“My implants were like a bridge, but then … poof!”

Lei's words: I felt like I was in a sound-proof bubble.

Lei is home with a cold today so I decided to ask her to tell me how it has been for her to have her cochlear implants both fail. She’s a bit more reticent than usual because of her cold – normally she is quite talkative – but these are some of her thoughts on her life over the last ten days.

 

What was it like when you stopped being able to hear with your cochlear implants?

Things were going great at school. I was making friends and actually becoming kind of popular. Suddenly the implants started fritzing out. Continue reading

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Hello Processing

From Processing.org: Processing is a simple programming environment that was created to make it easier to develop visually oriented applications with an emphasis on animation and providing users with instant feedback through interaction.
From Processing.org: Processing is a simple programming environment that was created to make it easier to develop visually oriented applications with an emphasis on animation and providing users with instant feedback through interaction.

Today Lei finished her chores before I was even out of bed. She wanted computer time, so I told her to go watch those videos at processing dot org. We were both blown away.

My brother has been telling me about Processing for months, that I should have Lei watch the tutorials, that she would love it. He was right!

The visual art applications the video highlights at the beginning are plainly amazing. Lei actually took notes, and then sidetracked over to Continuum Fashion for some design play. Now she’s back on the tutorial, taking the lessons. This is extremely cool and pretty straightforward to learn. I highly recommend it!