2020-11-12T02:49:55Z "Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" — Walden
2020-10-08T01:42:48Z Whew, delivered big work project. Time to rest.
2020-09-13T20:40:22Z @<jlj http://ctrl-c.club/~jlj/tw.txt> What kind of tweaks are we talking about?
2020-09-13T20:40:02Z "A MUD that's also a wiki"
2020-09-12T17:19:26Z Today my brain doesn't feel like thinking.
2020-09-09T05:40:46Z https://shopify.github.io/draggable/ This web page is fun!
2020-09-08T05:05:57Z @<eli_oat https://txt.eli.li/twtxt/twtxt.txt> "back to work...what do I do again?" — hahaha
2020-09-08T03:35:07Z I tried to install node/npm but it wanted to use almost 1gb of space!! I guess that's the cost of python 2, xorg, and a bunch of cruft. Not doing that, so I installed apache. It was 7mb instead.
2020-09-08T02:50:01Z Works great so far. Tmux and vim come out of the box, so I've got everything I need to get started. Ngrok was really easy to install. Now I just need a web server.
2020-09-08T02:48:50Z Couldn't run ngrok on 9front so I'm trying out ubuntu server on my raspberry PI. Let's see...
2020-09-06T01:18:41Z I made a silly setup that has an always-on front with a backend run at home and exposed via ngrok. It's not pubnix, but maybe I can make some community APIs that are basically free to host.
2020-09-06T01:17:04Z In recent weeks I've been moving my research increasingly from tech, to the border of tech and life, to engineering. I'm fascinated by engineering stuff right now.
2020-08-19T10:03:22Z @<eli_oat https://txt.eli.li/twtxt/twtxt.txt> Nice website! 👌🏼fraidycat looks interesting, I don't quite understand so I'm going to try it out.
2020-08-14T16:16:41Z Umm, super cool sampler from ~npisanti git.sr.ht/~npisanti/folderkit
2020-08-14T13:05:00Z Increasingly reaching for pencil and paper. Daydreaming about blurring the line between digital/physical. Might be the first time I've wanted a printer.
2020-08-14T12:27:06Z I'm really enjoying the good wine and fresh vegetables in France.
2020-08-14T12:21:11Z Curious how I could turn my 9front RPI into a web server. Reverse DNS? Ngrok? Push to github and build the site externally with events? Hmm...
2020-08-13T04:46:23Z Need to reimplement this feed publisher too... I'd love to just mount my twtxt in /net and edit it in acme.
2020-08-13T04:45:35Z @<eli_oat https://txt.eli.li/twtxt/twtxt.txt> actually a super-minimalist mouse based wireframing app sounds so plan-9. I'm taking note.
2020-08-13T04:45:22Z Maybe a whole personal p9 REST API
2020-08-13T04:44:57Z I want to create an HTTP endpoint for image publishing from plan 9
2020-08-13T04:42:04Z Work is a roller coaster
2020-08-09T16:04:57Z In Paris with my partner's family for a few weeks. So tired from travelling 🥱
2020-08-05T04:57:52Z Peeking at https://gun.eco
2020-08-04T15:34:52Z Wow... I have to re-read GEB...
2020-08-04T15:17:20Z Resolving the intuitive conflict that appears around conservation of liquid in containers of different sizes, Papert doesn't teach kids how to calculate volume, but introduces personified agents for heuristics like A(width) and A(height), and then a third A(geom). But the third isn't computational, it's resolving conflict. It's rooted in existing intellectual systems for resolving conflict between changes in width and height. In conflict resolution, it produces a heuristic that is more able to comprehend what happens when fluid is moved between containers. When a child is given access to this simulation of their own mind, they become masters of their own learning.
2020-08-04T15:06:06Z Piaget emphasized the importance of growth in a one's ability to reflect on their own thinking. The paradox is that this growth must be created from one's current intellectual system.
2020-08-04T15:00:25Z "When asked, as a youth, what question would guide his scientific life, McCulloch answered: "What is a man so made that he can understand number and what is number so made that a man can understand it?""
2020-08-04T14:56:42Z "For most people, nothing is more natural than that the most advanced ideas in mathematics should be inaccessible to children. From the perspective I took from Piaget, we would expect to find connections. So we set out to find some. But finding the connections did not simply mean inventing a new kind of clever, "motivating" pedagogy. It meant a research agenda that included separating what was most powerful in the idea of differential from the accidents of inaccessible formalisms. The goal was then to connect these scientifically fundamental structures with psychologically powerful ones. And of course these were the ideas that underlay the Turtle circle, the physics microworlds, and the touch-sensor Turtle."
2020-08-04T14:51:17Z "So, in my own thinking I have placed a greater emphasis on two dimensions implicit but not elaborated in Piaget's own work: an interest in intellectual structures that could develop as opposed to those that actually at present do develop in the child, and the design of learning environments that are resonant with them." - Piaget focused on how children developed, Papert focused on how to guide that development using this knowledge.
