Notes on English most common langs in the world: 1st – Mandarin Chinese 2nd - Spanish 3rd - English English is the leading language of international discourse. required lang. of: 1) communications 2) science 3) information technology 4) business 5) seafaring 6) aviation 7) entertainment 8) radio 9) diplomacy The purpose of language is […]
Post PhoneGap Day in Portland, Oregon
Congratulations to all who put on this fantastic fun day of great phone gap speakers slash comedians, great breakfast and lunch food coffee beer, great hosts and hostesses, great location, great congregation of nerd-geeks from around the world and Portland, too. The message: Internet access is dominated by mobile devices now, and more so, in […]
When Computers Are Smarter Than Humans
We all know that computers are already smarter than humans in certain areas: chess, Jeopardy. According to Ray Kurzweil, "The Singularity is Near." He predicts that computers will equal human intelligence around 2020 and the singularity will occur around 2045. This is the point in time when there will be no distinction between human and […]
What is a Front End Developer?
Generally speaking, the "front end" has to do with what the user or "client" sees and interacts with. The "back end" is the server side of things. Accessing database data. Delivering data to the front end. The front end is often divided into design and coding. This separation does not have clear boundaries and the […]
A Computing Career
I got my first computer back around 1982. It was a Commodore 64 and it got me hooked on programming. Unfortunately, it was one of the defective 20% at that time, but it still allowed me to do some Basic language programming. Wow! I could actually tell the computer what to do! How awesome was […]
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