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RFK: On the mindless menace of violence

The nation’s second largest school district shut down today as a result of “credible” threats received via email, which I’m sure will further heighten all that the anti-Muslim rhetoric. And after getting through an advance reader’s copy of Ben Rawlence’s City of Thorns, I’m feeling sad that maybe this country will regress into World War II paranoia where, if one… Continue reading RFK: On the mindless menace of violence

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Teaching the Next Generation of Nerds to Rule the World

I wish I could turn back the clock and tell my own children why it’s cool to be a programmer. They don’t see programming as a ticket to the universe, except when it comes to spending our hard-earned money for the newest Xbox system, which, I have yet to point out, comes about because somebody… Continue reading Teaching the Next Generation of Nerds to Rule the World