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Lisa Williams
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Scroll painting, Heather Adels, Foster Gallery
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Are there any +Chrome plugins that get rid of the truly awful new +Gmail compose window that forces you to work against a crummy cluttered background?  
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New service Anonymouse offers anonymous chat and text support for queer youth - founded by athlete who was closeted and had no one to talk to. Pretty awesome. http://launch.co/story/anonymouse-launches-to-help-coach-gay-youth-while-protecting-their-identities
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I've been using Google Hangout to do co-writing sessions with my friend  +Amy Gahran .  We don't even live in the same time zone, but so far, G+ hangouts have really been productive for us -- we routinely get 4-5k words per session on our projects.  (We type real fast).  
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It works great! I take the two-screen approach -- typing on my laptop, Lisa on Google Hangout on my tablet. Right next to a glass of wine. Works great!
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*Github, the collaborative coding company, hired +Ben Balter  as its first "government bureaucat."
http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/03/github-government-bureaucat-open-source.html

Part of Balter’s job will be to evangelize the use of GitHub’s platform as well as open source in government, in general. The latter will come naturally to him, given how he and the other Presidential Innovation Fellows approached their work.

“Virtually everything the Presidential Innovation Fellows touched was open sourced,” said Balter when I interviewed him earlier this week. “That’s everything from better IT procurement software to internal tools that we used to streamline paperwork. Even more important, much of that development (particularly RFPEZ) happened entirely in the open. We were taking the open source ethos and applying it to how government solutions were developed, regardless whether or not the code was eventually public. That’s a big shift.”

Balter is a proponent of social coding in the open as a means of providing some transparency to interested citizens. “You can go back and see why an agency made a certain decision, especially when tools like these are used to aid formal decision making,” he said. “That can have an empowering effect on the public.”
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Mr. Wardley's "Mac Perl Primer" is quite excellent. I was able to navigate my way around Perl on the Mac flawlessly once I followed his instructions.  Of course, I was only doing that because I'd found a Perl script I wanted to run, and of course -- the script that inspired me blew up on the launch pad in a hail of error messages :)  

Still, thanks to Mr. Wardley, I feel I learned something!  
Perl Primer for Mac OSX Users. This Perl Primer is aimed at Mac OSX users who want to learn how to start programming in Perl. It aims to give you enough information to get started writing and running ...
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Aww yeah.  +Processing  and +TileMill together at last!
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I'm glad to announce that Rowan will be speaking at the Allied Media Conference, June 20-23 in Detroit.  He's presenting in the "Kids Create The World" track with a session on "Make Your Own Video Games With Scratch."  Here he is earlier today making a game called SHARK Chomp!
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Here are my step-by-step instructions on how to create an Android/Processing app that will connect to an #Arduino UNO via Bluetooth. 
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Here's a Processing sketch that produces an Easter greeting.  I've been working my way through "Getting Started with Processing" and was pretty pleased to get some loops working :)  
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Anybody up for a +Boston Phoenix  Hack Day?  Preserving the paper's data, visualizing the history of the publication, doing data journalism training, getting journalists (and others) fresh and spiffy portfolio site?  I can host.  
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My friend Shelagh McNally's article about our stay at the Ice Hotel in Montreal - fun! #Montreal  
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