Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 by egb63
Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer
We have a few books about her at the library and don’t forget to check out todays google doole – all about her.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by egb63
So I’m happy to hear that Joss Whedon ( creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible’s sing-along blog and director/writer of the new Avengers movie) has just - over the course of 12 days-shot a new movie, Much Ado about Nothing . As you may have guessed, this is a movie based on a Shakespeare play. I’m looking forward to it and this quote from Entertainment Weekly explains why:
The direction we were getting from Joss was to make it was real, especially with the language, not to be big and Shakespearian, but to bring it in and be intimate and bring it as close to a realistic way of speaking as we could
Shakespeare’s language can be difficult to read, but when you hear it done well, the playfulness comes out ( you don’t need to catch every word) . You don’t know what I mean – watch this clip from Comic relief – with David Telnet and Catherine Tate of Dr. Who :
Curious? Kenneth Branagh did an excellent version of Much Ado about Nothing
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 by egb63
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by egb63
Do you watch Jeopardy? Did you watch Monday night?
Did you know that Nikhil Desai , who was a contestant on Monday night, is a teenager from Fremont?
This is an article about him.
Desai said the contestants, several of whom he had met before at national trivia competitions, hung out in the hotel lobby and talked about school.
“That was our one thing in common,” he said. “We’re nerds.”
The contestants mostly knew all the answers, Desai said.
“Every question became some sort of buzzer race. Everyone was trying to perfect his buzzer style.”
Here are the contestant videos - Nikhil is on the second page.
If you look at the match up page – it looks like we get to cheer for Nikhil on February 28th (next Monday )
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Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by sdean
Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 by sdean
Check out this crazy video from OK Go (same band who did the treadmill video):
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Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 by sdean
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by nsilva1
We’ve all experienced it…that time in the day where the brain has gone on vacation and the body is right behind. That time in the day where you just want to kick back and entertain yourself with some mindless entertainment. If you’re looking for something to avoid those doldrums, you’ll find a lot of fun and challenging quizzes at http://www.sporcle.com/games/simpsons.php. I did the “Name The Simpsons Character” Quiz and got 62 out of 63. If “The Simpsons aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other fun (Name Family Guy Characters) or mentally challenging (Name the state capitals) quizzes.
If you like celebrity gossip, but find that People Magazine or Perez Hilton don’t spend enough time talking about teens, http://www.teenhollywood.com/ is a great place to find all the juiciest stories about people your age. Is Zac Efron’s and Vanessa Hudgen’s relationship in trouble? Who was that mystery woman that Robert Pattinson was seen kissing. This site keeps you up to date on all the teen Hollywood gossip.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by sdean
- The Movie
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, is opening in theaters this Friday, October 3rd. But did you know this was a teen book before it was a movie? Check it out at the library!
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Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2008 by dleach
Tired of the same old Web Sites? Check out these for some new online fun.
It’s everything you want to know about the latest movies and your favorite TV shows. There’s even interviews with celebs, TV listings, movie showtimes, TV recaps and more.
Here’s a way to play, discover and share great music. Users create profiles that focus exclusively on music. One of its best features is its ability to keep track of what you listen to even when you’re not using the site. Artist pages contain biographies, pictures and more.
Are you a scrabble fan? Here’s a way to practice your game, improve, have fun and play a live game whenever you want. Anyone with email can sign up, join a game room, and start laying tiles at no cost. All playing levels are welcome from beginner to expert.
This is one of the best “free” music players around with an incredible library of songs. Type in any artist’s name and you will find his latest work. You can even view whole concerts! You’ll find top songs, new releases, and even interviews. Sample music and then download it onto your MP3. Creative music videos are also featured.
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