Kiddo’s been wanting to learn programming, with the ultimate goal of modding Minecraft. We’ve done …

Kiddo’s been wanting to learn programming, with the ultimate goal of modding Minecraft. We’ve done some Ruby, but he’s impatient, so last night I we started Java with a simple program that repeats a println X times.

He wanted to pass it the integer limit.

After a few minutes, I suggested we watch a movie & check back later.

After dinner, he decided to stop it & we timed some shorter runs.

I think he has a better understanding of scale now!

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@DialMforMara The first time I played mobile Minecraft, I ended up stuck in a tree …

@DialMforMara The first time I played mobile Minecraft, I ended up stuck in a tree all night, trying not to move so the skeletons wouldn’t shoot me down. Every time I ventured down to try to finish my shelter, I got killed and re spawned in that tree, so I finally just set the phone down and waited for daylight.

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We got back from the nether OK, but it sent us to a new portal 100s of blocks away…

Kiddo talked me into Minecraft. Today we made obsidian from a pool of lava, and gathered enough to make a nether portal.

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We got back from the nether OK, but it sent us to a new portal 100s of blocks away, in an unexplored cavern…under the ocean.

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We spent all afternoon tunneling up (slowly) and over so we could come out on dry land. A few close calls w/water, but we made it.

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