I’ve blogged about various experiences of online learning I’ve taken part in over the years and wanted to reflect on the most recent one. Coursera’s three week Introduction to Ableton Live. Learning more about learning is one of my personal goals this year. And I find writing out loud to be useful tool in thinking.… Continue reading A ‘free’ online learning experience
I hesitantly post this, as I’m spending the evening looking at DALMOOC and hope to take part, but know I’m short on free time right now (what with a new baby and trying to buy a house) and starting the course late. This is either the first in a series of blog posts about this… Continue reading #DALMOOC structure
After almost five years working for the black and white panda, I’ll be moving to the red panda in the new year. Well, kind of… and that’s close enough to the truth to justify the cute pictures in this blog post. As of January, I’ll be working for the Mozilla Foundation as their new Metrics… Continue reading Panda Swap: New year, new job.
While planning ahead to finish my Open University studies, I’ve been testing how well I can study in my available free time; and my recent study with Coursera has provided a pretty good simulation. It’s important to be realistic with yourself about how much time you actually have to do these things, on a sustainable… Continue reading Available hours in a year for personal projects
I’ve spent enough time on this now to submit it, even if it’s still a bit rough around the edges. I’ve included a bit of a write up below. This demo will run best in Chrome or Opera. Click to play. I’ve built a simple ‘game’ called Digital Husbandry. It’s more of a time killer… Continue reading Concept Game – Simple Evolutionary Model
This is taking a little bit more shape now… Coming up next is user interaction.
I’m just posting some progress as this concept develops. Code etc is hosted on Open Processing if you want to have a look. I’m really enjoying Processing as a sketchbook for code. It’s definitely a good tool for teaching programming.
With life in a reasonably calm and sensible place right now, it seems like a good time to finish up something I started some time ago. About 10 years ago, when I finished art college I came to the conclusion that going to university would lead to a big old pile of debt, and that… Continue reading Degrees of done
Following up my post about the backbone.js book I downloaded, I’ve been playing, testing and learning as much as I can. So much so that I’ve neglected my Coursera design course, though I think this is a better use of my time in the long run. This particular Coursera course was mainly to test out… Continue reading Learning Backbone.js and Single Page Applications