The Monty Hall Problem

I want to try to explain a really cool puzzle I found, which has caused confusion for decades. The Monty Hall Problem is a famous probability puzzle which originated from a television show. In this show, a player is given the choice between three doors. Behind one of these is a prize, a nice car, and the…

Why Java Is Not A Good Beginners Language

Java is still taught as language for beginners to this day. I know, because I’m taught Java right now in my introductory informatics class. In this post I want to share some thoughts on why I think Java, as a language for beginners, should be phased out and replaced with a different, easier and modern…

How Playing Video Games Can Benefit Language Comprehension

It has become increasingly common for teachers to blame bad grades on video games. The habit is said to be decreasing the concentration and attention span of children. I find that teacher are rather most likely to blame whatever leisure activity students are doing, sometimes to a certain degree that exceeds rationality. It was my…

Why Native Languages Sometimes Do A Better Job

Native languages are undoubtedly more harder to code in, to deploy, and to comprehend than managed languages; but I like native languages more. Why? If one asks you if the process of programming purely interests you because of the things you create, or simply because of the process of programming itself, how would you respond? Most…

Watching TV Is A Thing Of The Past

Watching TV was my day to day activity until I hit 6th grade. I was always checking out Nickelodeon and the marvellous shows it had. My favourite series was SpongeBob Squarepants, of course, a favourite of many, but I was a fanboy. Having memorised almost all episodes, including its plots, of the first five seasons, I did understand that…

Emojis: The Death Of Literature

In what seems to be the inevitable death of literature, more and more people confirm the dumbness of the thought that one should, instead of using an adjective to express emotion, use a shitty little icon that looks like it belongs in some Teletubby episode. Originating from Japan, Emojis are what bring the most insincerity to daily communication….

Speed Up Ubuntu 15.10 Running on VirtualBox

The latest Ubuntu releases always lack good stability with not-so obvious solutions, as Ubuntu 12.04 and prior worked without any such problems. Here are some quick fixes to speed up Ubuntu 15.10 running on VirtualBox. Before you do any of this make sure your software is up to date. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get…

How Should We Listen to Music?

In the age of baroque where Bach and Mozart ruled the world of music there wasn’t such a thing as audio recorders. People would perhaps go to a music concert once a year or so and spend the rest of their time in silence. With today’s technology how is it that we don’t give music our full…

Inline Links in HAML

Ruby on Rails becomes butthurt confusing on some things that ought to be simple. I use HAML a lot and get uncertain at times on how to do easy things, like putting a link in the middle of a paragraph. 1. HAML-way %p You can visit us at %a{:href => “http://example.com”} this link anytime!   2….