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Some more stuff about learning to program

Still cleaning up my tabs; here are some that have to do with things I’m interested in related to computing right now. Things like learning to program, teaching kids to program, and specific links that I’m interested in that cover … Continue reading

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Some links regarding computing

Cleaning up my browser windows, and trying to group and give content to the links: Best text editor conversation at LifeHacker.com. Relevant since I’m looking for something better than gedit on the Mac, but not sure I want to try … Continue reading

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WordPress stuff I want to look into further…

Going through my browser and trying to close down the tabs I haven’t yet had time to study, or just want to remember with more context (and visibility) than simply bookmarking them. Here are some about WordPress: 6 Critical WordPress … Continue reading

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Figuring out some e-book stuff

My sister bought me a Kindle for my birthday this year, and I was pretty excited about it. Until I discovered that it doesn’t have a backlight, it doesn’t do colors, and books with illustrations (or even any kind of … Continue reading

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Spreadsheets powered by Python and more

I often find it very useful to summarize the content I find at a place like Reddit, particularly when people are looking for advice about learning something new–particularly about programming or other networking/computing technologies. That especially includes today’s source: Spreadsheets … Continue reading

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More Active Resources for Programming

Sometimes you need to read up on a problem; other times you need to find some problems to work on–as well as the possibility of finding the answers (or at least some help finding those answers). Unlike the resources I’ve … Continue reading

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Arlington 5th Grade Science Camp 2010

Fifth graders in Arlington public elementary schools all have the opportunity to attend “science camp” for almost a full week at the W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center at the University of Rhode Island, in West Greenwich RI. We just … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Linux Rules

Open Sauce, July 2007 It’s just something like three and a half years since this was written, but these things just keep staying as important as ever. I’ll add a few more editorial comments in-line here, but slowly AND surely … Continue reading

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How and why to write and edit ASCII text files in Linux

In the beginning, there was ASCII text format, and everything was compatible with everything else. Text still makes sense for many applications: it’s the format used for everything from email and the web to configuration files and source code. Although … Continue reading

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Arlington Public Works Department links

The town of Arlington Public Works Department has several functions, with the following links listed on the town website: Highway Department: maintain and clean streets, snow and ice removal, catch basin cleaning, and more. Trash, Recycling & Composting: listed in … Continue reading

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