I’m always a fan of new digital services and tools. During 2013 I’ve been trying to learn Git and work in GitHub, but I rarley write advanced code or code that needs to be backed up have version control and I don’t really collaborate on my projects either.
When I collaborate with documents it’s usually text. And even though GitHub probably would work fine for those collaborations as well I’m not been patient enough to learn the lingo. The version control and collaboration parts are however still interesting.
So, when I found Penflip, a “GitHub” only for text, I got really excited! You write in your browser and format your text with Markdown, which is really easy to learn and use. You invite the people you’re working with and you can easily navigate back to old versions.
Penflip is still in early versions, but I definitely think that this can be a tool for me personally, but also for the content marketing agency I’m working with, where we collaborate a lot with text documents.
If anyone want to try collaboration, create an account and invite me to your project!
This article from the Fast Company about 18-year-old Nikita Rau is an inspiring read (I love the photos). The article is about how Rau last year started the XX Hackers, a computer-coding club, after participating in the Girls Who Code summer program.
Nikita is studying at Bronx High School of Science, in New York, the school famous for all it’s Nobel Prize winners. So Rau is in good company…
Fast Company has been publishing a couple of great “women in tech” features and I celebrate the initiative!
The answers are long and brilliant. Humans are so not rational when it comes to love and these answers are good proof. You should read the whole thing, but here are three quotes:
Then came the torrent of tears from her pretty face and I knew that I was going to do something really crazy. I volunteered to donate a kidney. She looked at me in disbelief. You can’t be serious, she sniffed. But I was.
Made an executable which on clicking made a Fractal Flower.
She said a simple power point presentation looks better.
But I did not learn from this and then made a fractal flower using html 5.
Embedded a google analytic counter.
She never opened it. :-\
I use to like this girl a lot and I changed my hand writing to match hers, so that I can do her assignments :)
Kano is a computer kit that makes it possible for everyone to make their own computer. It’s built on Raspberry Pi (model B) and the toolkit is created to be extremely easy and fun to use for both children and playful adults.
I’ve been thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi for about a year, but when I started study architecture I bought an Arduino Uno to play with instead.
For me Kano seems like a perfect way to get started with computer programming, so this will be my first time backing a Kickstarter project. I will tell you more when it arrives in 2014…
I love that it looks so well designed. It’s the same with the Arduino toolkit. It’s so simple to learn when everything looks good.
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