I was sitting and typing up another blog post earlier today, and I was interrupted rudely by a fellow student who decided it was completely up to me to fix her (or his) specific problem in their code. Being the pushover that I am, I lent a hand, only to find that this person was way over her (or his) head.
I don’t want to call names, or cite specific examples, so I’ll talk in really broad terms about why some people may need to rethink their career path when they make it to college, and find the work to be way over their heads.
I’ve talked before about how the higher education system is becoming a joke, and how the value of a Computer Science degree is ever decreasing. In fact, the other post that I was writing was about a similar subject. My opinions are certainly just that–opinions. Please take them as such, and don’t think that I am bashing any specific person or group of people with this post.
The fact is that some people aren’t cut out to be programmers.
Evernote is a service that promises to help you “Remember Everything”, promising to:
allow you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Evernote is basically a self-described “external brain” that allows you to store any idea, reminder, memory that you need to remember in a trusted system.
I have been using Evernote for a few months now, and I wanted to weigh in on the system, and share my setup and how it helps me remember things.
Last week, I entered a contest at SixRevisions to win a license of FlashOtaku‘s Slideshow Flash Deluxe Component, and actually won!
I’m excited to get to work on using this Flash component, and can’t wait to see what I can do with it. I’d like to thank SixRevisions and FlashOtaku for having this contest. I’ve been a big fan of SixRevisions for a long while, and subscribe to their feed to get all kinds of useful design and development information including Photoshop tutorials, design inspiration and all kinds of other great information that I couldn’t recommend enough.
So, welcome all travelers from SixRevisions. Take a look around, and enjoy some of the articles that I’ve written.
Here are a few I might recommend:
I hope you find something interesting trolling around here. I value your feedback on any of the topics. I hope you stick around, there’s lots more interesting ideas in the future of Worthless Genius. Thanks for stopping by!
I was attempting to find a pair of socks today in our laundry basket, and it got me thinking about how bad programming practices can be like finding a pair of socks in a laundry basket full of loose socks.
This sounds kind of hokey, so let me explain further.
A quick jot to see what people think about an idea I’ve been running through my head recently. I am thinking about designing a logo for this blog, but am not sure whether it’s needed, or even if it’s worth the time and effort that would go into designing it.
I’ve messed around a bit with Fireworks recently, due to having a Graphic Design for the Web class, and got to thinking about my final project. I will be doing a full redesign of Stroz.net (you can get a peak at it as I’m developing it on the dev site), but I feel like I need to do more to really cement my knowledge of the platform.
Here are a few ideas I’ve had, each taking about 5 minutes of work to produce. Now, they’re very rough, but they outline where my head is at nonetheless. Nothing outstanding, really, just some brainstorming.
They’re nowhere near being a final thing, I just wanted to get them out there and see if the idea of a logo is without merit.
The advantage of the WordPress theme that I’m using now is that it’s very simple. I’m undecided on whether or not I want to clutter it up with some sort of logo, but we’ll see. Tell me what you think.