Recreate the Hack from Sneakers From If simply popping into the command line isn’t enough to make you feel like a ‘90s hacker, GitHub user bartobri created a silly decrypting text effect pulledfrom the movie Sneakers. Once you install the tools, you can manually run any command you want through the decryption effect. You can also just type…… Continue reading Recreate the Hack from Sneakers

Windows Live Writer Is Now Open Live Writer

Scott Hanselman blogs about the release of Open Live Writer which replaces Windows Live Writer (not updated since 2012) which despite its lack of maintenance is a very popular blogging platform, especially with the WordPress community.  Give it a try and see. ARE YOU AN EXISTING USER OF WINDOWS LIVE WRITER? We encourage you to…… Continue reading Windows Live Writer Is Now Open Live Writer

Github for Non-Programmers

The popular service could become the web’s de facto home for open data according to The Atlantic.  Note:  Read the article on their website for complete quotes and pictures.  I am putting a small copy of a reduced set her for archival purposes as this speaks to one of my annual resolutions. I am playing…… Continue reading Github for Non-Programmers

Open Government on github

Open Government was published in 2010 by O’Reilly Media. The United States had just elected a president in 2008, who, on his first day in office, issued an executive order committing his administration to "an unprecedented level of openness in government." The contributors of Open Government had long fought for transparency and openness in government,…… Continue reading Open Government on github