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Rendering, rendering

August 8, 2017

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So! I’ve got to make fractions… thought I’d find a nice tutorial to cut and paste a mixed number. Found lots of stuff discussing what MathML and LaTeX are, most of which I don’t understand.  A consistent message is that if you want to write math, you want to use LaTex. Of course I can’t […]

More lynda.com

October 1, 2016

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Oh, I’ll paste that too long to read thing to a drive document and just say … I MISS CODING!!!!   It tastes good.    

a mystery solved – no, 2 of ’em!

May 29, 2016

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So, I remembered from my brother’s grade school report on Pythagoras that root two being irrational might not have been  derived from  “can’t make ratio” (irr – not… rational — ratio), but that the little society fervently believed the deities made a beautiful universe that could always be reduced to integer ratios, and so since that […]

Oh, that larnin’ curve…

January 19, 2016

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This is one of those days when I really wish I had a friend who was an expert at this.   I can’t call the last hour wasted — and maybe it was two hours, and that’s relatively cheap — but it could have been significantly shorter. Yes, I already knew that my layouts couldn’t […]

Geek trivia

January 16, 2016

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To handle an individual key press, implement onKeyDown() or onKeyUp() as appropriate. Usually, you should use onKeyUp() if you want to be sure that you receive only one event. If the user presses and holds the button, then onKeyDown() is called multiple times. That’s from http://developer.android.com/training/keyboard-input/commands.html  and I just wouldn’t have thought of that… I’m trying […]

Back at it …

December 30, 2015

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(really must spend a little more time with The HOuse, though…) It’s helpful in my teacher role to be spending this time in the learner role, which is a little bit like the student role except that one has the constraints of a classroom and teacher and syllabus and what have you. There is no […]

Magic, magic!

December 29, 2015

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I was stuck (like, all-day-hours-and-nuthin-to-show) and went to the sink at 5:00 and said, “okay, I need some magic to get me unstuck.”  Magic answered, “Go back to your desk and give it another try.”   And I went back and got unstuck.   Except now I have to take the things that are unstuck […]