2020-08-04T14:49:31Z This Bourbaki school is extremely curious. They were staunchely against diagrams and intuition. The whole endeavour was to create a rigorous written document that could systematically tackle calculus questions by learners...
2020-08-04T14:41:41Z "The Bourbaki school's unification of mathematics is achieved by seeing more complex structures, such as arithmetic, as combinations of simpler structures of which the most important are the three mother structures. This school had no intention of making a theory of learning. They intended their structural analysis to be a technical tool for mathematicians to use in their day-to-day work. But the theory of mother structures is a theory of learning. It is a theory of how number is learnable." - Papert
2020-08-04T14:41:08Z "The bicycle without a rider balances perfectly well. With a novice rider it will fall. This is because the novice has the wrong intuitions about balancing and freezes the position of the bicycle so that its own corrective mechanism cannot work freely. Thus learning to ride does not mean learning to balance, it means learning not to unbalance, learning not to interfere."
2020-08-04T14:07:57Z "We will consider learning to ride a bicycle. If we did not know better riding a bicycle would seem to be a really remarkable thing. What makes it possible? One could pursue this question by studying the rider to find out what special attributes (speed of reaction, complexity of brain functioning, intensity of motivation) contribute to his performance. This inquiry, interesting though it might be, is irrelevant to the real solution to the problem."
2020-08-04T14:03:04Z @<jlj http://ctrl-c.club/~jlj/tw.txt> 🧘♂️
2020-08-03T02:51:18Z Def. syntonic: (of a person) responsive to and in harmony with their environment
2020-08-03T02:50:54Z "The need for drill and practice in arithmetic is a symptom of the absence of conditions for the syntonic learning of mathematics. The proper use of computers is to supply such conditions. "
2020-08-03T02:50:26Z @<eli_oat https://txt.eli.li/twtxt/twtxt.txt> That sounds like some heavy stuff!
2020-08-02T23:56:54Z What do we say to a child who has made such a beautiful theory? "That's great thinking, Johnny, but the theory is wrong"
2020-08-02T23:55:26Z Piaget asked preschool children, "What makes the wind?" Very few said, "I don't know." Most children gave their own personal theories, such as, "The trees made the wind by waving their branches." This theory, although wrong, gives good evidence for highly developed skill in theory building. It can be tested against empirical fact. Indeed there is a strong correlation between the presence of wind and the waving of tree branches. And children can perform an experiment that makes their causal connection quite plausible.
2020-08-02T23:35:30Z Papert: "Piaget's work puts into question the idea that the "correct" theory is superior as a learning strategy."
2020-08-02T23:34:12Z Thanks @<eli_oat https://txt.eli.li/twtxt/twtxt.txt> 🙌 Your blog is really fun!
2020-08-02T21:08:59Z "It is my belief that learning physics consists of bringing physics knowledge into contact with very diverse personal knowledge. And to do this we should allow the learner to construct and work with transitional systems that the physicist may refuse to recognize as physics." - Papert, Mindstorms (still)
2020-08-02T21:04:37Z @<jlj http://ctrl-c.club/~jlj/tw.txt> It's a fun little place free of distractions :)
2020-08-02T20:58:42Z New learning involves relating to existing knowledge, and then assimilating it by making it your own - using it. But relating Newton's laws of motion to practical objects in front of us, or trying to playfully use them just doesn't work.
2020-08-02T20:38:09Z "New knowledge often contradicts the old, and effective learning requires strategies to deal with such conflict."
2020-08-02T20:25:39Z 'As they puzzled together the child had a revelation: "Do you mean," he said, "that you really don't know how to fix it?" The child did not yet know how to say it, but what had been revealed to him was that he and the teacher had been engaged together in a research project. The incident is poignant. It speaks of all the times this child entered into teachers' games of "let's do that together" all the while knowing that the collaboration was a fiction. Discovery cannot be a setup; invention cannot be scheduled.'
2020-08-02T20:24:24Z Experience with computer programming leads children more effectively than any other activity to "believe in" debugging.
2020-08-02T20:23:42Z On an early resistance to debugging code - "The ethic of school has rubbed off too well. What we see as a good program with a small bug, the child sees as "wrong," "bad," "a mistake." School teaches that errors are bad; the last thing one wants to do is to pore over them, dwell on them, or think about them."
2020-08-02T14:21:16Z Thinking about what a LOGO turtle robot personification could look like for HTML. A turtle personifies a point with a heading... A dom blob (div)... could eat other blobs and customize itself with different styles? I DON'T KNOW OK 🤷♂️
2020-08-02T14:19:48Z @<jlj http://ctrl-c.club/~jlj/tw.txt> congrats …