“Our goal is to teach kids computer science while they’re having fun.”
I had an idea for this writing tool where you punch in all your characters and it overrides any biases you might have by assigning their races and genders fairly. Here it is. It’s not perfect! Maybe not even useful! But I thought it would be interesting.
Let me know if I goofed up the racial nomenclature or anything. Also, definitely feel free to go ahead and change the rather simple code, add other aspects of human identity, use other countries’ census statistics, etc!
My initial idea was to do a very realistic looking demo of a car driving along a highway on a dark night. I watched some dashcam videos on YouTube and realized that what we see in real life is very limited - it’s mainly just lights and silhouettes. I made notes on what I saw and how I could try and implement it. But first I needed a good yet small engine for road construction and rendering.
I wanted the demo to have true perpective 3D drawing combined with cheap tricks. I found out that I only needed to do the center line with real polygons … the initial idea of photorealistic graphics was dropped in favor of vintage video game looks. Another thing that helps to fool the eye is high speed. This allowed the graphics to be very simple and raw …
My project for my web scripting class that my teacher somehow actually approved is officially live. click here to play it.
The goal is to get the shit to the toilet before time runs out and bathroom cleaning utilities fuck you up. you’ll have farts to restore your life and piss to nudge you forward a lil bit. good luck i guess.
1) Open the XKit Editor (<- this is a link) 2) Click on “Open Extension” 3) Scroll presumably all the way down to “comments” and click on it 4) Ctrl+F for “append” and replace that entire line with this linked line 5) Save, close the tab, and reload Tumblr
Instead of slapping the button at the end of all the extant buttons with .append(), it picks out the Share button and puts the Reply button before that. If you like your Reply button right next to the Reblog, change “before” to “after”.
I don’t know how long W3Schools has existed but I swear it’s always been there. From my early days on the internet trying to figure out how to change the color of what I’m writing on a Harry Potter forum discussion, to a couple weeks ago figuring out how to make those cute rounded boxes that I see all over the internet on my about me page- W3 has been there. If you type into google:
How do I write HTML for…
Annnnd- they also offer certificates, i’ve never done it, but it sounds cool.
Bootstrap is super cool and it helps you make super cool looking websites, don’t get me wrong. It’s snazzy and as soon as you learn about it you wanna start using it like right now- but it’s kind of daunting.
Luckily, we have the Bootply and Bootsnip. Bootply has a text editor that comes with useful templates for making bootstrap-tastic navigation and tons of other cool stuff, also coming with just templates for your basic bootstrap website
Look at that majesty. It’s just fabulous and easy. They also have a drag and drop visual website maker, but honestly I find drag and drop code makers more trouble than their worth.
Bootsnip rather than all out templates, is a community of people that post cool stuff that they made in bootstrap in different categories.
Like you can look at every navigation menu anyone has ever had (as you can see I’m a little fixated on navigation- tbh I’m still not happy with the state of this blog’s menu)
Look at that. I love these sites. Even if I can’t make everything in these exactly happen, looking at the code that makes the things that these people made happen can help me look at the code that works for me.
Speaking of getting help from other people, Github is the hub. It’s the place where everyone posts their code and looks at it and helps eachother with it. The idea really is amazing. With it I can do searches and look at tools people made. And fun fact for us non-programmers: a lot of people post tumblr themes on here. Even more, a lot of people post boilerplate themes to help other people develop from because that’s what they use and I find it incredibly useful.
As you can tell, I flit on and off of the site. Sometimes it’s useful and sometimes it isn’t.
Maybe Code Academy isn’t perfect, but it’s a site I end up going to again and again. You could look up all the code in the world but if you don’t understand it, it’s gonna be super hard for you to make it work. I would say that the guided lessons don’t necessarily help me memorize or know languages by heart- you know no way, it doesn’t, but it helps you get familiar and there are classes for everything on there. I’d say if you even want to exist on Tumblr and want to really impact the way your blog looks- go on Code Academy. You can search through all the themes in the world and you’re never going to find the one that fits you completely. It could just be little things. But just do it. You can make the blog you want with your head held high. I’d say with Code Academy and any of these other sites, it’s not being fluent in the language. That’s only going to come with practice. But if you take the lessons, you’ll have a roadmap.
Free Code Camp is one of the coolest things I’ve ever found. I don’t even remember how I found it, I think it was promoted on twitter or something. But it’s a comprehensive program that takes you through each of the languages and eventually pairs you with a nonprofit to help them with their website and to help you build a portfolio. Their goal is to get people on their site jobs when they finish. Not to mention, they’re registered as a school on LinkedIn, so you can add it to ‘Education’ on your profile. I do it when I can and I’ve fallen off the boat recently but I really think it’s a great resource. The lessons are great and when I’m on there it really feels like something clicks.
And there are tons more resources out there
I’ve watched so many videos and gone on so many websites and there are communities everywhere so that if this is something you want to learn, it really is an option. These 5 are just the tipping point and I hope you use them.
“The Second Realm” is a term used to describe a permanent autonomous zone that certain groups of Crypto-Anarchists, Anarcho-Capitalists, Agorists, hackers, etc. are trying to create. A place where full economic freedom can be achieved with no interaction with “The First Realm” (our current economy, government, corporations, etc.). They claim the reason is to circumvent the governments control over their everyday lives, to live and trade anonymously and build a better world free from the control of “The Man.”
- a visual experiment capturing emerging cryptoanarchy technologies (anonymization networks, cryptocurrencies, reputation models or escrow services) that made possible to simulate a decentralized world without force of central authorities and using coercion.
- sponsored by white-hat hackers company Nethemba focused on IT Security