I’ve refocused the Debian Jr. programming metapackage on languages made for kids. I’m sure there are some who have used scheme or python with their kids, and sure, if you want to do that, go ahead. But these were only initially included because of a lack of choices.
Littlewizard is an icon-based language only recently added, and kturtle replaces the less-kid-friendly ucblogo. I’ve also been pursuing #236721 to see what it would take to get Squeak into main. While it doesn’t look like there’s hope of that anytime soon, recent changes to their licensing might allow it to go into non-free.
Always a tinkerer and an explorer, I’ve known I wanted to self-host a blog for some time. Blog hosting sites have their pluses, but I couldn’t resist making something distinctively mine with cool technology like the Rails-based Typo. Besides, I couldn’t be outdone by my wife, who has for months now kept a successful knitting blog. The time has come.
Syn.theti.ca will include ideas about programming at work and play, Debian development, home-based learning, kids and family, or whatever else strikes my fancy or seems noteworthy at the time. No lofty goals, in other words. Just a place to collect my thoughts and connect up to the blogosphere.