I just started playing Animal Jam: Play Wild. It’s a virtual world designed for children. What do I mean by virtual world? Imagine you’re in a chat room. But this chat room isn’t a white box filled with text. There’s a thin box of chats at the top of the screen that can be hidden.… Continue reading How to Make a Room Full of Strangers Kid Safe
When I took First Aid, I was taught to do chest compressions to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive.” I learned tonight that in the UK, the recommended Music to Do Chest Compressions By is “Another One Bites the Dust.” Clearly, one country is more optimistic than the other. Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_One_Bites_the_Dust
All I’ve learned the last couple days is how addictive incremental games are. Two examples: Tap Tycoon and AdVenture Capitalist. The premise of this type of game is simple: Start by tapping the screen to earn money. Invest that money in businesses that make more money. Invest THAT money back into the businesses so you… Continue reading 75 Quattuortrigintillion Dollars
Thank you to Douglas Jones for today’s lesson. Just a few days ago, a discovery was made about prime numbers. Prime numbers are whole numbers that can only be divided by themselves and 1, such as 5, 17, and 23. Primes have a lot of strange properties, made stranger by the fact that we can’t… Continue reading Prime Patterns
“Having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting; it is not logical, but it is often true.” –Spock I was taking advantage of a beautiful 70’s summer-like day by bringing my phone outside to play on, when I heard that irresistible siren’s song drifting through the trees: The music of an ice cream truck.… Continue reading The Siren’s Song
Carrots boil 8 – 10 minutes. Not, like, 30. Also, Google does a commendable job at figuring out what people want.
I wasted the day reading You Suck at Craigslist, a site devoted to showcasing the worst Craigslist ads. Well, it wasn’t an entire waste: I learned two interesting facts. First, selling used caskets is “very, very illegal.” How do you define “very, very illegal?” In some states, selling even a new casket without a funeral… Continue reading Craigslist: A Fount of Knowledge