I just watched it last night, it was pretty good, but Irascian is right the audio is always overwhelming the dialog and I miss half the conversations. I just look at the show as an opportunity to relax, so I am not to worried about the quality of the
writing, it's been really good the entire series I thought, but this episode was really good.
I just watched it last night, it was pretty good, but Irascian is right the audio is always overwhelming the dialog and I miss half the conversations. I just look at the show as an opportunity to relax, so I am not to worried about the quality of the writing, it's been really good the entire series I thought, but this episode was really good.
I am interested in math, music, programming and guitars. What is interesting is that recent studies show that interest in mathematics is no indication of success in mathematical problem solving. Not really a surprise to me I suppose because I get stuck thinking about the details of WHY math works more than even how to just know enough to use it to solve problems. In fact that usually made it hard for me to do exams and solve the tough problems in the time alloted. However, research also shows that MUSIC and especially learning to PLAY a musical instrument is very much correlated with success in mathematical problem solving. Get him the best music teachers you can afford, the best instruments, amps, effect, everything and encourage him to practice at LEAST 4 hours a day, more like 12 to 16 hours if he REALLY wants to be a guitarist forever.
Growing up I was interested in music but somehow thought I could never achieve greatness. However, music and studying the guitar is one thing that my mind can focus on the WHY as I am doing and feel real results, that and programming I suppose but music is much more immediate in the gratification it provides. I can practice for 8 hours at a time and it's the greatest thing in the world. If I had of done that everyday with as much passion as I did other things, I would be a great guitarist. Let your 11 year old play, but make sure you pour out all the attention he needs to be as great a guitarist as possible.
I recommend "The Principles of Correct Practice of Guitar" to make sure at 11 he's not learning bad habits ... it's the #1 problem for all aspiring guitarists ... not learning to relax and concentrate on every detail of what you are doing, and try out a FretLight ... I have one I got for teaching and learning new scales very quickly, and The Rosetta Stone of Guitar is the BEST pattern learning system I've found - Google it and teach him to read music of course.
Show an interest in HIS interests and help him, then maybe he'll believe that you're trying to help his education is really about HIM and not you.
ironichi wrote:That's a very cool device. I wonder if it'll eventually enable "whiteboarding" and UML stuff, like; spitballing ideas at the bar/restaurant, transfer to mobile device to take with you.
The Object Recognition is ingenious.
How they kept it secret up to the point of rolling it out to big-name customers is amazing.
My immediate wish was for whiteboarding/UML/software design too. Making applications with PopFly on this thing would be so much fun.
Awesome. Certainly some company or university should pay him a visit and offer him everything he needs to keep creating his robots.
Yeah ... does Clipster have an RSS feed ... is it tagged? Well, I just checked and it has tags for the name of the clip. No RSS feed. If there was a direct feed, I'd try hooking it up to Dynamic Help and then start indexing the videos too, to build up keywords in the metadata.
"My situation is I work from my home office, have dual monitors, and passively listen while I program. I understand others may watch at night or off hours, so shorter content would be great for them, but not chopped up."
Totally agree with this - I HATE having to go find more content every 15 minutes because of this, because I am actually working, ok, I would like to not be interrupted by having to click to find the next piece. To me this is the #1 problem with YouTube and other video sites as well. Break.com was ok, but you know what, I don't want to see videos of people dying, I want knowledge.
StumbleUpon.com is the best I have seen yet for selecting great content automatically, and I have to click only once to skip to the next thing. StumbleUpon will index Channel9, so that's useful.
I'd rather if Channel9 just knew what to show me next, and if I don't like the topic, just skip ahead to the next topic, but just make it a seamless conversation, one big long video, forever, that you can jump to, all conversations have a relationship here. You know you should KNOW what I am working on, and my interests are and try to match up topics to fields of software engineering where the content matters most, even index sections of video for the parts that apply so that when people search for information it's easier to locate applicable sections.
Hmmmm.... "Contextual Multimedia Indexing for On-Demand Learning". Over time, the mass of video (and audio) content will grow. The idea is a method and means for indexing video content over time, based on usage of information supplied by each user, collected from their system, including but not limited to what software is installed and frequency of use on their system, their browsing history, personal information and qualifications, and their immediate focus - what they are currently watching, browsing and reading on the web, the type of software they are writing and so on. A profile is built and analysed to provide a stream of video and/or audio content that is targeted towards providing the user with information that is related to their task at hand, and/or "work mode, creative mode, relax mode, bleeding edge mode, web development mode, bare metal mode, 50,000 foot mode", that sort of thing, or searches created by the user based on keywords that will find and stream in logical progression based on the user's history and experience, over time the video was recorded if nothing else is available, or using metadata that is. Keyword searches such as, "Learn Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1", or "System.Query demo". Over time the system will learn to present the next video in a series that will help a user IN ADVANCE OF THEIR NEED, eventually, REALTIME, On-Demand assistance for even the most basic of tasks. Everyone start making screencasts!
The easiest thing would be to start with Visual Studio 2005 dynamic help APIs and link them to all the Channel9 videos and screencasts.
You guys should hire me. I'm serious now.