Month: March 2018

Video games, graphics: what is ambient occlusion?

More self-tutoring about modern terms: the tutor shares what he learned about ambient occlusion. ambient occlusion a way of depicting a scene that shows features darker or lighter based on their exposure to ambient light, rather than a directed light

Tagged with:

Music, history: the 85-key piano

Seeing an antique can trigger self-tutoring: the tutor shares a find. A few days back my son, visiting a historic site, was invited to play the piano. After awhile he pointed out that it starts – and ends – with

Tagged with: ,

Botany: trees in Victoria: live oak

Tree idenitification leads to self-tutoring: the tutor describes a find in Victoria. Victoria’s assortment of trees is amazing. Last fall I mentioned seeing a gingko biloba as well as an amur corktree there. I’ve read a few times that there

Tagged with: ,

Computer science: networking: what is a virtual connection?

In tutoring, definitions are always important. The tutor shares the definition of virtual connection. virtual connection: A virtual connection is a software-initiated connection between two nodes in a network. (See yesterday’s post for the definition of a node.) When you

Tagged with:

Computer science, networks: what is a node?

Understanding computer networking leads to self-tutoring: the tutor defines node in computer networks. node (noun): an endpoint, or else a directing or processing device between endpoints. The endpoint could be a PC, printer, scanner, server, etc: at an endpoint, content

Tagged with: ,

Philosophy, business: the “single source of truth” concept

In the tutoring realm, awareness of new insights and definitions is important. The tutor mentions single source of truth. In my March 5 post I mention the idea of a data silo. Put simply, it’s knowledge kept secret by some

Tagged with: ,

Lifestyle: baking: successful substitution of bourbon for vanilla extract in a recipe

More lifestyle self-tutoring: the tutor confirms the idea of yesterday’s post. In yesterday’s post I brought up the idea that bourbon can perhaps be used as a substitute for vanilla extract in some baking recipes. Last night, I made rice

Tagged with:

Baking: bourbon: a possible substitute for vanilla extract?

For me, baking leads to constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a discovery. I’ve read, in two places now, that in a typical baking recipe, bourbon can possibly be used instead of vanilla. As I understand, the substitution is recommended when

Tagged with:

Computer science: value parameter vs variable parameter

Tutoring computer science, the difference between variable and value parameters is interesting. The tutor illustrates it. value parameter: the parameter’s value is sent to the function or method, but the function can’t change the parameter itself. For instance: j=5 function(value_parameter

Tagged with:

English: what does lassitude mean?

Tutoring English, new vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor brings up the word lassitude. lassitude (noun): lack of energy; weariness; fatigue; depletion. After the last performance of the week, the cast always displays lassitude. Source: Gilmour, Lorna (ed). Collins Essential

Tagged with:
Top