Calvin wants to solve anagrams. There are lots of great programs out there, but not much source. “Gtoal.com”:http://www.gtoal.com/wordgames/anagrams.html has a good list of source code that is out there, but its hard to find a simple program. “Gtanag.mai”:http://www.gtoal.com/wordgames/anagrams/gtanag.mai is perhaps the simplest program that is a C program. I’m sure you could use it in […]
Found lots of anagram exercises on the web from Stanford and Duke in particular, but found one that is a simple game that is pretty easy to understand: * “Devdaily”:http://www.devdaily.com/java/jwarehouse/netbeans-src/usersguide/j2seexamples/anagrams/src/com/toy/. This one is a little complicated, but basically it shows you a scrambled word and you have to figure out how to unscramble and turn […]
Dad gave me an old laptop to use. It is from 2004! So it needs lots of updating. First up is to get: # “Java”:http://java.com. So that I can write programs # “Dr. Java”:http://drjava.com. Which is a simple editor and program # “Intel 2200 BG”:http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/pro2200bg/. I couldn’t connect to Apple’s latest Time Capsule and my […]
Calvin wanted to work with someone to combine a love of puzzles and a love of computers. Here are some ways to do that: “Cryptogram.java”:http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/laws/Acryptogram.html are a really fun kind of puzzle. The simplest is the substitution cypher. One letter in English is translated directly into another. Writing a program to do this isn’t too […]
FreeRice Cool Site for donating rice to hungry people by answering vocabulary word questions.
50states.com – States and Capitals Did you know the state song of Washington is Washington my home? On this site you can even find out the state tools of any one of the 50 states and much more
Another useful program for teaching programming is from MIT. It’s called “scratch”:http://scratch.mit.edu. Powered by ScribeFire.
Calvin and I have been reading a really interesting book about the politics of physic (yes there is such a thing called) “The Trouble with Physics”:http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Physics-String-Theory-Science/dp/0618551050/marketingplaybook-20 about the big issues with string theory. Thanks to Peter for sending to me. He describes a really interesting theory called “Doubly Special Relativity (DSR)”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubly-special_relativity that although highly speculative […]