Why didn’t the chicken cross the road?
The programmer didn’t know the code.
Don’t ask me why someone thought it would be a good idea for me to teach coding to students. I mean, really I know nothing about coding.
Well, that’s not quite true.
I now know a lot more about it than I did six months ago. I mean A LOT MORE.
When I was in high school I took a statistics class for the first semester because I was told we would have computer classes during the last semester. Yeah, well, I work in the school system and I know all about broken promises. That might be why I don’t make any promises – see my previous post.
Yeah, no computers = no classes = I know a LOT about statistics and not much about computers.
It was nice to know statistics when I studied Psychology in college, but it hasn’t helped my own offspring who seem to not like statistics. I kept telling them I could help, but you know how kids are, they don’t want Mom’s help.
Moms, on the other hand, have no trouble asking kids for help – especially when it comes to computers. Usually my offspring have been monumentally helpful when it came to anything technological. When it came to teaching code – yeah, not so much.
I have figured out how to get the chicken to cross the road. It’s simple: chicken.x = chicken.x+1. Of course that’s assuming the road is to the right of the chicken and I have somehow managed to create a chicken sprite and a background with a road,…
I can draw with pencil much better than I can with code. I have had a pencil in my hand since I had a hand. At least it feels that way.
I do have a point to this post I promise. I can make the chicken cross the road, it’s getting it to stop when it gets to the other side that baffled me.
So, yes, I spent an entire day relearning all the lessons I have worked on for a month. Guess what? I still can’t get the frog to jumping stop when the key is not pressed, but I can get the chicken to stop, that is assuming I can draw the chicken in the first place.
I just love chicken, especially the Buffalo wing variety. Blue cheese anyone?