26 Nov 2014
この記事はPatrick McKenzieさんが2014年11月7日に投稿されたDoing Business in Japanという記事の和訳である。世界的なギークコミュニティーのHacker Newsでは異例の800ポイント以上を獲得したが、はてブを見る限り日本では殆ど読まれていないようなので翻訳させてもらった。むろんPatrickさんの承諾は得ているし、彼は日本語も堪能なので、一通り拙訳にも目を通してもらった。
12 Oct 2014
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10 Oct 2014
Last weekend, I was in Portland for the first time. I had a few reasons for the visit:
Overall, I really enjoyed Portland. It helped that the weather was nice (Portland is known for gray skies, except for Summer and early Fall). I’m going to share some of the photos I took along the way.
23 Sep 2014
At some point in the last few months, I was following just three accounts on Twitter: @Bitcoin, @coindesk, and @BTCFoundation. I wanted to learn more about Bitcoin, and following these accounts seemed like a good place to start, given that I waste so much time on Twitter.
But there were two flaws with my decision. First, I never quite understood Bitcoin. Second, I wasn’t actively learning. It was just mindless news reading.
A few months passed by, and I finally took some action to solidify my understanding of Bitcoin. How? Well, I have a CS degree, and the little computer scientist inside me had been screaming:
If you want to claim you understand Bitcoin, you must read the original Satoshi Nakamoto paper!
So I printed out the paper, took a selfie, and read it. It was surprisingly a quick read. I’m leaving my notes here in case someone finds them helpful.
09 Aug 2014
I love Jekyll. I’ve been using it since version
0.11, before there were million other static site generators. I love it so much that I bought a sticker on Stickermule. Of course, this blog is powered by Jekyll.
Recently, I’ve been helping my girlfriend develop a new Jekyll theme. She currently works as a designer in Tokyo and hasn’t done much coding besides HTML, CSS, and some jQuery. I taught her basics of Jekyll a year ago, and although she had built a Jekyll theme then, she has forgot many of the little details.
(Note: this article was originally posted to Medium.)
I taught my girlfriend to code from April to July of this year. My biggest takeaway: I realized that teaching someone to code is partly a hardware problem. Codecademy, Khan Academy, Scratch and others have optimized code editors for teaching purposes, but code editors will always be stuck with their software incarnations. I suggest that, in addition to supplying great software and teaching content, we should pair novice coders with great hardware.