Podcast Episodes

You can learn programming without engineering or mathematics

Have you ever wondered what you need to know before you are ready to learn how to program? Maybe you feel that you should be a math wiz in order to consider programming? The simple answer is you really don’t need any special skills and that you can get started right away and have your […]

McDonald’s tried to cheat me then called the police

All I wanted was to purchase some hash browns at the listed menu price of 2 for $1.49. The computer rang up at $2.00 and the cashier said there was nothing she could do. I asked her to call the manager and when he arrived, I explained that a business must honor an advertised price. […]

When learning how to program, the journey is critical.

What I mean by this is the changes that a program goes through from the first line of code to the finished product are what you need to understand when learning how to program. I recently watched one of those “online videos” and could not believe that it was presented by pasting sections of completed […]

What computer should I use to learn how to program?

There are several aspects to this question. You might be wondering: Should I use a PC, or a Mac? And what about Linux? Should I use a desktop, a laptop, or a tablet? Can I use my phone? I have an older computer. Do I need to buy a new one? Let’s look at these […]

Focus on results instead of time

This is not a college course where you only need to show up for attendance, turn in your homework, cram for some tests, and claim your credit hours. You’re not being graded at all here. You are the judge of how well you have learned a topic and how well you can apply what you […]