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Make Weird Stuff in Unity Tutorial
"How to make cool stuff in Unity Tutorial 1: The Basics"
unity  games  gaming  gamedesign  howto  tutorial  edg  bronsonzgeb  gplackey 
may 2014 by robertogreco
A Quick Guide to Earth Explorer for Landsat 8 : Elegant Figures : Blogs
"The Landsat Data Continuity Mission is now Landsat 8, and that means images are now public (woohoo!). NASA handed control of the satellite to the USGS yesterday (May 30, 2013), and calibrated imagery is available through the Earth Explorer. Unfortunately, the Earth Explorer interface is a bit of a pain, so I’ve put together a guide to make it easier.

First, go to the Earth Explorer site: earthexplorer.usgs.gov

You can search, but not order data, without logging in—so register if you don’t have an account (don’t worry, it’s instant and free), or log in if you do. …"

[Charlie processes with: http://www.mapbox.com/blog/processing-landsat-8/ ]
landsat  landsat8  howto  tutorial  earthexplorer  via:vruba  2013 
august 2013 by robertogreco
The Git Parable
"The following parable will take you on a journey through the creation of a Git-like system from the ground up. Understanding the concepts presented here will be the most valuable thing you can do to prepare yourself to harness the full power of Git. The concepts themselves are quite simple, but allow for an amazing wealth of functionality to spring into existence. Read this parable all the way through and you should have very little trouble mastering the various Git commands and wielding the awesome power that Git makes available to you."
tutorials  howto  tips  versioncontrol  tutorial  programming  git  via:tealtan 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Git Reference
"This is the Git reference site. This is meant to be a quick reference for learning and remembering the most important and commonly used Git commands. The commands are organized into sections of the type of operation you may be trying to do, and will present the common options and commands needed to accomplish these common tasks.

Each section will link to the next section, so it can be used as a tutorial. Every page will also link to more in-depth Git documentation such as the offical manual pages and relevant sections in the Pro Git book, so you can learn more about any of the commands. First, we'll start with thinking about source code management like Git does."
via:tealtan  tutorials  howto  cheatsheet  versioncontrol  development  programming  tutorial  documentation  reference  git 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Don’t Fear the Internet
"Are you a print designer, photographer, fine-artist, or general creative person? Do you have a shitty website that you slapped together yourself in Dreamweaver in that ONE web design class that you took in college? Do you not have a site at all because you’ve been waiting two years for your cousin to put it together for you? Well, we’re here to help. We know that you have little to no desire to do web design professionally, but that doesn’t mean that you want an ugly cookie-cutter site or to settle for one that hasn't been updated since Hackers was in theaters. Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic. You’ll feel empowered rather than crippled by the internet and worst case scenario you’ll at least end up having a better idea of how professional web designers turn your design dreams into a reality on screen."
howto  tutorials  web  tutorial  design  reference  webdesign  css  html  srg  edg  via:tealtan  webdev 
february 2012 by robertogreco
DIY GRAD SCHOOL: HOW TO: Start Your Own Creative MFA Program
"We all truly believe that with enough passion, self-discipline, hard work and persistence, we can support each other to go far in our respective creative fields. And the beauty of this educational model is that anybody can replicate what we--along with many other informal groups, tribes and collectives all over the world--are doing within the comforts of someone's living room, coffee house or library."<br />
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[Also posted with video here: http://www.intent.com/yumi/blog/how-join-diy-self-education-movement ]
diygradschool  diy  gradschool  mfa  education  learning  unschooling  deschooling  howto  tutorial 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Your Random Numbers – Getting Started with Processing and Data Visualization | blprnt.blg
"Over the last year or so, I’ve spent almost as much time thinking about how to teach data visualization as I’ve spent working with data. I’ve been a teacher for 10 years – for better or for worse this means that as I learn new techniques and concepts, I’m usually thinking about pedagogy at the same time. Lately, I’ve also become convinced that this massive ‘open data’ movement that we are currently in the midst of is sorely lacking in educational components. The amount of available data, I think, is quickly outpacing our ability to use it in useful and novel ways. How can basic data visualization techniques be taught in an easy, engaging manner?"
processing  visualization  tutorial  data  programming  via:lukeneff  random  randomnumbers 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Teach Parents Tech
"Every December, millions of tech-savvy young people descend on their homes only to arrive to a long list of tech support issues that their parents need help with. A few of us at Google thought there had to be a better way that would save us all a few hours each December...

