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Eddie Izzard

“If you’re choking in a restaurant you can just say the magic words, ‘Heimlich maneuver,’ and all will be well. Trouble is, it’s difficult to say ‘Heimlich maneuver’ when you’re choking to death.”
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Two Common Misconceptions About Learning

It’s another semester with a new group of students. This semester, I have a class of elementary education majors (using Physics and Everyday Thinking). In the course, students build basic physics ideas after collecting data from particular experiments. Overall, this is an awesome course. It seems that most of the students gain a greater understanding […]


Build a Cordova hook to setup enviroment specific constants

No longer do you need to replace the local ip address in your Cordova application for local builds. No longer do you need to change constant values when doing a "qa" or "production" build. You can create specific config files for each environment and have a script place a config file in the appropriate location. You can even have it replace localhost with your ip address automatically for local builds! latest front page

Mathematical Predictions for the iPhone 6

Ok, this isn’t really math. Let’s instead call this a plain old model (you could argue it’s math if you like). Suppose I look at the historical progression of features on the previous iPhones. Could I use this to make a prediction about future iPhone models? In particular, what can I say about the rumored […]