iCub the Open Source Robot

iCub

It occurs to us that the iCub might be the perfect companion for an only child. Probably cheaper in the long run than a little brother or sister, and it can be turned off at […]

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WordGrinder: Distraction-Free Writing From the Command Line

WordGrinder not MS Word

WordGrinder is an old fashioned command line program that doesn’t try to do a lot of things. Its purpose is to get the job done, and stay out of the user’s way while doing it. […]

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Growing Young FOSS Programmers With Help of Scratch and Al Sweigart

Scratch Cat

If your young child is showing an interest in learning computers, an introduction to Scratch and these instructional videos by Al Sweigart might be in order.

The Screening Room

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath on Open Source

Octocat GitHub

Did you know that the software Stephen Hawking uses to speak is open source and that it’s available on GitHub? Neither did we.

The Screening Room

At the Computer History museum, GitHub […]

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Storytelling in the 21st Century

Safia Abdalla Plotcon 2016 nteract

Some words for thought from this week’s video on nteract: “Open science isn’t truly open and open source isn’t truly open.”

The Screening Room

In her PLOTCON 2016 presentation, Safia Abdalla, an […]

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