Google “Games” with Words: Spell Up

I really like a lot of what Google is doing. Really. Cars without pedals, glasses except for people who need them… Okay, fine: much of my online presence is Googlish. One of their pastimes has been games. There was a great physics game where the object was to make intricate Rube Goldberg machines out of flippers, bouncers […]

Cats

Cats head-butt for love Pull the strokes right out of you Then leave to hunt mice.

Basically BASIC

The BASIC computer language turned fifty today. It was the second non-human language I learned, after Texas Instrument’s SR-52 programming “language” (read: keystrokes). The last paragraph in the SR-52’s manual said something like: “…If you want to learn more about programming, look for a book on BASIC.” The visceral thrill I felt when I finished a 4-player Monopoly® game […]