Weekly Review, October 4

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Do you ever get obsessed with something you’re working on, and can’t get it out of your mind, or work on anything else? For some reason, I imagine such phenomenon is common with programmers, but it’s not based on anything. Most of the last week I was in such a state, with a couple of SCons issues. If you follow my SCons series, you’ll be able to read about it in a couple of weeks.

With this mental obsession, I made no progress with other stuff this week (like the website project). I also spent less time than usual “around the web”, resulting a smaller-than-usual weekly review 🙂 .

The Weekly Review is (hopefully) a recurring summary, reviewing highlights from the last week.

Blog posts from the last week

  1. Continuing the website project, with branding decisions milestone.
  2. A short PSA for OS X users – Apple released a bash patch.
  3. Continuing the SCons series, with multi-flavor support in SCons.
  4. The previous weekly review.

In the coming weeks, I plan to continue writing on the website side project, and the SCons series. Hopefully, I will be able to squeeze in some Mac training as well. The best way to keep up with new posts is to follow the feed.

Web selections

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. In fact, UNESCO estimates that the world will need 1.6 million more teachers globally by 2015. And that number is set to double by 2030.

The non-profit organization XPRIZE is trying to address this issue with a $15 million contest. Anyone can participate, and develop a learning solution that enables autonomous learning experiences to otherwise “unreachable” children. I really hope this creates the impact they’re aiming for. Do you have an idea for an autonomous learning solution for the contest?

Side project updates

As you can imagine, I’m still elbow deep in the website project. As expected, a new site comes with new technical issues. Please, do report issues that cross your path.

Sadly, this week I made no progress whatsoever…

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