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Monitor environmental and social change using iPhones, photo-stitching, and time lapse | Monitor Change

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Sam Droege's idea has lots of applications to the type of work that ecologists, foresters, land managers, and environmental citizen groups do and provides an easy (and actually information dense) way of tracking long-term changes using volunteers using the smart phone that many carry in their pocket. The concept is broad and is meant to be applicable to any location you would like to create uniform documentation of change over long or short periods of time...

Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualizations - Sunlight Foundation Blog

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Data USA is live! The powerful open source data visualization platform was developed at the MIT Media Lab with funding and expertise provided by Deloitte. As The Next Web notes, the tool is a gold mine for data nerds. Nation, know thyself.

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Mount Vernon Community School PTA

The PTA at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, VA, supports the students, teachers and parents and helps create a vibrant and enriching place to learn. Active and involved parents are essential to our success — together we can have a positive impact on all children who attend MVCS.

Prototypal Object-Oriented Programming using JavaScript · An A List Apart Article

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Douglas Crockford accurately described JavaScript as the world’s most misunderstood language. A lot of programmers tend to think of it as not a “proper” language because it lacks the common object-oriented programming concepts. I myself developed the same opinion after my first JavaScript project ended up a hodgepodge, as I couldn’t find a way to organize code into classes. But as we will see, JavaScript comes packed with a rich system of object-oriented...

Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards | Ars Technica UK

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As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has unveiled "plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies." In order to "boost innovation," the Commission wants to accelerate the creation of new standards for five buzzconcepts: 5G, cloud computing, internet of things, data technologies, and cybersecurity.

Blog | Lara Hogan

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I'm a Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance and Building a device lab. Follow me on Twitter, read my blog.

I champion performance as a part of the overall user experience, help people get comfortable giving presentations, and believe it's important to celebrate career achievements with donuts.

Coding Horror

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I'm Jeff Atwood. I live in Berkeley, CA with my wife, two cats, one three children, and a whole lot of computers. I was weaned as a software developer on various implementations of Microsoft BASIC in the 80's, starting with my first microcomputer, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a. I continued on the PC with Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 in the early 90's, although I also spent significant time writing Pascal code in the first versions of Delphi.

Clay Shirky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky (born 1964[2]) is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.

Yuri's Night - World Space Party

Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

HTTP Archive

In addition to the content of web pages, it's important to record how this digitized content is constructed and served. The HTTP Archive provides this record. It is a permanent repository of web performance information such as size of pages, failed requests, and technologies utilized. This performance information allows us to see trends in how the Web is built and provides a common data set from which to conduct web performance research.