The result of our brainstorm was TeachParentsTech.org, a site that allows you to select any number of simple tech support videos to send to mom, dad or uncle Vinnie. The site is not perfect and hardly covers all the tech support questions you may be asked, but hopefully it’s a start!"
google  howto  technology  tutorial  tech  techsupport  parents  teaching  edtech  web  online  internet  teachparentstech  communication  media  search  information  basics  computing  humor 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook
"Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Strangely enough it is also the same size as the Moleskine notebook. For the pages we'll be using 20# bond paper (the same paper you use in your copier and inkjet printer). As you might have noticed in the dimensions, the notebook is a half-inch thick. This gives you 192 single pages of writing/sketching/painting fun. For the cover we'll use vinyl Naugahyde (that's what I use but feel free to use whatever you have on hand). After we're through I'll offer a list of enhancements and alternative ways to make your notebook/journal/sketchbook to meet your individual needs.

Don't be put off by the many steps involved. This really is a simple project using common materials and tools. Almost anyone can do it."
via:migurski  art  book  bookbinding  moleskine  notebooks  howto  gtd  lifehacks  tutorial  tutorials  make  books  crafts  design  diy  papercraft  papernet  paper  projects  srg  glvo  tcsnmy 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Booking a Flight the Frugal Way - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
"Today, however, booking a flight is a total mess. Travelocity and Expedia have been joined by Bing and Orbitz and Dohop and Vayama and CheapTickets and CheapOair and Kayak and SideStep and Mobissimo and and and … I could go on and list every single Web site out there, but I won’t. There are just too many. Instead, I’ll lead you through the steps I make when I’m booking a flight myself.
travel  flights  howto  tutorial  reference  money  advice  tips  shopping  bargains  flying  airfare  airlines  budget  lifehacks  cheap  tools  onlinetoolkit 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Perlin Noise
"Many people have used random number generators in their programs to create unpredictability, make the motion and behavior of objects appear more natural, or generate textures. Random number generators certainly have their uses, but at times their output can be too harsh to appear natural. This article will present a function which has a very wide range of uses, more than I can think of, but basically anywhere where you need something to look natural in origin. What's more it's output can easily be tailored to suit your needs."
animation  mathematics  processing  algorithms  math  graphics  perlinnoise  random  howto  programming  visualization  software  design  gamedev  texture  noise  tutorial  via:robinsloan 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Unofficial Google Advanced Search
"This page is provided as a reference and a guide to using the advanced search operators that Google provides.
via:preoccupations  searchengine  google  search  reference  manual  howto  tutorial  tutorials  internet  online  web 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Invent with Python
""Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python" is a free e-Book that teaches you how to program in the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game, and then teaches the programming concepts from the example.
python  programming  books  edg  srg  tcsnmy  howto  ebook  tutorial  coding 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Let's make the web faster - Google Code
"There are many ways to make websites run faster. In this section, you can discover performance best practices that real web professionals employ in their everyday work. These practices have improved the user experience for millions of users and we hope they are useful for other web developers."
google  webdev  webdesign  tips  speed  optimization  bestpractices  javascript  tutorial  css  html  code  programming  web  development  tutorials  performance  coding  php  design 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Creating Ogg Theora Files on Mac OS X With ffmpeg2theora
"ffmpeg2theora is the one tool I found that simply just works for transcoding to Ogg Theora. The downside to ffmpeg2theora is that it’s only available as a command-line tool."

[another conversion tool here: http://systemsboy.com/2009/07/ogg-theora-converter.html ]
ogg  ffmpeg2theora  conversion  osx  mac  converter  software  howto  firefox  browser  codecs  quicktime  tutorial  macosx  browsers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Gmail: Tips
"Become a Gmail Ninja

