## C programming: multi-line character arrays

Self-tutoring about C programming: the tutor mentions a resource. I needed to create a very long string, many lines, in a C program. I didn’t know how. Apparently it can be done thus: char theString[]=”One line.” “Two lines.\n” “Three lines.\n” …

## English: what is a “thing”?

Tutoring English, new ideas surface about literal vs figurative. The tutor mentions one. People commonly say ideas such as “One thing to remember is that the store closes at 10pm.” For a few years now I’ve wondered, “Is the fact …

## Smartphone email: clear cache?

Self-tutoring about smartphones and email: the tutor mentions a recent solution he encountered. In my post from April 18 I mention an email stall on my smartphone and how I fixed it – that time. I encountered another stall a …

## Statistics: base rate fallacy, part 2: belief vs disbelief

Tutoring statistics, so many inroads are available. The tutor continues about the base rate fallacy. Continuing from my post yesterday, I’ll explore a connection to it: believing what you see, vs not. The base rate fallacy means that people believe …

## Statistics: base rate fallacy, part 1: false-positive paradox

Tutoring statistics, you encounter day-to-day ideas. The tutor mentions the false-positive paradox. false-positive paradox: In a population where condition A is extremely uncommon, most tests for it that yield “positive” may likely be false. The false-positive paradox is easy to …

## English: contractions

Self-tutoring about English: the tutor mentions an idea his wife mightn’t appreciate. I’ve heard of could’ve…what about couldn’t’ve? I’ve never seen it in print, but why not, in casual writing? In formal writing – essays, for instance – I was …

## Bird watching: killdeer

Self-tutoring about birds: the tutor mentions a killdeer. I think, for years, I’ve had a relationship with a killdeer. At night, I would often run in a nearby field. It was dark enough that I could see where I was …

## Lifestyle: rom-coms

Self-tutoring about lifestyle: the tutor mentions romantic comedies. In a few months, I’ll have been married 25 years. Yet, I’ve never been to a chick flick. In fact, I don’t watch movies at all: I haven’t seen one for years–intentionally. …

## English: whensoever

Tutoring English, surprises happen. The tutor mentions whensoever. I’ve never heard whensoever, but I discovered it today. In meaning, it’s similar to whenever, but seems more to suppose an event may happen numerous times. Whensoever it does, another event should …

## Philosophy: Scott

Self-tutoring about people: the tutor recalls an intriguing person he knew in elementary school. I recall three Scotts from school. One was okay, but not someone I talked to. The other two I had problems with. The most problematic one …