Michael Gillson on February 28th, 2011

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. –Joseph Weizenbaum Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. –Alan Alda A […]

Continue reading about Virtual Windows

Michael Gillson on February 17th, 2011

Genius is childhood recaptured. –Jean Baudrillard The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility. –Dorothea Brande As I have documented my open source, especially Ubuntu software learning experiences, I need a screen capture program.  For Ubuntu, I have found Shutter to be easy to use with enough tools to annotate the screen shots. […]

Continue reading about Screen Capture

Michael Gillson on February 16th, 2011

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. –Blaine Lee, The Power Principle A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. –Ara Parasheghian Although I wanted my players to work to win, I […]

Continue reading about Virtual Player

Michael Gillson on February 14th, 2011

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. –Andrew V. Madson I live in Alaska.  In the winter, the weather is on my mind a lot because I commute to work, 55 miles, one way. Sometimes my weather ScreenLet does […]

Continue reading about Missing ScreenLet