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Question: I would like to have a wiki where you can write ASCII Tablature but when you save the page the tab is rendered like a page (with full lines, musical symbols etc). Does anyone know if this exists?
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There is a project called VexFlow (http://www.vexflow.com) which does some pretty nice rendering on a web Canvas.  It handles regular staves as well as guitar tab notation.  The developer has a couple ways to interact with it, including an in-browser editor and a JavaScript API.  I haven't used it much - I just found it a while ago when I was looking for something similar to what you're asking about.  Maybe I'll start that project again...
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Yup.
 
Doesn't look like the desktop is "abandoned" (as some assert). There are a few commits every week as far as I can tell.

Unity, these days, simply lacks the flashy updates that people want to see –updates that make user-facing changes that give the impression of active development.  This is what stable means people: boring, lackluster commits.

Besides, they're busy making next-gen Unity over there at Canonical/Ubuntu so get excited about that instead.
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oh i think there is at least one important update to desktop unity people want to see still...
https://fixubuntu.com/

Is the default privacy issues with the Unity dashed fixed in 15.04?
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Thanks to my wonderful friends at GitHub for hosting our very first XPRIZE Think Tank San Francisco meeting on the 14th April! Join us:  http://www.meetup.com/xprize-think-tank-san-francisco/events/221276896/
Join us for our very first XPRIZE Think Tank San Francisco meetup on Tues 14th April 2015 at the incredible (and memorable!) GitHub offices in San Francisco. PLEASE NOTE: Hult requires attendees to RSVP to get in, so please be sure to RSVP if you can join us! The schedule and content for our first meeting is currently being finalized so stay tuned. For our first meeting, Jono Bacon, Sr. Dir. Community at XPRIZE, will share the goals of Think Tank...
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Definitely a fan of Github and a big thank you from us XPRIZE peeps
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So, Clarkson gets the sack from Top Gear. Like many Top Gear fans I am terribly disappointed by the decision: it has effectively killed the show as Hammond and May won't be coming back, and no-one could replace Jezza. Especially Chris Evans.

Despite my disappointment, I totally support the BBC in their decision. No workplace should tolerate violence and abuse as demonstrated in this case. As I said in a tweet a little while back, I find many of Clarkson's controversies amusing as they basically poke at Political Correctness in typically pretty benign ways. This though is way different: he verbally and physically assaulted a colleague, and no organization should ignore that, irrespective of how much of a cash cow an employee is and how well liked they are by others.

The one thing I find most disappointing about this is that this whole thing was over a bloody steak and chips. I have always thought of the Top Gear fellas as pretty down to earth, but to throw your toys out of the pram because you didn't get any hot food is stupid, entitled, and completely out of whack with society. Getting in a hissy fit about it would be bad enough, but to stick it to someone in the cakehole? Come on, Jezza, that is just idiotic, numbnuts.

I do have empathy though. It sounds like he has been going through a rough time and stress can manifest in the most awkward and embarrassing ways. I feel bad for Jeremy but I feel worse for the entire Top Gear crew and wider ecosystem that is affected by the overblown reaction of one guy.

Let's hope Clarkson, May, and Hammond don't have a non-compete in their contracts and they can take the magic to Netflix. Imagine a 22 episode binge of new Top Gear. Yes please.
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I agree with your post, however I view the steak issue as merely a catalyst. The guy is apparently going through a marriage breakdown, a maternal bereavement, & has had the final warning hanging over him for some time. Something was always going to give. Chuck in a very long day and top it off with alcohol and the end result was always on the cards. Do I excuse him? No. But nor do I think it as "Jeremy being Jeremy". And perhaps the saddest thing is that the public persona he is loved and indeed loathed for, has possibly clouded things and isolated him from people who if they could see beyond his/their politics, could help him.

It's the boy who cried wolf. By consistently portraying himself in an arrogant manner and demonstrating an apparent flagrant disregard for consequences... the one time he probably needs people to recognise there is other stuff going on, they can't/won't see it because of what has previously transpired.
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Speaking in 30mins at #lfelc about building an Android app to bring literacy to 250 million kids - come and join me in Ballroom Salon 3
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We're not talking about 250 million iPads. I'm presuming they would be much simpler devices that can get the job done, like a tablet version of a Raspberry Pi. That is very possible with a mixture of corporate sponsorship, charity organizations and crowd funding. Obviously they would not be manufactured over night but a stream inevitably turns into a river.
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Today, 2pm, Android Builders Summit: I am talking about how we can bring literacy to millions with Android - http://sched.co/2HGe #LFELC 
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+Daniel Holbach is a veritable rock star. Go check out this interview with him.
 
Learn more about the work +Daniel Holbach does with the latest in the series of interviews with the Ubuntu Community Council
The Ubuntu Community Council is the primary community (i.e., non-technical) governance body for the Ubuntu project. In this series of 7 interviews, we go behind the scenes with the community members who were elected in 2013 serve on this council with Mark Shuttleworth.
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Come and join us!
 
Join us for our regular XPRIZE Community Hangout. This show includes an interview with Ed McNierney from the Global Learning XPRIZE as well as a guide for how to create an XPRIZE Think Tank in your area.
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In London? Go and join the very first XPRIZE Think Tank London meeting on 8th April 2015- http://www.wiki.xprize.org/XPRIZE+Think+Tank+London #xprize
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Decapitated -> Carcass -> Cannibal Corpose -> Testament -> Exodus -> Iron Maiden. My Pandora station is trained as deftly as a Navy Seal. :)
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That sounds a lot like my CD collection, I'm off to see 'The Devin Townsend Project' on sunday :)
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Could group learning be part of a Global Learning XPRIZE solution? Join the discussion at: http://forum.xprize.org/t/new-research-get-them-talking-to-one-another/1362
Timothy Young has shared his thesis Comparing the Effects Online Group Learning and Face-To-Face Group Learning Have on Test Scores and Group Participation, for 11-12 Year Olds which concludes: The group who discussed the math lesson in real-life improved their scores by 1.8 on average, while the online group only improved by 0.43 on average (see Table 1). [image] This comparison study suggests the most effective Global Learning XPRIZE app...
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This works.
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  • XPRIZE Foundation
    Senior Director of Community, 2014 - present
    Managing community operations and strategy across XPRIZE.
  • Canonical Ltd
    Community Manager, 2006 - 2014
  • The Delta institute
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