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52 Weeks of Code

By Nate LaClaire —  January 21, 2010 — 2 Comments

I read in the January issue of Dream.In.Code‘s newsletter about a challenge called “52 Weeks of Code” that the site has launched. From the site:

For the next 52 weeks we will challenge you, and you will challenge yourself, to become a better programmer. The goal is to broaden your knowledge and understanding of various languages, programming concepts, and techniques. This is not a competition between members. There are no winners or losers. It is simply meant to expose you to new languages, new concepts, and bleeding edge technologies and help you learn.

A new challenge will be posted to the forum each Monday and will be designed to encourage exploration of the topics covered. The challenges will not be limited to any specific area of development (such as Web, games, etc.). The site is inviting programmers to submit their own challenges. In fact, it looks like this week’s challenge is one that was submitted in this manner.

This looks like a fun way to explore some new technologies and to re-familiarize myself with (or further explore) some technologies that aren’t so new to me. I probably won’t be able to participate on a weekly basis, but look forward to participating throughout the year. If you’re so inclined, post a comment and let me know that you’re doing the same so that we can keep in touch about it!

15 Minute SEO List

By Nate LaClaire —  November 29, 2008 — Leave a comment

Kelvin Chan clued me into a fantastic page from webconfs.com that lists the best and worst practices for search engine optimization. Check it out here:
15 Minute SEO List – Learn how to SEO

As promised, more information regarding classical guitarist Peter Fletcher‘s concert in Poland is now available on the Friends of Ricker Memorial Library web site. Hurry and get your tickets before they are all gone!

October 1

By Nate LaClaire —  October 1, 2005 — Leave a comment

October 1 is here. The trees are turning, autumn weather is upon us. Beautiful autumn weather. Today is Community Day here in Poland, Maine. This year’s event is being run by the Poland Recreation Department and is being held at the Poland Regional High School. I will be going to the event at around 11:00 this morning to help the Friends of the Library with their cake walk.

Last night I was invited to go along with the library staff for the end-of-summer staff party. We went to Julian’s in Gray. The party was also a going-away party for Joanne Wildes, a dear friend, fellow believer, part-time library employee, and just plain great lady who is moving to Rhode Island with her husband in another month. Dick, her husband, attended the party as well and we all had a very nice time.

Life has been busy since my last post. My college classes are in full swing and choir has now begun. So, when my business is figured in to the whole thing, free time is not something I experience very often. However, my grades are doing well, as is my business – so it is worth the stress.

A friend of the family, Philip Stange, is staying with my family this weekend. The weekend promises to be a lot of fun! Unfortunately, I have some (typical for me) last-minute school work to do, but I am sure I will have time to recreate as well. According to Philip my web site is easily findable by someone who is not looking for it. :-) He told me that his mom found it and sent him the address. Hello world!

I am committed to not making promises I can’t keep. However, I do seriously hope to post something else before another month+ has passed.

Hello world!

By Nate LaClaire —  July 16, 2005 — Leave a comment

Welcome to my web site! More information is coming soon!