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My Son Matthew’s Company, Awato, Wins 2nd Place In N.H. Entrepreneurial Challenge.

by Anura Guruge


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The company ‘Awato’ co-founded by Matthew. Click image to access their very slick Website.


The Challenge — “Tory C. Marandos Entrepreneurial Challenge”. Click image for official Website.

Matthew, 24 now, has been on the Fast-Track since his last year in College, viz. Wheaton. This is his 3rd company! He is on a roll.

Yes, there are INVESTMENT opportunities. Contact Matthew through his Website. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Spring 2016 — I Am Down To Teach 2 Classes.

by Anura Guruge


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They do not have it online (as yet). It will be in local papers this week.
[I will put it online shortly.]

In addition to my seminars — some of them up to 5 days long — I used to do a LOT of teaching. I taught 6 or 7 undergraduate and graduate courses at SNHU covering IT, Web design, Programming and Marketing! I also taught Web design at Laconia Adult Education.

Then I gave up basically to focus on my Pope books. Then around Christmas I saw Wolfeboro Adult Education advertising for somebody to teach Web design. So I e-mailed them. Once I told them my background they asked what else I could teach. That is how the astronomy class came about.

Whether I teach these classes or not will depend, of course, on enrollment. I do not know what the minimum is but I doubt whether they will run the classes unless they get at least 7 or 8 people signing up. I will keep you posted.

If you have ever wanted to learn Web creation design you should sign up. I will have you with a working Website by the end of the first class! I used to do that at Laconia and people would be stunned. And it is easier now than it was then.

by Anura Guruge

Royal Pardon Of Computer Science Pioneer Alan Turing Just Draws Unnecessary Attention To A Sin That Cannot Now Be Rectified.

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Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013...
by Anura Guruge

Of course it is good that his name is being cleared by a ‘Royal Pardon‘ but I agitate in that I worry that this just draws attention to something that cannot be reversed.

Given that I did my first computer degree from 1971 to 1974, when computer science as an academic field was still quite young, we did a lot of work on Turing theory and Turing machines. Yes, of course, we had Turing machine simulators and we had to write Turing machine code. I kind of enjoyed that. Had to do Turing coding again for my Master’s in 1978 – 1979. Then in 2002 while teaching post-grads at SNHU I got them doing some Turing coding.
[Try this Turing Machine simulator.]

Cute artistic rendition of a tape-driven, 'theoretical' Turning machine.

Cute artistic rendition of a tape-driven, ‘theoretical’ Turing machine. Click to ENLARGE.

I don’t ever recall, in the 1970s, being told or reading that Turning was gay. I might have but I can’t remember.

A working Turing Machine. I never got to use anything like this. Best we had were programmatic simulators. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.

I think I only became aware of it last year when we were all celebrating the 100 year anniversary of his birth; dob: June 23, 1912.

I know it was important to the gay community but my own feeling is that we are drawing unnecessary attention to a facet of Alan Turing that is not germane to his brilliance.

What they did to him and his ‘suicide’ cannot be rectified. That is problem here. The pardon is just words. It is not like Obama pardoning Deval Patrick’s drug-dealing cousin. This pardon does not help Alan. He is gone.

Well, I, for one, will try to continue remembering Alan for his genius rather than for what happened or this Royal Pardon.

Merry Christmas to you All.

Very COOL, interactive Google Doodle for Alan’s 100th birthday June 23, 2013.
Click to not only access interactive Doodle but to also look at the pictures and write up.


Very cute, but 100% representative Turing Machine highlighting the ONLY 3 commands available, i.e., move tape left, move tape right & write/erase.
In theory this machine with those 3 commands is all powerful, though not much fun to program after the first few minutes of messing around.

Click to ENLARGE. From THE 'University of Cambridge'.

Click to ENLARGE. From THE ‘University of Cambridge’.