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  • in reply to: OTBR – Learning to code #59862

    boatgeek
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    Here’s my not-very humble opinion take. I think that (like many other things), some people are predisposed to be good at coding. Other people can learn some basics, can fight their way through learning more complex stuff, but aren’t going to ever be really good at it to make it a career. We don’t need a society full of people whose only education is in coding. We need all kinds of different people with all kinds of different skills. Coding is one of them and one that we need to be able to teach those who are good at it and are interested. Also, the language the code is in is far less important than the ability to plan out what the code should look like and how to troubleshoot it when it goes wrong.

    Don’t sell SPS completely short on teaching coding, though. There are options available for Cisco/MS certification in class, as well as game design and programming. For people who are into it, the robotics clubs can teach those who want to learn about coding and how it integrates into design.

    Teaching “coding” in an hour? *snork* Maybe the most basic HTML commands if they’re lucky.

    in reply to: Seahawk Celebration Parade – Are you going? #59496

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    According to one source, about 12,000-13,000 SPS students were out of school today (and nearly 500 teachers). That’s about 1/4 of the students all told. I was told (no way to verify) that the total turnout to the parade was something like 700K.

    A couple of people from work rode bikes up from Harbor Island to the route and said they got good pics.

    in reply to: Good restaurant Ballard/Northgate area #58886

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    Saffron Grill (Indian) is hard to beat if ethnic is OK.

    in reply to: What lengths do you go to to shop local? #58744

    boatgeek
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    Depends on the products. Top Ten Toys or Gary’s Games are more likely to have what I want than Fred Meyer or Toys R Us. We buy some food from local chains, but probably more from national ones, even factoring in the produce box.

    FM is owned by Kroger, so not local in any way. Same with QFC.

    in reply to: NBR: New Mattresses? #58311

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    We’ve been really happy with Everrest on Elliott just south of the Magnolia Bridge. They make the mattresses in town, they last well, and they’re comfortable. No hard sales, just a room with several mattresses you can test out. We haven’t been in since they moved from their other location on 15th (no need to replace the mattresses!), though.

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