Category Archives: Technology

Juneau and Alaska Voting Resources

I just wanted to let people know that I created a page of resources for voting at the local, state and federal levels. I live in Juneau, Alaska so my page is focused on what people in Juneau are able … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life

The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I am childless. Take that as you will. I found this to be a … Continue reading

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Tradeoffs in reading Overdrive e-books – Libby and Kindle

I enjoy e-books. Mostly because they do not take up physical space and because I can enlarge the print for my middle aged eyes. A consortium of libraries in my state of Alaska have contracted with Overdrive to maintain Alaska … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a well written, engaging and well researched book. It is backed up by a notes section that … Continue reading

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My 82 (160?) days of code #100DaysOfCode

The first time I attempted #100DaysOfCode, I got to 78 days. I learned a lot, but travel logistics got in the way. I started again about 84 days ago. I’ve learned a lot and have a working web app using … Continue reading

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CodinGame – Enterprise and Thor #100DaysOfCode R1D82

R1D82: April 10, 2018 – Time spent 1hr Today’s Progress:  Worked through the “Descent” problem on CodinGame. Reviewed constraints on “Power of Thor” Thoughts: CodinGame took me longer than I thought because I made a few wrong assumptions and did … Continue reading

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Thumbnail diversion, probably not my problem #100DaysOfCode R1D81

R1D81: April 9, 2018 – Time spent 1hr Today’s Progress:  Worked on Alaskana Explorer troubleshooting a thumbnail display issue. Determined the likely cause was bad data in National Archives (NARA) API records and reported the issue to them. Left the … Continue reading

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