Hi - I'm Clinton, and I'm the CTO of Momentum Learning in Durham, NC. I've previously worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, The Iron Yard, and RTI International, among others. My big passions are my kids and making the world of programming a more welcoming and diverse place.
A lot of people learning to code are doing so in their spare time. If you work in a company that needs developers and are trying to teach yourself to code, your employer might be your best ally.Read more...
bell hooks talks to John Perry Barlow. This is some of the most mindblowing stuff I have read.
Unlearning the Religion of Whiteness. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a prophetic voice. I think he is right on that whiteness is the poison at the roots of American Christianity.
Agenda. Found this note-taking program this week. OS X only, but it is really tight. Enjoying it a lot.
Hyperapp for Redux refugees. I am a sucker for hype, but Hyperapp is looking like a real nice option for future development.
How Generative Music Works. Maybe the best web-based slideshow I’ve seen.
Today I was leaving the parking garage at work when I saw someone’s lights were on and their car was off. I leave my lights on all the time and run down my battery on the reg, so I decided to do the right thing and stop and see if I could turn their lights off. I walk up to the car – walking up to a car that is not yours feels extremely weird – and test the door handle. It opens and I turn off the lights and then the driver’s seat, which was reclined, flies up and a frightened older Asian man looks at me. I may have never jumped so high before. We stared at each other for a moment and then I said, “I’m sorry, I saw your lights were on” and then turned and booked it out of there. I am pretty certain I heard him say “Thank you,” but I am not completely sure.
I’m feeling really grateful this evening.Read more...