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Now

As of April 3, 2021

Fraction iterations in CSS, FizzBuzz monsters, books, more math, gardening, and knee problems again.

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Findings Ideas

Icebergs and teaching/learning programming

Inspired by some critical knowledge about icebergs, I came across a “baby idea” for how we could teach and learn programming and programming languages.

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Personal Updates

Today I am 100000 years old!

Each year, I re-learn the binary number system on my birthday.

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Now

As of February 26, 2021

Thoughts about math and me, systems and software, Twitter and thought leadership.

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Monsters

Graph Theory Monsters, Bipartite Graph

Bipartite graphs as monsters: We who are different are connected.

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Antiracism Links

TED Talk recommendation: The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie

No commentary from me about this talk. Just watch it.

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Monsters

Almost Birthday Monster

This monster is almost one year old.

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Now

As of February 7, 2021

So much going on! Learning graph theory, reading new books, slow work on my own book, Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, and much more.

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Thoughts Web Development

Experimenting with logic in CSS selectors & thinking through the conditional

This post includes an in progress example of logical statements expressed in CSS. The conditional is tricky for me. “If P then Q” is not the same as an if/else statement.

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Web Development

Experimenting with logical equivalence in JavaScript

Having fun with recursion, pattern matching, and logical equivalence.

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Now

As of January 3, 2021

Writing, deciding what to read, runner’s knee, learning cool things, did a fun hardware project.

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Personal Updates

My 2020 in bullet points, music, and pictures (previously 2020: Year in Review)

Another year, another “Year in Review” but this time, in a more fitting format.

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Ideas Research

Idea: Desugared Design Systems

I learned about the concept of desugaring from a lecture on programming languages, and I wonder how that would apply to design systems.

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Links

TED Talk recommendation: How to Read a Book a Day by Jordan Harry

There’s nothing quite like a great TED talk…and this is a great TED talk!

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Web Development

Note to future Lara: Probably don’t rename directories just because it “feels better”

Lesson learned: Changing existing names with “better” new names is not necessarily a good idea because there will always be “better” new names.