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3D printed Barbie Sunhat. 
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Let’s make apps! To coincide with the National Day of Civic Hacking, we’re hosting an all-day appathon. If you’re an aspiring designer, developer, or just someone with really good ideas, you’ll get a chance to plan and prototype a web app to meet a community need. We’ll meet, brainstorm projects, join teams, and start prototyping apps. There will be awesome prizes for the teams with the best apps. For grades 9-12.
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Dangerous Tools for Girls

On page 106 of The Dangerous Book for Boys, they cover the correct grammatical use of who and whom.

Doesn’t seem very dangerous to me.

What does seem downright deadly is glue guns, Exacto blades, and hot wand styrofoam cutters with a little kid. And that's just for starters. Then comes the really crazy stuff: soldering irons, drills, precious metal clay fire kilns, and resin that requires you to wear a respirator. Some people who make miniatures have tiny table saws.

The liability of a public class where children try these tools will NEVER HAPPEN, you could never mitigate risk enough. In the sample video, “Dangerous Tools for Girls: Resin”, you can see that the respirator isn’t made for a child and doesn’t really cover the mouth and nose. But we can assume some risk, and we were outside on a breezy day – (plus we just don’t do this very often, and the danger of these chemicals are about how much you exposure you have over time). So these are videos for non-public class settings. 

But the point of Dangerous Tools for Girls is about reverence for craft materials and treating yourself and the project with respect. It’s ninja style training about focus and control. With my beloved niece, Lily, we developed the slogan, “I promise I won’t cut off your fingers, if you promise not to cut off my fingers” – I mean, someone had to hold it steady while the other one chopped or poked… (I don’t even remember the projects, but that saying came up an awful lot, and Lily has incredibly steady hands, even at age 4). If you can work carefully with advanced materials, it opens a universe of crafting, personal responsibility and teamwork.

Future episodes:  glue gun, exacto knives, hammers & saws, needles, breaking plates, styrofoam heat-wand carving, soldering…

(this post will be seen in full, with video, when Unit Z is launched.)
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The Hater's Guide to Wordpress has a new opening quote #hatersguidetowordpress  

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XSS Vulnerability Affects More Than a Dozen Popular WordPress Plugins

Jeff Chandler April 20, 2015 27
For the past week, security firm Sucuri has worked with the WordPress core security team to address a cross site scripting vulnerability discovered in more than a dozen popular WordPress plugins. The vulnerability stems from the improper use of the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions. Inaccurate information within the WordPress Codex lead many developers to assume these functions would properly escape user input.

The Codex pages were created in 2009, but earlier this year, Samuel ‘Otto’ Wood updated both pages to include information on using esc_url(). Inaccurate information has existed on both pages for more than five years, leading hundreds, if not thousands, of developers to use insecure code in plugins.
For the past week, security firm Sucuri has worked with the WordPress core security team to address a cross site scripting vulnerability discovered in more than a dozen popular WordPress plugins. T...
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"EVENT SPAM" is an event on my calendar that appears without my permission. This is how to fix it. 
 
Turn off EVENT SPAM via these Google Calendar Settings (Events Tips)

h/t: +Thomas Morffew for the heads up on this...
Change your Google Calendar settings (and Save the settings) so that you are not bugged by Spammy Event notifications.

These settings I show here should be the defaults but they are not... I still love the Events tool, just an oversight by Google IMO.

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#googleplustips   #googleplusevents   #events   #googlecalendar   #eventstips  
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Chicago VR Meetup - November 2014 (#4)
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Catalyze Chicago
650 W Lake St., Suite 220, Chicago, IL (map)


Please join the Chicago Virtual Reality Meetup on Tuesday, Nov 18th as we explore the latest and greatest in Virtual Reality. New demos! New tech! New space! Same great people.
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I promised a manifesto about girls and STEM education ... here it finally is... 
To embark on a “STEM for Girls” program, I want to provide a context for a curriculum that is intertwined with gender. First, the use of the word “STEM for Girls” in the opening sentence, will never be attached to the actual curriculum. This program is designed to be attractive to young girls ...
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For all my divorced friends.
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Don't write reports, Google, f#$#g fix it. Never allow an extension to install itself.
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Film & Multimedia Camp for Students with High-functioning Autism  is a film camp specifically designed to support students on the autism spectrum. We offer an extremely structured and supportive group filmmaking experience that values social skills and collaboration over the final film project.

Over the course of the week, students will:

Perform and direct actors
Use a tripod and “dolly” for camera movement
Learn basic video editing
Collaborate on a one-page script
Make props and masks
Learn how to do “green screen” special effects

New this year:

Remote control drone camera
Camera obscura (pinhole camera)
Improv exercises
Lenses and optics
Film & Multimedia Camp for Students with High-functioning Autism Returns this Summer! Based on the huge success of our 2014 Film Camp, this sold out
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Barbie Shoe Engineering Challenge is almost on! Stay tuned!
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