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Is it wrong to let my child play on my smartphone? | Technology | The Guardian | https://www.theguardian.com/
For children that young, the official line from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is that exposure to screens arrests language development and social skills. Until recently, the APP advised that for children under two, parents should permit absolutely no screen time whatsoever. In October last year, reflecting popular usage, it revised the wording of this advice, so that “avoid all screens under age two” became “avoid solo media use in this age group”.

My children were both early talkers and they interact fluently with others. I notice other things. When they’ve spent too much time on the phone, they are more bad tempered with each other and irascible with me. They show less interest in non-screen based toys and games. And when I try to take the screen away from them, they behave – there’s no other way to put this – like addicts, screaming, grabbing for it and dissolving into meltdown.
parenting  screentime  kids  earlychildhood  development 
september 2018 by kme
When Destructive Behavior Makes Biological Sense - Issue 31: Stress - Nautilus
Together, poverty, violence, and uncertainty all point to a fast life-history strategy: seizing the moment with little regard for a future that may not arrive.

Aurelio José Figueredo, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who studies life-history theory, puts the strategy in a stark light. “I am reminded of the slogan ‘Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse,’ ” he writes in an email. “It is not about a long, happy, or healthy life: Those are slow life-history values. Think Thomas Hobbes: ‘Nasty, Brutish, and Short.’ ”
development  lifestrategy  adversity 
may 2017 by kme
a/esr-sharing
When you were in college, did you ever meet bright kids who graduated
top of their class in high-school and then floundered freshman year
in college because they had never learned how to study? It's a common
trap. A friend of mine calls it "the curse of the gifted" -- a tendency
to lean on your native ability too much, because you've always been
rewarded for doing that and self-discipline would take actual work.
linux  kernel  history  development  curseofthegifted 
april 2017 by kme
The Link Between Complicated Pregnancies and Child Prodigies - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Joanne Ruthsatz, a psychologist at Ohio State University, who’s studied prodigies for nearly 20 years, says prodigies are “the most morally sensitive and generous individuals” she’s ever met. They often have a deeply felt sense of justice and the determination to improve the world. Along with their other exceptional capacities, this assertive benevolence may speak to latent but universal capabilities. Treffert, for one, believes the suddenness with which normal people can be transformed into acquired savants indicates that everyone may have some “Rain Man” capacity within.
savants  thebrain  humans  neuroscience  prenatal  development 
january 2017 by kme
/ndy: The Failure of Agile
Agile has always, and I mean always, struck me as a naive reaction to BDUF by folks who couldn't do BD. They offered up the notion that no process could be thought through a priori, so coding from the first moment, fixing in the debugger, pestering the users to offer up changes to UI or data or ..., thence rinse and repeat, was the way to go. IOW, cowboy coding with a mantra.

Agile ignores what the earliest craftsmen learned millennia ago: measure twice, cut once. But that actually means thinking through what one wishes to do. Nobody in the agile movement wants to do that.
agile  development  fail  criticism  forthecomments 
may 2015 by kme
Flat design is great for mediocre designers like me | Whoops by Jonathan Libov
But if you're an untrained, not-so-great designer like me, please relish this era of flat design. Whenever the pendulum swings back to more ornate designs, or whenever animation quality becomes the primary differentiator between good and bad apps, it's going to become really difficult for an untrained designer to pass as a decent designer.

In other words, these Freebie-PSD chickens will eventually come home to roost.
design  development  ux  ui 
may 2015 by kme
Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle on Vimeo
See also (Swift, which does this): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w87fOAG8fjk&t=1h44m18s

So... I'm not very good at "playing computer" then?

~19:30 "...and I caught that bug literally the second I typed it, instead of writing an entire function and 20 unit tests."
inspiration  development  design  video  cs  learning  inventing  programming 
june 2014 by kme
Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2/4.3 JB and Android 4.4 KitKat
Developer Options on Gingerbread (Android 2.3):

Settings> Applications> Development> USB Debugging
android  development  debugging  usb  solution 
may 2014 by kme
Out of Poverty Author Paul Polak
The Business Solution to Poverty by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick offers a unique perspective on ending poverty through responsible sustainable business.
development  poverty  agriculture  designwillsavetheworld  emergingmarkets 
march 2014 by kme
Speed Up Your Wordpress Development Cycle With Git | Clint Berry
Some hints as to how to use git submodules (e.g., for including a theme or plugin within a git-controlled WordPress site).
wordpress  hacking  development  git  versioncontrol  theme 
august 2013 by kme

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