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Hackety Hack uses the Shoes toolkit to make it really easy and fun to build graphical interfaces. Several lessons and example programs are provided, showing you how to make all kinds of fun things! Check out what other people are doing with Hackety Hack! The Programs section is chock full of fun projects from other Hackety users. You can even upload your own! Put your account information into the Hackety Hack app, and you'll be able to share all the programs you create.

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XKCD-Inspired Cartoon Maps the World's Social Networks [PIC] This cartoon map shows the relative sizes of social networks based on real 2010 user data, and does so in a quirky and amusing way.The quirky and amusing aspect is hardly surprising, because this map — titled the "2010 Social Networking Map" — was inspired by geeky-yet-popular web comic XKCD's once sort-of-viral "Map of Online Communities." The original was made based on the whims of XKCD's author, but marketing firm Flowtown took the idea and ran with it for this 2010 variation, sizing the various regions (each named after a social network) based on info collected or published by USA Today, Alexa, Compete and other sources. The firm also provides commentary on trends with its humorous names — for example, the "Former Kingdom of MySpace," the "Receding Glaciers of AOL and Windows Live," the "Rising Island of Google Buzz" and the "Land of Defunct Social Networks."

Malicious Linux Commands - From (This article was originally published in Ubuntu Forums but was removed there. Ubuntuguide feels that knowledge about these risks is more important than any misguided attempts to "protect the public" by hiding their potential dangers or protect the (K)Ubuntu/Linux image. 9 great free activities for Hour of Code Annual Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week, encourages educators and students to participate in one hour of coding Computer science skills have enjoyed more time in the spotlight as educators, policymakers and celebrities tout the importance of coding and programming skills. This year’s Hour of Code reinforces computer science’s growing importance.

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Start An Education Revolution In Seven Steps First, a little background: We’re three undergrad industrial design students at the University of Cincinnati who teamed up for an experiment in education. We set out to partner with our university, a high school, and several footwear companies to create a curriculum that would engage and empower inner-city youth through footwear design. We titled the experiment the Tread Project. The pitch was simple: Tread wanted to create an engaging curriculum that would channel these urban students’ passion for (and sometimes obsession with) footwear into their high school education. The result was a program aimed at giving these kids an intro to design thinking, creative problem solving, and the footwear-design process in seven weeks.

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line. Well I’ve scoured the Interwebs looking for the best, most useful, or sometimes most amusing bash prompts. Here, in no particular order, are the ones I’d be most likely to use on my computers. Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands—and rewards—different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future.

Explore Technology Click on the weights to move them ON or OFF the scale. Can you add them up to match what's in the pink box? If you don't see the activity above, please download the latest Flash Player. You can do it! Pick a combination of these weights, and add up their numbers. The Best New Features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Photoshop CS6 has some great new features that designers are sure to love. Upgrading from CS4 or CS5 is simple and straightforward, and the new tools are intuitive, practical, and extremely helpful for a wide variety of design purposes. Adobe put a lot of time and effort into their newest iteration of Photoshop. As a result, there are hundreds of improvements. Rather than trying to list every single one of them, here are a few of the most noteworthy additions in Photoshop CS6. Content Aware Move

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