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The good news is: the app he created (Trees for Cars) is now the #5 best-selling app on the Apple App Store.

The bad news is: now my boss will be throwing this in my face..."hey, where's that app already? If Leo Grand can do it, what's your excuse?" :)

But seriously: good for Mr. Grand. Hopefully, Mr. McConlogue could see his way to clear to giving him a job, and help get him off the streets for good.

http://mashable.com/2013/12/10/homeless-hacker-mobile-app/

You can get the app here:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treesforcars.treesforcars

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trees-for-cars/id767249238?mt=8


And if you want to follow in Mr. Grand's footsteps, here's the resources he had access to.

The Code Academy website: 
http://www.codecademy.com/

Samsung Chromebook with 3G (for access to Code Academy, etc.): 
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/chrome-os-devices/XE303C12-H01US

Books (Beginner): 
Javascript for Beginners, by Mark Lasoff: 
http://www.amazon.com/Javascript-Beginners-Mark-Lassoff-ebook/dp/B00CA5USBY

Books (Intermediate): 
Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, by John Resig & Bear Bibeault: 
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-JavaScript-Ninja-John-Resig/dp/193398869X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386838940&sr=1-1

Books (Advanced): 
JavaScript: The Good Parts, by Douglas Crockford:
http://www.amazon.com/JavaScript-Good-Parts-Douglas-Crockford-ebook/dp/B0026OR2ZY/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386838869&sr=1-2
After three-and-a-half months of coding lessons, a homeless New York City man named Leo Grand launched a mobile phone app called "Trees for Cars."
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According to journalist Colin Woodard, the United States isn't so united after all. This map shows you why.
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Family members who make you feel terribly about yourself, who contribute nothing to your life, and whose only connection to you is genetics at this point.
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The Christmas tree at 30 Rock has arrived, marking the official start of "Avoid Midtown Manhattan But Especially Around Rockefeller Plaza Because of All the Damn Tourists" season.
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I teared up when I watched the opening video. I'm so glad we had Donna and Peta from +Black Girls CODE at Strata + Hadoop World last week!
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Today would have been the 88th birthday of Celia Cruz. Thank you, Google, for commemorating this with a Google Doodle.

¡Azúcar! 


#VivaCeliaCruz   #LaReinadelaSalsa   #guantanamera  
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Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.
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Today I Learned: it may just be easier to not have a dog.

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Marcia Wallace died on Friday, October 25. If you are of a certain age, you know her as Carol the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show. But if you are younger, you know her as the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons. And as I was going through YouTube looking for stuff related to her work on that show, I came across this, which I thought some of you also might enjoy.

The Numberphile: "Homer Simpson vs Pierre de Fermat" 
Homer Simpson vs Pierre de Fermat - Numberphile
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Good try, Mr. Lhota, with your fear-mongering ad which has absolutely no basis in fact. I'll take a chipper and cheery Chiara over a joyless and jowly Joe any day of the week, and twice on Election Day!

http://politicker.com/2013/10/de-blasio-responds-to-lhotas-doomsday-ad-with-a-cheery-one/

#DeBlasioNYC   #VoteForTheFro  
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