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3 Simple STEM Boats Instructable

Posted December 26, 2017 By landisv1

Might be a fun one to do with the kids some time.

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Nice aggregation of links.  Some of these look like they would be fun.

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BerkeleyX edX courses

Posted January 12, 2013 By Landis V – Introduction to Statistics:  Descriptive Statistics – Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation

Ran across these while looking at Scratch as something my kids might be interested in at some point.  I’ve always wanted to take a statistics course… this might be just the opportunity I have been looking for (if I can find the time 🙁 )

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Thought-provoking day

Posted July 16, 2011 By Landis V

While it would seem a poor day for typing (my grammar, spelling, and punctuation is atrocious this evening), it’s a fantastic day for thoughts.  I watched the girls today while my wife was working in Omaha, and it was probably our best day together since it was just myself and my eldest.  We actually had fun!

I thought about location and movement of people as I watched my wife’s return home based on a client application on her Android phone, and I think the most apt name for the current 20-30 somethings is the “Location Generation”.  Between Google’s Latitude and 4square and the like, everyone knows where everyone else is at.  If you think nobody knows where you are and you have any online social presence whatsoever (or even have friends who do), you’re lying to yourself.

Had a few great sociopolitical short discussions with people, and had the opportunity to become of people who I share context with.  Aspiring presidential candidates who have near-literal references to my own ideals, and people with similar thoughts who challenge me.  Old friends who influenced my development.  Expanding my horizons on ventures in which I am currently involved (though probably not of great consequence to anyone but myself).  I do appreciate social networking as a whole, and I think Google+ has some really great things to offer.

Lots of great social, political, and family things.  Plus, it’s my anniversary!  What amazing changes in two years, and even more in three.  No more “io sol uno”; I am truly blessed.  Tomorrow comes sooner than my preference would dictate, as always.  I had best find my way to a brief rest and rejuvenation.  Farewell for now, Internets.

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Posted February 24, 2010 By Landis V Neat idea.  Read.

“Every now and then go away — for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.” — Leonardo DaVinci

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” — Maria Montessori This looks like fun.  A Roomba remote control home indexing robot.

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Posted February 16, 2010 By Landis V Neat article looking at the “overwhelming” effect of media, across many years. “Geek Dad” book.  Geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share. Comparing the value of the US Dollar, 1774 to present.

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.  – George F. Will

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Figures of Speech – Teach a Kid to Argue

Posted June 8, 2009 By Landis V
    Great article. How many parents encourage their kids to argue?    
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