Did You Know: Rubber Duck Debugging

From the Rubber Duck Debugging Wikipedia Page:

Rubber duck debuggingRubber Ducking, or the Rubber Duckie Test is an informal term used in software engineering to refer to a method of debugging code. The name is a reference to an apocryphal story in which an unnamed expert programmer would keep a rubber duck by his desk at all times, and debug his code by forcing himself to explain it, line-by-line, to the duck.

To use this process, a programmer meticulously explains code to an inanimate object, such as a rubber duck, in the expectation that upon reaching a piece of incorrect code and trying to explain it, the programmer will notice the error. In describing what the code is supposed to do and observing what it actually does, any incongruity between these two becomes apparent.


Homie programming in FORTRAN.

Cape Ann Artist Group Meeting

This is a reminder that our Cape Ann Painter and Photographer group will meet at the Annie on Monday, May 14. Coffee (BYO until we think of a better system) will be from 9-9:30 . The meeting will start at 9:30 and end at 11. Please bring any new work you have to share!

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Alice Gardner

“I can hardly stand to buy anything I can make myself” ~ Greg Bover

In this final video of our gimmesound Artists of the Week series featuring Greg Bover and Frances Fitch, the two of them talk about their inspiration and reveal some of the things that make this harpsichord so special ~ all with a smattering of music thrown in.

Your mom has a choice of a dozen live shows this evening on Cape Ann.  Don’t wait ’till tomorrow to treat her right.  Take her out tonight.  See the full lineup here.

Prayer Vigil for Caleigh Anne Harrison

Here are some images and video from my perspective at the prayer vigil.

This one includes a slideshow (after the first minute of the song) with a selection of photos:

Senator Bruce Tarr’s words:

Closing prayer by Rev. Brian Miller:

Click here for a complete photo slideshow:

Special Motif-inspired Exhibit at The Tusinski Gallery

Each year Karen Tusinski, artist-owner of the gallery, participates in Rockport’s annual Spring festival, Motif No. 1 Day, by highlighting work with Motif No. 1 as its subject. This year she is pleased to announce that the Tusinski Gallery will host artist Noel Graham the weekend of May 19th in a special exhibit of paintings featuring Rockport’s iconic fishing shack, Motif No. 1.


Be sure to stop by the gallery to see new work from Karen as well as the work of Noel Graham during the Motif No. 1 Day festival on May 19th. The Tusinski Gallery is located at 2 Main Street in Rockport and is open 11 am – 5:30 pm Thursday through Monday. Call 978-546-2244 for more information.



Rockport Webcam of The Day- Bluefish Property Motif Number 1 Webcam



This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.