Down syndrome. Alan, the dad, is a photographer – and he's using his skills to create images of Wil doing something that he loves: flying.
The entire Lawrence family is hoping to raise awareness of Down syndrome, and they've got some great ideas on how to do it. They need a little funding, though – so this being the twenty first century, they have of course started a Kickstarter project to raise the money. We've signed up as backers. If you've got a few bucks to spare, consider doing so yourself.
And please: spread the word about this project!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Geek: random numbers are hard... I've discovered this the hard way (via subtle bugs) on a number of occasions over my career. The most recent time involved creating GUIDs. It wasn't my code, but it was my job to find the problem – and it was caused by a random number generator producing a (very) biased stream of (allegedly randomly distributed) numbers. Here's someone else discovering a similar problem, this time in C++.