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For Beltalowda!

This is how I feel at the moment: Coincidentally, I am wearing a The Expanse fan shirt today… The Expanse is my favourite TV show (narrowly beating Star Trek Discovery) and the scene above captures nicely how I feel, as I said already. After two partially arduous years, I have …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #44: Nerdy Hobbies, Cosplay, Teachers, and Cosplaying Teachers

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean44.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:23 — 10.4MB) | EmbedToday’s Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a happy rant about my experiences as a teacher when you teach children who are also gamers and cosplayers. All in all it is a win-win: Pupils are more attentive if they like a …

The Day Cthulhu ripped off the Roof of my House

There is a proverb, possibly American in origin (I never came across it in the UK anyway) and I first heard it on an early season of The Simpsons: “God does not close a door without opening a window.” This proverb needs some adaption in the case of my situation …

Spreading coding skills among the younglings (a plan in the making) #python

Coding skills, even basic ones, are essential in this day and age. Alas, schools around here have not really caught on to this and IT lessons are not even mandatory in many schools around here. As far as I have been able to find out, the IT curriculum of the …