Salmon Fishing

1381 I went salmon fishing yesterday afternoon and this morning in Winthrop Harbor Illinois. We had a group of six guys that went. It was Gary, his father Gale, his college roommate Mike, my dad, my uncle Carl, and me. Gale is from Rushville IL, Mike is from outside of Springfield, IL. Gary is from … Read more

Holiday Time and a Media Blitz

Well, the holidays are upon us already, and I’m not sure I’m ready for them. There’s a radio station in Milwaukee that’s been playing nothing but Christmas songs since November 1st. Seriously? Two months of Christmas songs??!? I grew up going to choir rehearsals and band practices and we would start with the Christmas repertoire … Read more

Happy Birthday Mr. Turtle!

LogoWriter Screen

I read today that LOGO is turning the big 40. I have fond memories of this particular programming language because when I was in elementary school we worked with LogoWriter on our Apple IIgs. It was one of the earliest and most formative experiences I had with a computer and I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned experimenting in LogoWriter. Driving the turtle around the screen by typing commands in on the “Front Side” just to see what they would do, and going to the”Flip Side” to write more in depth programs presented an intuitive way to introduce some pretty complex fundamentals of computer programming.

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