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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





Needs to have a Target Mobile store if you trade in a store, online otherwise.

Best Buy Recycling

Staples Recycling

Consumer Reports Articles on Recycling Electronics

Dell Computer Recycling

Toshiba Recycling

Apple Recycling

Amazon Trade-In Program

Gazelle Trade-In Program

Basel Action Network

Eraser (Windows)

US Government Resources

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

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

How to Do Online Research

Online Research Techniques

Become an Expert Google Searcher in One Hour

A free online seminar from O’Reilly by Stephan Spencer and Nancy Blachman.

Google Guide

Search Engines

Online Research Course Material

Tools for Online Research

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

Adventure Journal: Make Plans Not Resolutions

New Yorker: New Skills for a New Year

Improvised Life: How to Do More in Less Time

Improvised Life: We Test Drive the Pomodoro Time Management Technique

Business Week: How to Keep New Years Resolutions

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

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

The Hungry Camel

Camel at the top of Cribyn, WaterAid Corbett Challenge

What is a High Level Language?

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Comments in Programming Languages

Comparison of Programming Language Syntax

Take Out the Garbage

Definition of Memory Management

Definition of Memory Leak

Definition of Garbage Collection

Is Memory Management in Programming Becoming an Irrelevant Concern?

The Garbage Collection Page (Richard Jones)

GC-LIST Garbage Collection FAQ




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

An Overview of the Go Programming Language in Five Examples

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

Go: A Nice Language with an Annoying Personality

Go Search Engine

Go Projects on Github

Gorilla Web Toolkit

Revel Framework

Renee French

Ravin Rabbids

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


Help Kids Code Resources: Technology Summer Camps

People: Boone Gorges


CUNY Academic Commons


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.


Real time collaboration for WordPress.


Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book.

That Camp

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

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Off Beat: How to Translate Gobbledygook to English

The WordPress Email/Post


Unit Tests

WordPress and Subversion

WordPress and Github

Last Words: Imposters and Kids Who Can’t Code

The Myth of ‘I Can’t Code’

Language of the Month: Go

Help Kids Code News Wire

Also In The December 2013 Issue

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

They talk about how they started and run iDTech summer camps together and how parents can evaluate tech summer camps.

Where to Recycle Electronics

Here are a few places where you can recycle your old electronics safely.

What is a High Level Language?

What are the differences between high level languages and machine languages? And how do these differences impact coding?

An Interview with Boone Gorges

Learn how a humanities PhD became a software programmer who builds online communities for universities, as well as Lead Developer for BuddyPress and helping to create WordPress plugins like Anthologize and Participad.

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

A few great ideas on how to make New Year's resolution you might actually keep, and have fun doing so. Whether you like structure or hate it, here are a few approaches and a number of resources to help.

News Wire Stories for December/January

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of November 2013.

No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.

The Hungry Camel

How many measures of grain can one camel eat while delivering grain, before the camel runs out of grain to deliver? A fun math problem at least 1,000 years old.

How to Do Online Research

Online research skills are critical for software programmers. It's how you learn any language, by searching for error messages and looking up reference material.


Almost all programming languages include the ability to add comments and other notes in your code. Here's how several languages work with comments.

Take Out the Garbage

In the same way your bedroom may be impossible to enter if you let dirty clothes pile up, computers can crash and refuse to operate if their memory is stuffed with unused data.

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

The Linux directory structure looks confusing compared to Windows. Here are the names and purpose of each directory.

What is Localhost?

Localhost is available on most computers, usually to display web pages. It's also useful to use to learn coding on your computer.

The Paywall and Adding Voices to Help Kids Code

With this issue, you will find some articles require subscription. Here's an explanation and how you can help add writers and voices to future issues of this magazine.

Learn More Links for December 2013/January 2014

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