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I hacked our own servers

Well, of course I did not. There is a story behind it and it connects neatly to the previous post. After my pupils (that’s students in American English) showed a remarkable lack of knowledge in computer and internet related things, I decided to teach them a very relevant lesson: “If …

Fooling around with Code: Jean Luc Picard’s birthday countdown

Just fooling around to flex my scripting muscles (which are badly atrophied by now) and honor one of Star Fleet’s most illustrious captains. This is how long we have to wait until Jean Luc Picard is born: This is the code I used. It is not really exact as it …

#Python for Pupils – The first Project

Well, I am about to embark on my first teaching mission concerning actual coding. Since none of my pupils have ever coded before and some do not even have a proper computer at home, only smart phones and tablets, I will start with a very basic project. What I have …

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 …

Edgar Allen Poe

Quoth the Server: “404”

I have to thank my friend Stefan Kramperth for this one, he shared it in his stream. I was not aware of this modern parody of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic before, and I almost died laughing. As a heavy internet user and bibliophile who loves Poe almost as much as …

Coding Golang (Go) for Cthulhu #3 – Installing Go and LiteIDE

The next of my tutorial videos concerning two things: Learning a programming language and worshipping Cthulhu at the same time. In this one, I talk about where and how to download and install Golang and the excellent LiteIDE on your computer. Here it is:

Coding Golang for Cthulhu #2 – Variables

Today I continue with the basic tutorial for coding golang as part of the series Coding Golang for Cthulhu with a look at variables. Again, I have added a link to a google doc in the video with material for further reading, please enjoy and I hope you also learn …

Coding Go/Golang for Cthulhu #1 – Introduction to Go

I had this idea to combine two hobbies of mine and help spread knowledge at the same time. So what I did was starting a tutorial video series (may be just a mini-series) on programming using examples taken from the Cthulhu Mythos. The language I am using is Google Go, …

A Basic Character Generator in Java

When I swiched from Daily Steampunk to Meta Punk it was partly due to me wanting to branch out and do more stuff other than Steampunk, blog about other hobbies and interests of mine. As it states in the sub-headline of the blog, one of those is coding. I have …