22 April 2015

Catching the bus

Temporarily unavailable for yesterday's link roundup: Maciej Stachowski uncovers a frightening edge case: Firefox poops out when handed markup with <font> tags nested 158-deep.

21 April 2015

Links roundup 3

  • Brian Hayes works through Fawn Nguyen's multiplication problem for her sixth graders, and uses shoe-lacing diagrams to analyze the solution.
  • Guy Fedorkow gives a virtual tour of the Computer History Museum's IBM 1401 mainframe, and delves into the intricacies of data processing with master and detail card decks.
  • Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Powerful Women Programmers award, 30 talented women from the D.C. area (including three of my past and present colleagues!) recognized by DCFemTech. 
  • Colleague Davar Ardalan gives her take on digital storytelling.

15 March 2015

One of the WAVES

Gillian Jacobs directs The Queen of Code, a short film about Grace Hopper, pathfinder despite herself for women in computing. Two minor errors in the graphics (Fortran was not a computing business; the CO in COBOL stands for "Common"), but otherwise a good piece of work.