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Learn More Links for December 2013/January 2014

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Links from the bottom of all the December 2013/January 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Where to Recycle Electronics

https://www.kidscodecs.com/where-to-recycle-electronics/

Call2Recycle

http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/

Earth911

http://search.earth911.com/
http://earth911.com/recycling/small-electronics/

GreenerGadgets.org

http://greenergadgets.org/

GameStop

http://www.gamestop.com/recommerce/web/

Target

Needs to have a Target Mobile store if you trade in a store, online otherwise.
http://www.targettradeinprogram.com/

Best Buy Recycling

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Staples Recycling

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Consumer Reports Articles on Recycling Electronics

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/04/how-to-recycle-old-electronics-devices/index.htm
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/08/apple-trade-in-program/index.htm

Dell Computer Recycling

http://dellreconnect.com/

Toshiba Recycling

http://us.toshiba.com/green/reuse-and-recycling

Apple Recycling

http://www.apple.com/recycling/

Amazon Trade-In Program

http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Trade-In/b?ie=UTF8&node=2226766011

Gazelle Trade-In Program

http://www.gazelle.com/

Basel Action Network

http://e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler/
http://www.ban.org/

Eraser (Windows)

http://eraser.heidi.ie/

US Government Resources

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0200-disposing-your-mobile-device
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

What Happens to Your Electronics When You Drop Them Off for Recycling

http://escrapbeat.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/what-happens-to-your-electronics-when-you-drop-them-off-for-recycling/

Electronic Waste: Where Does It Go and What Happens to It?

http://techland.time.com/2011/01/14/electronic-waste-where-does-it-go-and-what-happens-to-it/

How to Do Online Research

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-do-online-research/

Online Research Techniques

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navigatingthenet/tp/How-to-Properly-Research-Online.htm
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/558/1/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/02/
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Become an Expert Google Searcher in One Hour

A free online seminar from O’Reilly by Stephan Spencer and Nancy Blachman.
http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2923
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=683389&s=1&k=6B52DEB19D27657F84CD48BDA6313265

Google Guide

http://googleguide.com/
http://googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html

Search Engines

http://www.google.com
https://www.google.com/advanced_search
http://code.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.yahoo.com
http://www.duckduckgo.com
http://www.wolframalpha.com/
http://www.looksmart.com
http://stackexchange.com/
http://stackoverflow.com/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://www.completeplanet.com
http://archive.org/
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.ipl.org
http://www.refdesk.com/

Online Research Course Material

https://sites.google.com/site/micdlir/irt-lesson-examples
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEyZjkyNmQ1NjMwYTVkMTU
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNkbGlyfGd4OjEzMmJmMDlhNzE3OWI4OA

Tools for Online Research

http://www.addthis.com/
http://getpocket.com
http://evernote.com/
https://trello.com/

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

https://www.kidscodecs.com/make-keep-new-years-resolutions/

Adventure Journal: Make Plans Not Resolutions

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/01/make-plans-not-resolutions/

New Yorker: New Skills for a New Year

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/01/new-skills-for-a-new-year.html

Improvised Life: How to Do More in Less Time

http://www.improvisedlife.com/2011/12/21/how-to-do-more-in-less-time-pulse-and-rest/

Improvised Life: We Test Drive the Pomodoro Time Management Technique

http://www.improvisedlife.com/2012/01/24/we-test-drive-the-pomodoro-time-management-technique/

Business Week: How to Keep New Years Resolutions

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-25/how-to-keep-new-years-resolutions-make-them-in-august#r=hpt-ls

Wall Street Journal: Resolutions: So Irresistible, So Hard to Keep

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324407504578185300898276768.html

Matador Network: How to Map 2013 to be the Biggest Year of Your Life

http://matadornetwork.com/life/how-to-map-2013-to-be-the-biggest-year-of-your-life/

The Hungry Camel

https://www.kidscodecs.com/the-hungry-camel-math-problem/

Camel at the top of Cribyn, WaterAid Corbett Challenge

http://humphreythecamel.org/camel-diary/camel-at-the-top-of-cribyn-wateraid-corbett-challenge/

What is a High Level Language?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/high-level-language/

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Comments

https://www.kidscodecs.com/comments/

Haskell

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Reference_card#Comments

Lua

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lua_Programming/How_to_Lua/comment
http://www.lua.org/pil/1.3.html

PHP

http://php.net/manual/en/language.basic-syntax.comments.php

Python

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#comments

Comments in Programming Languages

http://www.gavilan.edu/csis/languages/comments.html

Comparison of Programming Language Syntax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_programming_languages_%28syntax%29#Comments

Take Out the Garbage

https://www.kidscodecs.com/take-out-the-garbage/

Definition of Memory Management

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/memory-management

Definition of Memory Leak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_leak

Definition of Garbage Collection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_collection_%28computer_science%29

Is Memory Management in Programming Becoming an Irrelevant Concern?

