Object under Construction

Object under Construction
Object under Construction

While working today, I thought of riding my bike.  On my bike this afternoon, I was at work. Consider this project.

A construction crew is creating a building.  It is an object composed of other objects, with names like board, nail, and pipe. They have attributes like soft, square, or pink. Some buildings suck when they are created without a plan. Other buildings rock because they have been cleverly designed.

Computer code creates objects composed of other objects with names like integer, array and function.  They have attributes like bold, visible, and pink.  Some code sucks and other code … well actually all code is crappy in the eye of another beholder.

To deconstruct a crappy building requires a permit, dump truck, a crew and a crowbar.  Fixing crappy code requires a pinky finger and a backspace key.

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Born in Harrisburg, PA. Undergrad at Drexel University. Learned to ride a bike when six years old, riding ever since. Started cooking when I was in college, stopped when I got married, started again in 2006 when my wife was out of town for a few months. Jobs: worked at post office while in college to earn money to buy a stereo. After grad school, worked at a small software company in Redmond, WA for twelve years. Afterwards, went back to school to get a certificate, then started teaching high school. Still doing that off and on, part time as the need arises.

2 thoughts on “Object under Construction”

    1. Several approaches have achieved remarkable results in educational deconstruction. The critical idea to remember is that the individual, and/or her parents are in responsible for a quality education, not some institution. I know one parent who enrolled his daughter in a college algebra class when she was in sixth grade because he thought the school was not offering what she needed. In another case, a young man simply opted out – instead of going to class every day, he stayed across the street at the library and read math books. In other cases, parents take their children out of the public school system and enroll them in quality private or charter schools.

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