Learn tips and tricks to save time, increase your productivity, and manage your email efficiently. Start with the tips that are right for you, based on how much email you get each day."
gmail  tips  howto  gtd  tutorial  productivity  tutorials  tricks  support  email  shortcuts 
june 2009 by robertogreco
How To Tune Up Your Bike - Bicycle Tutor
"Today we’ll learn how to tune up your bike, which I’d recommend doing at least once a year, or even every few months if you ride every day. Since I can’t demonstrate every step of the procedure while keeping this video short, I’ll give a general overview and cover each step further in separate tutorials. You’ll notice below that I’ve written out all of the steps and included links to related tutorials. I’ll be adding new links as future videos are uploaded."
bikes  maintenance  howto  tutorial  diy  tuneup  repair  repairing 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Lowtech Sensors and Actuators
"This report describes the results of a collaborative research project to develop a suite of low-tech sensors and actuators that might be useful for artists and architects working with interactive environments. With this project we hoped to consolidate a number of different approaches we had found ourselves taking in our own work and develop both a "kit-of-parts" and a more conceptual framework for producing such works."
edg  make  art  howto  diy  electronics  toys  hardware  tutorial  robotics  sensors  hacking  arduino  physicalcomputing  computing  hacks  technology  opensource  programming  interface  lowtech  usmanhaque  low-tech 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Classroom Learning 2.0
"Welcome to Classroom Learning 2.0. This professional development tutorial is brought to you by CTAP Region 1 and the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. It is designed for you to do on your own or as a part of a group. We encourage anyone to form a group. You can obtain a Management/Users Guide by clicking on the ABOUT section. On the following pages, you will learn the Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. Enjoy."
via:jessebrand  professionaldevelopment  learning  ict  web2.0  classroom  tutorial  teaching  howto  onlinetoolkit  participatory  newmedia  classrooms 
february 2009 by robertogreco
SitePen Blog » Touching and Gesturing on the iPhone
"Everyone who owns an iPhone (or who has been holding out for an iPhone 3G) is bound to be excited about a lot of the new things the device can finally do, particularly the introduction of third-party applications. But those of us in the web development community have been itching for something further still: good web applications on the iPhone. This means we need a suitable replacement for mouse events. And boy did we get them! Though at first the APIs seem a little sketchy, once you’ve learned them you should be able to do amazing things in your application."
iphone  applications  webapps  development  coding  javascript  mobile  programming  webdesign  multitouch  safari  ajax  gestures  touch  webdev  tutorial  webkit  design  via:tomc  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Wolfram Blog : The Incredible Convenience of Mathematica Image Processing
"Mathematica 7 adds a suite of image processing functions from trivial to highly sophisticated. To apply them to images, you don’t need to use any form of import command or file name references. Just type the command you want to use, then drag and drop the image from your desktop or browser right into the input line.
mathematica  imageprocessing  images  photoshop  tutorial  visualization  graphics 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Seth's Blog: Nine steps to Powerpoint magic
"Perhaps you've experienced it. You do a presentation and it works. It works! That's the reason we keep coming back for more, that's why so many of us spend more time building and giving presentations than almost anything else we do. Here are some steps to achieve this level of PPT nirvana (Your mileage may vary. These are steps, not rules): 1. Don't use Powerpoint at all. 2. Use your own font. 3. Tell the truth. 4. Pay by the word. 5. Get a remote. 6. Use a microphone. 7. Check to make sure you brought you big idea with you. 8. Too breathtaking to take notes. 9. Short! "
powerpoint  presentations  sethgodin  howto  communication  speaking  advice  tips  keynote  tutorial 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Photojojo » Make Yao Ming Jealous: DIY Aerial Photography
"Puns aside, getting a camera up into the air is no small (or short) feat. We’re not all tall like Yao Ming, and we don’t always have access to a kite or a plane… Plus, tripods and professional monopods are expensive and weigh about a gajillion pounds.
photojojo  photography  howto  diy  make  classideas  tutorial 
august 2008 by robertogreco
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming on the Web
"The goal of this guide is to be the funnest and easiest way for a beginner to get started programming. To this end, we have made 3 innovations that set this guide apart from all others: 1. Program right now in your browser: You can edit and run any of the examples directly in your browser. No downloads or software installs, ever. 2. Learn JavaScript: It's the most useful language to know, and this guide lets you write entire web apps using it. 3. Build and share your own apps: This guide will teach you how to publish web apps at your own domain name for others to use."
beginner  learning  programming  coding  browser  tutorials  howto  classideas  tcsnmy  education  webdesign  webdev  tutorial  lessons  html  browsers 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Zon!
"Zon is an unique interactive massively multiplayer online role playing game for learning Mandarin Chinese. By interacting in the Zon environment you will be exposed to Chinese language and cultural knowledge in a new and exciting way. Everything that you do in the game is another chance to learn new words, phrases and cultural info about China. Never before has learning Chinese been more fun."
learning  education  mandarin  chinese  languages  online  internet  mmorpg  mmo  games  gaming  social  language  tutorial  interactive  free 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino - ArduinoXbeeShield
"The Xbee shield allows an Arduino board to communicate wirelessly using Zigbee. It is based on the Xbee module from MaxStream. The module can communicate up to 100 feet indoors or 300 feet outdoors (with line-of-sight)."