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/189542/is-memory-management-in-programming-becoming-an-irrelevant-concern

The Garbage Collection Page (Richard Jones)

http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/rej/gc.html

GC-LIST Garbage Collection FAQ

http://www.iecc.com/gclist/GC-faq.html

Go

https://www.kidscodecs.com/go

Go

http://golang.org/
http://golang.org/project/
http://tour.golang.org/#1
http://golang.org/help/
http://golang.org/doc/
http://golang.org/ref/spec
http://golang.org/doc/code.html
http://golang.org/doc/effective_go.html
http://golang.org/pkg/
http://blog.golang.org/
https://code.google.com/p/go-wiki/wiki/GoUserGroups

FAQ

http://golang.org/doc/faq

Go at Google: Language Design in the Service of Software Engineering

http://talks.golang.org/2012/splash.article

An Overview of the Go Programming Language in Five Examples

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1714100

“My favorite programming language:” Google’s Go has some coders raving

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/my-favorite-programming-language-googles-go-has-some-coders-raving/

Go: A Nice Language with an Annoying Personality

http://corte.si/posts/code/go/go-rant.html

Go Search Engine

go-lang.cat-v.org/go-search

Go Projects on Github

https://github.com/garyburd/gddo
https://code.google.com/p/go/source/browse/?repo=tools#hg%2Fcmd%2Fgodoc
https://github.com/golang/groupcache
https://github.com/youtube/vitess

Gorilla Web Toolkit

http://www.gorillatoolkit.org/

Revel Framework

http://robfig.github.io/revel/

Renee French

http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/glenda.html
http://www.reneefrench.com/

Ravin Rabbids

http://rabbids.ubi.com/bwaaah/en-US/home/index.aspx

People: Siblings Pete and Alexa Ingram-Cauchi Talk about iD Tech and Tech Summer Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/interview-with-peter-ingram-cauchi-and-alexa/

iDTech

http://www.idtech.com/
http://www.idtech.com/blog/
https://www.facebook.com/computercamps

Help Kids Code Resources: Technology Summer Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/technology-summer-camps-kids/

People: Boone Gorges

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-boone-gorges/

Teleogistic

http://teleogistic.net/
http://boone.gorg.es/
https://twitter.com/boone
http://teleogistic.net/2012/09/wordpress-in-education-meet-the-free-software-community-and-vice-versa/
http://teleogistic.net/2011/09/i-develop-free-software-because-of-cuny-and-blackboard/

CUNY Academic Commons

http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/

BuddyPress

http://buddypress.org/

Commons in a Box (CBOX)

CBOX takes the complexity out of creating a Commons site, helping organizations create an online space where their members can discuss issues, collaborate on projects, and share their work.
http://commonsinabox.org/

Participad

Real time collaboration for WordPress.
http://participad.org/
http://teleogistic.net/tag/participad/

Anthologize

Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book.
http://anthologize.org/
http://teleogistic.net/tag/anthologize/

That Camp

http://thatcamp.org/about/

bin, boot, opt, and other Linux File System Hierarchy Mysteries

https://www.kidscodecs.com/bin-boot-opt-linux-mysteries/

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Off Beat: How to Translate Gobbledygook to English

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-translate-gobbledygook-to-english/

The WordPress Email/Post

http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/09/13/javascript-unit-tests-for-core/
http://develop.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/tests/qunit/index.html#L13

QUnit

http://qunitjs.com/
http://qunitjs.com/cookbook/

Unit Tests

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit-testing

WordPress and Subversion

http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/svn/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Subversion

WordPress and Github

https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress
http://myprogrammingblog.com/2012/01/20/github-how-clone-github-repo-how-to-push-to-github-how-to-get-files-from-github-ubuntu/
http://scribu.net/wordpress/contributing-to-wordpress-using-github.html

Last Words: Imposters and Kids Who Can’t Code

https://www.kidscodecs.com/imposters-and-kids-who-cant-code/

The Myth of ‘I Can’t Code’

http://stephaniehoh.github.io/blog/2013/11/06/the-myth-of-i-cant-code/
http://blog.flatironschool.com/post/66383520349/the-myth-of-i-cant-code

Language of the Month: Go

https://www.kidscodecs.com/go/

Help Kids Code News Wire

https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/people/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/sources/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/wire/date-archives/

Also In The December 2013 Issue

An Interview with Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt is a software architect and Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) focusing on security concepts and process improvement in a Fortune 50 company. He's based in Australia.

1Password, LastPass, RoboForm

If you use a password you created that is less than eight characters, your password is vulnerable to hacking. Here are three ways to create and use secure passwords online.

How to Write Secure Code

Coding securely doesn't have to kill the joy of programming. In fact, learning how to code securely provides insights into languages and computing.

How to Code HTML Email

How to code an HTML email like the ones you open every day turns out to be an offbeat software coding challenge.

What is an SSL Certificate?

How to tell if a web page is secure is one of the most basic yet least obvious ways to protect your data online.

Where to Find Command Line Interface Software

One key computing skill is the ability to use command line interface (CLI) software to enter commands to control a computer. Here are some options.

Lua

Lua is a comparatively simple programming language used in a wide range of places, from digital TVs to video games to phone applications. It's also designed to be simple to use and lightweight.

Arrays

Here is how three programming languages handle a common problem: how do you organize and keep track of useful data?

Linux Command List for Command Line Interfaces

Some of the most common commands you'll need for a command line interface (CLI), in a Linux command list.

Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.

News Wire Stories for October 2013

Must read stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for September 2013.

Learn More Links for October 2013

Links from the bottom of all the October 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.