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Calling all designers, hackers and engineers: Build stuff that matters! (plus $300,000 in prizes)

I'm super excited to be on the +HACKADAY team (yay, new job!) helping out with this awesome initiative! Last year's grand prize went to an eye-controlled wheelchair project, and this year 105 innovative projects can win prizes across five different categories, including citizen science and assistive technologies. See all the details here:
The 2016 Hackaday Prize, build something that matters.
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+Gilbert Mike​ Read the article. That's the point of this post.
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Weekly self-therapy vlog (2016, Week 2) Every week, I'm making an appointment with myself to reflect on my challenges, review my progress, and try to make deliberate, incremental improvements to my life.

The first week of January was eventful! I finished 100 video blogs in 100 days, gave a talk at a local high school, and started a course to learn computer science from first principles. But the focus of this week’s self-therapy session is my anxiety – more specifically, adult separation anxiety. I made some good progress, though! The strategy I came up with last week was a success, and I had a fun and short visit with my family and stuck with my original plan.
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Being confused is fun and good for learning! (Daily Vlog #99)

Just a quick personal check-in, plus a couple thoughts on my learning process and why I'm nervous about the talk I'm giving at a high school tomorrow. Eeek, teenagers! Nah, I'm sure it will be fun once I get over my nerves.
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I am a fellow vlogger! I was wondering if you could help me gain some views and subscribers on my channel TJDVlogs! Thanks 
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Checking my understanding (Daily Learning Vlog #97)

When you only have 5 minutes to spare and you're half-asleep, how can you still make progress towards a learning goal? Do a quick review, of course! I hadn't looked at NAND2Tetris ( in a while so I gave myself a tiny challenge: see how much I could remember from Chapter 1 off the top of my head.
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Here's the rabbit hole you can go down if you keep asking "Why?":
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I really enjoyed this little article on serendipity. Next time someone asks me what I've been up to the last 3 months, I'll say: "gathering string!" =P
Innovation isn’t all hard work or dumb luck: It’s about paying attention.
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The unexpected hairstyle that seemingly creates itself:  Serendipity-doo.

(Youngsters won't get the reference.  Sorry!)
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2016 Week 1 Self-therapy vlog (Daily Learning Vlog #95)

Today I experimented to see what a self-therapy video blog might look like. And I may also post the unedited version here once I have time to upload it. I also started a personal changelog (see blog) to track my efforts to reprogram my brain and conquer anxiety and my other most personal obstacles.
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+Wayne Radinsky​ in order to be more genuine in that scenario, you just need better marketing.
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A spherical video (virtual reality style!) that demonstrates spherical video editing with Möbius transformations!

It gets pretty trippy when you basically find yourself standing in the middle of Vi Hart's face, lol! Read +Henry Segerman's awesome blog post here:
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OMG that is so trippy!!!
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My last daily video blog! (Daily Learning Vlog #100) This is it! A quick vlog to reflect on what I learned from making 100 videos in 100 days. Thanks to everyone who shared this crazy journey with me, because our conversations are what made this all worthwhile! As for what's next... I'll still make 3 videos next week and I hope to gradually transition away from thrown-together vlogs and towards more polished videos again. For right now, though, I just can't wait to experience a day without doing any filming or video editing -- I forgot what that feels like!
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 bonsoir de france liz
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Playing with truth tables and Boolean algebra (Daily Learning Vlog #98)
Today I finally started exploring what I've learned so far from the NAND2Tetris course. I had fun matching up the logic gate names to their truth tables and then checked my understanding of Boolean algebra by reducing an expression down to its simplest form. It was a fun few minutes!
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+Liz Krane Love the video; thanks for sharing it! Going to show it to students today.
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Thoughts on my programming workshops (Daily Learning Vlog #96)

Today I taught the first Learn to Code LA ( workshop of the year, and as we approach our one-year anniversary (with over 2000 videos!), I reflect for a moment on how I feel about it at the moment. I may have come across as a bit more pessimistic than I really feel, probably just because I was really tired when I recorded this.
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It probably is a shame that we can't get an integrated class and that we have to resort to segregation to get women on computers. Alas alak Allah doesn't will it. :(
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Join me for a live-streamed interview with +Saramoira Shields, a researcher at Cornell University with a background in both mathematics and film production! Check out her blog: and website: You might know her from her video, "A math major talks about fear":

All questions are welcome -- please post them on the event page!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Liz Krane. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Interview with Saramoira Shields on math and more!
Thu, January 7, 1:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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First look at NAND2Tetris hardware simulator (Daily Learning Vlog #94)
I spent 30 minutes poking around the software tools for #NAND2Tetris (, so here's what that looked like. Boring? Yes. But I'm having fun experimenting with how the act of documenting my learning process in different ways can alter the learning process itself. It seems to spur me on to keep trying when I might normally give up.
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No. I think you're great Wayne, but I'm not going to watch the video that you made sound so attractive.
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Learn all the things!
Hiyas! I'm about 0.04% done with my goal to learn everything there is to learn. Almost there! =P

Some of my current interests (meaning you can send me links on these topics and I'd go "eeee!"):

~~~~~~~~~~  Computer science / Programming  ~~~~~~~~~

Web development, Android development, creating productivity tools, body computing, G+ hangouts API

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Education  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Free learning resources, social learning / education 2.0 / other buzzwords, educational video games, STEM education, all sorts of alternative education (homeschooling, unschooling), autodidacticism, polymathy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Art and Design 
Web design, photography, videography, video editing, graphic design, typography, making bad drawings

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Math and Science  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Right now I'm particularly interested in the fundamentals of math, how the brain understands it (numerical cognition), and how I should go about relearning it and actually liking it

To sum it up: let's exchange knowledge! :) I'm here to soak up as much as I can. Mmmm knooowwledge...

I'm also here to meet interesting people and make friends. I'll circle you if you post interesting things, especially things I can learn from! I'm also much more likely to circle you if you have some information about yourself in your profile.
Bragging rights
developing an Android app (search my name on Google Play), swing dancing with Bill Nye the Science Guy (and he's one smooth dancer!)
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