Publishing the last post was quite an ordeal, and not because of anything related to the content. Installing WordPress on Ubuntu was a bit more challenging for me than I thought it would be. For those of you who may be running into the same issues I did, here is a run-down of what I did and what I had to change.
I started playing around with Khan Academy’s exercise framework. If I am successful in figuring this out sufficiently, the efforts would be applied for teaching a foreign language (Thamil) rather than teaching math. I had gotten the basic case figured out — a single-question, question-answer exercise. From there, I inserted Thamil characters and saved the HTML doc into UTF-16 encoding, and by then, I experienced serious errors. Fortunately, it didn’t take much more than learning the basics of Unicode and a little poking around to figure it out, fix the issue, and get a better understanding of how it all fits together.
One thing that I’ve been looking into recently is health insurance. Being over the age of 26, I can’t piggyback on my parents’ health insurance plan. Having most recently worked outside of the U.S., I can’t use the COBRA plan to extend previous health insurance plans.
When you are self-employed, you have a few options. You can
- Remain uninsured
- Find insurance through employment
- Find insurance through your state or the federal program if you have a pre-existing condition
- Buy your own insurance
Hi, everyone. This is the inaugural post of my blog.
This will be my first foray into blogging — I’m excited! Do give ample feedback if you can! Does something work / not work for you? Do you have followup questions? etc.
Let me explain the title, “Sequenced Thoughts from Computer / Science”: