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、日本語の練習がてら翻訳することにした。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.
Mark Zuckerberg氏(Facebook創業者)、Jack Dorsey氏(Twitter創業者)、Phil Libin氏(Evernote創業者)ら超有名人の話を聞くことができ、どのセッションもなかなか楽しめたのだが、わたしがいちばん聞き入ってしまったのはBalaji Srinivasan氏の講演だった。
(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.