ma of an old lady learn­ing new tricks, Learn­ing to Code, Part 4. I actu­al­ly put some of what I’ve learned (not pro­gram­ming, but updat­ed web knowl­edge) to use and re-for­­mat­t­ed my résumé so that it looks much bet­ter (to me, any­way).

Academy Caritas: Learning to Code, Part 3

Today’s main post is at Acad­e­my Car­i­tas, Learn­ing to Code, Part 3.

I spent part of the day help­ing Steven with his new web site, which was fun. I’m look­ing for­ward to read­ing lots of food porn there. Y’all go over and say hel­lo, please?

Sleepy, Sleepy

I stayed up WAY too late last night study­ing pro­gram­ming. Yes, for fun. That’s my idea of fun, any­way. I’ve been yawn­ing all day as a result, and I should already be in bed tonight because I need to be up ear­ly tomor­row. So this will be brief.

I’ve been enjoy­ing cor­re­spon­dence with a dear […]

Academy Caritas: Learning to Code, Part 2

Yet anoth­er Acad­e­my Car­i­tas post today, Learn­ing to Code, Part 2. That’s what I’ve been doing for most of the day!

What was your favourite part about returning to school?

The NaBloPo­Mo prompt for today: What was your favourite part about return­ing to school?

That’s not an easy ques­tion. It was­n’t cool to acknowl­edge being hap­py to return to school each year, of course, so while I was glad, I did­n’t real­ly acknowl­edge it to myself. As a result, it is more dif­fi­cult to […]

I still have a hymen (or “vaginal corona”) ? And I thought I just had the box it came in!

Swedish group renames hymen ‘vagi­nal coro­na’

…(T)he term hymen is root­ed in the Greek word for mem­brane. Rather than a frag­ile mem­brane that breaks, how­ev­er, the hymen is actu­al­ly mul­ti­ple folds of mucous mem­brane.

The vagi­nal coro­na is a per­ma­nent part of a wom­an’s body through­out her life. It does­n’t dis­ap­pear after she first has […]

Nifty! Know a girl aged 8–11?

Via the ines­timable : Teach­ing girls to pro­gram “Kids learn­ing to sto­ry­board, brain­storm, cri­tique, design, pitch ideas, psue­docode, actu­al­ly code, and make toys do things.”

TotD: Doris Lessing on Education

Doris Less­ing, Intro­duc­tion to The Gold­en Note­book

Ide­al­ly, what should be said to every child, repeat­ed­ly, through­out his or her school life is some­thing like this:

“You are in the process of being indoc­tri­nat­ed. We have not yet evolved a sys­tem of edu­ca­tion that is not a sys­tem of indoc­tri­na­tion. We are sor­ry, but […]