arduino  diy  electronics  xbee  zigbee  tutorial  programming  reference  microcontrollers  wireless  hardware  networks  edg 
july 2008 by robertogreco
EFF: How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)
"Here we offer a few simple precautions to help you maintain control of your personal privacy so that you can express yourself without facing unjust retaliation."
privacy  blogging  howto  tips  eff  security  tutorial  anonymity  blogs 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Get Started With the Yahoo HTTP Geocoder API - Webmonkey
"Yahoo's HTTP Geocoder API is easy to use, and its output is easy to incorporate into your applications. This article will describe its features and show some examples of how to access the results."
yahoo  geocoding  mapping  maps  location  tutorial  webdev  webdesign  api  howto 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Tutorial for playing Alternate Reality Games
"To help make the Alternate Reality Game experience easier and more rewarding, the Collective Tutor has written a series of articles explaining some of the basic tools and skills players have found useful."
arg  gaming  tutorial  games  perplexcity  unfiction  storytelling 
june 2008 by robertogreco
TeacherTube - How to create a great PowerPoint without breaking the law.
"A presentation from the eTech Ohio 2008 conference. The topics of the presentation are copyright law and how to create a great PowerPoint presentation."
copyright  design  flickr  legal  piracy  powerpoint  presentations  howto  law  tutorial  education  teaching 
april 2008 by robertogreco
PhotographyJam - the photographer's resource: Camera basics: shutter-speed, aperture and ISO
"basic elements that you can use to control exposure in your shooting. If you have a digital SLR, there will be a way to set all of these controls on your camera, but since they differ between manufacturers and models, you’ll need to refer to your camer
photography  howto  tutorial  exposure 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Where to Find Free Math Courses Online -- Education-Portal.com
"Taking a math course doesn't have to be expensive. There are many colleges, universities and other educational institutions that offer free math courses online."
opencourseware  math  tcsnmy  free  learning  tutorial  statistics  online  courses  education 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Speed Up Windows Vista - Wired How-To Wiki
"The flash and polish of Windows Vista seduced you, but so far the glamorous interface is just sucking the life out of your PC. Fear not, this guide has everything you need to turn Vista into the beautiful *and* speedy OS you were dreaming of."
vista  tutorial  howto  windows  speed 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Patrick Winston - How to Speak | overstated
"Professor Patrick Winston gives a wonderfully reflexive and recursive talk about giving talks titled How to Speak. This lecture provides some useful speaking heuristics, especially if you’re in the business of helping people learn."
communication  education  howto  learning  presentation  presentations  public  publicspeaking  speaking  tips  MIT  teaching  tutorial  lectures  pedagogy 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Waveplace
"Our larger goal is encouraging kids and adults to use the laptops to their full potential, which can have profound educational benefits."
education  programming  olpc  schools  international  squeak  etoys  learning  teaching  tutorial  howto  alankay  environment  smalltalk 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Johnny Chung Lee - Projects - Wii
"NOTE: For most of these projects, you don't need the Nintendo Wii console. You only need the Wii controller and a bluetooth connection."
wii  johnnychunglee  bluetooth  whiteboards  visualization  videogames  tutorial  motion  multitouch  inventions  hardware  hacks  homebrew  electronics  diy  make  interface 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Graffiti Research Lab » LED Throwies
"LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your frie
graffiti  howto  kids  projects  tutorial  video  crafts  diy  make  studentprojects  electronics  fun  color 
january 2008 by robertogreco
LED Throwies - Instructables - DIY, How To, art, tech
"Developed by the Graffiti Research Lab a division of the Eyebeam R&D OpenLab, LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-eart
graffiti  howto  kids  projects  tutorial  video  crafts  diy  make  studentprojects  electronics  fun  color 
january 2008 by robertogreco
YouTube - Richard Hammond presents Bloody Omaha (The Graphics)
"How 3 graphic designers created D-Day on a shoe string budget for the TIMEWATCH program "Bloody Omaha"..."
3d  cgi  film  effects  filmmaking  video  howto  tutorial  making  movies  ww2  war 
january 2008 by robertogreco
cre.ations.net - Blog entry: iPhone 1.1.3 WebClip hack - Speed Dial on your home screen
"iPhone allows you to put icons on your home screen for websites, but I know many of us want to put phone numbers on there for a Speed Dial screen. I've put a little hack together that lets you have a (somewhat) speedy speed dial icon."
howto  iphone  tutorial 
january 2008 by robertogreco
game mod
"6 hour workshop with objective of showing participants that it's not required to understand code to experiment & play with it. Although they had no experience in coding, task of participant was to make a mod of a game built in Processing."
art  processing  coding  games  programming  howto  videogames  workshop  hacking  tutorials  tutorial  gamedesign  education  teaching  classes  video  graphics  gaming 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Yingzi: If English was written like Chinese
"The English spelling system is such a pain, we'd might as well switch to hanzi-- Chinese characters. How should we go about it?"
analogy  asia  china  chinese  culture  design  dialect  english  writing  languages  linguistics  symbols  tutorial  pictograms  humor  characters  words  radicals  reasoning  via:mattwebb 
january 2008 by robertogreco
::swisswuff::web front end:: - Make photos look ... retro? Digital lomography? [tech rant]
"There is a whole range of predefined Lomo filters available for The Gimp or for Photoshop. Now, I liked the Photoshop filters of the Perez Design Group. I liked this manual walk-through for Photoshop and this manual walk-through for The Gimp a bit better
lomo  lomography  digital  photography  photoshop  filters  gimp  howto  tutorial  plugins 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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