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We’ve had great fun, and results, teaching kids to program with Scratch. Now, Berkeley has “an extended reimplementation of Scratch … that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks. It also features first class lists, first class procedures, and continuations. These added capabilities make it suitable for a serious introduction to computer science for high school or college students.”
You can try it right away and it’s worth it – even if you’re not a kid.
Food on the Table is hiring – I’m looking for a great developer to work with us. Read more at We Are Growing! | Food on the Table Blog.
On the 28th, I’ll be MC’ing the Austin On Rails meeting – (Meeting: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 7-9 PM).
There’ll be four talks:
- Technical Feedback Loops – Marcus Irven
- Product Feedback Loops – Ash Maurya
- Process Feedback Loop – (me)
- How My Community Saved My Life – Mando Escamilla
My talk will be a short version of my recent Lone Star Ruby Conf. talk “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please” or why I love continuous learning with continuous deployment. (video)
Check out the talks and hope to see you there!
FYI – we have a google voice number for Food on the Table -and forward it to our SkypeIn number. However, at some point we realized that it wasn’t working. No matter what we did, we could not get a call to go thrugh Google Voice to SkypeIn.
Fortunately, I found an answer we had Skype set so that it would only”Receive Calls to my online number” from people in my contact list.
Now that 37signals centralized their user management, my existing Fluid-based campfire doesn’t work. Specifically, I can’t login because it keeps opening a new window in my regular browser to login, instead of completing the login within Fluid.
I googled for “can’t use campfire with fluid” and similar, and no luck. A little more digging and I found reference to Making Fluid Ssbs Browse Only Pages You Want – fluidapp | Google Groups.
All I had to do was to add *launchpad.37signals.com* to my whitelist of URL’s to browse in Fluid and it worked.
I’m posting this here so the next person may have a shorter route to find the answer.
Here’s the steps to get nokogiri installed;
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
- sudo gem install nokogiri
- sudo gem install racc
- sudo gem install rexical
- (at this point, when I tried “gem install how”, it complained I didn’t have RubyGems >= 1.3.1. which is required for “hoe”)
- sudo gem install rubygems-update -v=1.3.4
- sudo update_rubygems
- sudo gem install hoe
Given I’ve installed sphinx
And I’ve used mac port for the install
When I run sphinx indexer
Then it expects the mysql socket to be in /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock
Given I’ve installed mysql
And I’ve used the binary from mysql
When I run mysqld
Then it use the mysql socket in /tmp/mysql.sock
To get sphinx indexer to use my installed version of mysql, I have to change make a change in the sphinx.conf file to tell sphinx indexer to use the mysql socket in /tmp/mysql.sock:
in some source …
sql_sock = /tmp/mysql.sock
Check sphinx_docs [SphinxWiki] for reference.
Last day to vote for my SXSWi panel; please vote! “Lean Startups: Beyond the Hype, Successes, Failures & Techniques” http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3884