Via the inestimable : Teaching girls to program
“Kids learning to storyboard, brainstorm, critique, design, pitch ideas, psuedocode, actually code, and make toys do things.”
I will not provide a photo, but I figure this pointing device would be all-too popular with any felines or canines in your household. I wouldn’t ever imagined such a thing if the Instructables people hadn’t sent out an email plea to whoever abducted Mouse-Mouse from their table at SXSW to please return him.
As slick as WordPress is, wouldn’t it make sense for it to figure out something like daylight saving time? I mean, if you could just click something, the way you do in Windows, to say, “Yes, I’m in an area that observes DST” it would be much, much easier than going through every bloody WP installation for which you’re responsible and manually changing the time, which is what I just realized that I need to do. I’m sure I would have noticed if there’s a plugin to provide that functionality in the Plugin Repository, and I don’t think there is one.
I tried Time Zone Calculator, but it just seems to figure various time zones and will display them in a widget or wherever you want to call it via php. That doesn’t help me. Automatic DST change functionality seems a no-brainer to me, so why isn’t it built in, and since it isn’t, why isn’t there a plug-in?
Have I mentioned lately how incredibly stupid I find DST? I’m totally unsurprised to learn that it doesn’t save a bit of energy, anyway.
Sam and I spent most of our date time looking at laptops. Yes, we’re finally replacing the one that died last summer. Yay!
I find it easier to put what I find online in context after having actually played with a bunch of machines tonight, so I’ll be doing a lot of research online.
Anybody have any strong recommendations or good/bad experiences to share? Knowledge of any places that give “educational discounts” that aren’t just “steer your students to us and we’ll give you a little lower price on your own machines” deals? Sure experience exorcising Vista from a “Vista-compatible” PC? Please speak up!
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