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JavaScript. The Core: 2nd Edition – Dmitry Soshnikov
This is the second edition of the JavaScript. The Core overview lecture, devoted to ECMAScript programming language and core components of its runtime system.
javascript  languages  reference 
3 hours ago by dcrall
JaiPrimer/JaiPrimer.md at master · BSVino/JaiPrimer
An overview of Jonathan Blow's private language, Jai.
programming  languages  jai 
yesterday by raygrasso
Christi Belcourt on Twitter: "Education in schools is not the only form of education. The land has been my teacher for 25 years. I will never graduate and will always be an apprentice to her. The animals educate. The stars educate. Not everything can be t
"Education in schools is not the only form of education. The land has been my teacher for 25 years. I will never graduate and will always be an apprentice to her. The animals educate. The stars educate. Not everything can be taught in a brick box. Not everything should be.

Education from and on the land is needed for children. We need the next generation to be free thinkers. Unintentionally, the structures within the current education system are contributing in assimilating all children into a form of thinking that teaches them to conform.

Education in schools is affecting Indigenous nations. It’s not all positive. Hardly any of our kids knows the lands like the back of their hands any more. Hardly any knows animal traditional laws, protocols. Hardly any can survive on the land. And almost all are taught in English

Without intending it, by sending ALL our children to school, we are creating a society of dependence. Because unable to survive on the land means a dependence on goods and services. It also means a continued decline in our languages as the day is spent in English.

Even communities once entirely fluent not long ago are noticing their young people conversing in English. I was just in a community where the teenagers were fluent. But pre-teens weren’t. How can communities compete w/ English when their children are emmersed in it all day?

I don’t want to offend educators. Educators are some of the most selfless and kind people I’ve met. They go above and beyond for kids every day. My observations are about some of the long term boarder effects re: institution of education and its detrimental effects on our nations

The late Elder Wilfred Peltier once wrote that the education system harms children in a few ways. He was speaking specifically about Indigenous kids but his thoughts could be applied to all I suppose. He said it sets kids up with a skewed sense of self. (Con’t)

Elder Wilfred Peltier said children are taught early in school to be graded. He said the harm isn’t only in the child who gets low grades and is made to feel less than. The worse harm is to kids who get higher grades and are made to feel better than others.

He also said the structure of the classroom is problematic. It implies the teacher knows everything and the student knows nothing. In Indigenous communities we talk about how children are teachers and each one has unique gifts. But schools don’t nurture those gifts.

A child might be gifted in reading the stars or knowing traditional medicines. Schools eliminate that as a possibility to be apprenticed in those things. And they take up so much time in a child’s life there is no time left over for language and apprenticing in their gifts.

We will need scientists and people who have gone through school. But we also need medicine apprentices, land knowledge, language keepers and star readers. We need experts of the lakes and animals. This come from apprentiships w/ kokums and moshoms. It comes from the land itself.

In this time of climate change the world needs Indigenous knowledge more than ever. It’s in our lands and langusges. It can’t come from school. So we have to question this. And really look at it to suss out the good and the bad in a non emotional and non judgemental way.

Is there a way to have half of all Indigenous kids apprenticed full time with kokums or moshoms in land/water based education? Is there a way to identify what gifts kids will have early on and give them the life long training to nurture those gifts?

My concluding thought is the tendency will be towards “improving” or “fixing” schools to allow for more Indigenous languages or teachings etc without fundamentally changing anything. My point is the kind of education I’m talking about cannot be within the school system."
education  unschooling  deschooling  indigeneity  schooling  wilfredpeltier  christibelcourt  2018  inequality  children  authority  experience  apprenticeships  kokums  moshoms  multispecies  land  morethanhuman  canon  climatechange  experientiallearning  gifted  language  languages  landscape  colonialism  heterogeneity 
2 days ago by robertogreco
Pluvo Programming Language
Where I first learning about Esperanto in 2006. Pluvo was scripting language invented by someone who knew someone who saw Esperanto at college one day and wrote about in blog.
esperanto  blog  pluvo  scripting  languages  programming  semantic  web 
8 days ago by rheotaxis
Hawaiian language, alphabet and pronunciation
The Hawaiian language is quite unusual because when the original Polynesians came in their canoes, most of their consonants were washed overboard in a storm, and they arrived here with almost nothing but vowels. All the streets have names like Kal'ia'iou'amaa'aaa'eiou, and many street signs spontaneously generate new syllables during the night.
Dave Barry
languages  humor  hawaii  rationalthinker 
10 days ago by dstelow
Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development | David Schmidt
“In 1986, Allyn and Bacon published my Denotational Semantics text, which I wrote while I was a post-doc in Edinburgh in 1982-83. The book sold steadily over the years, but Allyn and Bacon was purchased by William C. Brown, which was purchased by McGraw-Hill. McGraw-Hill deleted the text as soon as they acquired it.

“When the book was deleted, its publication rights returned to me. I had no interest in revising and reprinting it, but from time to time I've mailed photocopies of the text to various people.

“The requests for copies increased, so I salvaged the text's troff source and used groff to produce PS-files. With the help of others (please see below), the text is now available as a free download in both PS and PDF with the caveat that you get what you pay for. (-: “
davidschmidt  denotational  semantic  languages  book 
12 days ago by mr
Learn ClojureScript Now: A Quick Tutorial With React | Toptal
There are probably two main thoughts in your head while you read this introduction:

What is ClojureScript?
This isn’t relevant to my interests.
But wait! That’s where you’re wrong—and I will prove it to you. If you’re willing to invest 10 minutes of your time, I will show you how ClojureScript can make writing front-end and React-y applications fun, fast, and—most importantly—functional.
languages  web  programming  javascript  tools 
13 days ago by dstelow

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