How does a computer understand code?

It doesn’t. Well, not in the way you think. When I say “code”, you probably think of things like “if this, do that” or “variable x equals 0”. But that’s not how it works. Sure, you can create a fully-functioning computer program from that logic, but the computer never really sees that code. It’s turned […]

How a computer uses its hard disk

You probably know your hard drive as where your files are stored, or where your Operating System (e.g. Windows or macOS) is located. But there’s more to it than just that, and knowing the full story can be helpful if you need to get in the nitty-gritty of your OS. How Does a Hard Drive […]

Hello, world

I’ve got every reason to be interested in computer science. I think it’s fun and interesting. Of course, I had very different sentiments about 2 years ago. I knew what coding was, and I was curious. Learning was straightforward enough; I went on Codecademy once a day. Soon enough, I understood the basic concepts of […]