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Residential “Going Green” Green is the new hot “must have” at home, whether you are buying, remodeling or just considering sprucing up the place. Although there is some expense involved, these new improvements are “so worth it”. Some actual save enough money in their useful lifetime to offset the cost. Others are desirable because they have a real impact on the environment. Here are several ideas that can be added to existing homes or considered for new construction or major remodel projects. Tankless water heaters Tankless water heaters produce heat only when a hot water tap is turned on, so … Continue reading realnews 2

Mozilla Thimble

Will there continue to be Thimble or a functional equivalent for teaching and learning web development? I teach an online course at DeAnza College in Cupertino CA. CIS89A Web Development makes extensive use of Thimble. Thimble is perfect for this. Using Thimble has completely changed my CIS89A Web Development course for the better. With Thimble, everyone can be publishing real web pages in the first week of class. Cascading StyleSheets (css) functions are included as part of the package. The tutorials are really helpful. Online – nothing to download. Display panel next to edit panel to see authoring and preview … Continue reading Mozilla Thimble

Summary 6. Mid-Term Grand Challenges

The research on the module 6. Grand Challenge topics has been really informative. The questions you raise are great. I hope that you will help raise the community awareness of these issues and the technology-based solution. There is a tremendous amount of good being done but it doesn’t make the “news”. If you didn’t find the exciting advancements that technology is bringing, you need to look further as there are so many projects and people who are working to improve the world with technology. For this project, you had to research some interesting questions. Many of you found new sources … Continue reading Summary 6. Mid-Term Grand Challenges

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Clutter: Lose it or Use it clut·ter (klut’?r) n. 1. a confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble: sorted through the clutter in the attic. 2. a disordered heap or mass of objects 3. a state of disorder Most of us have clutter somewhere. Many of us just choose to ignore it until there is a really good reason to deal with it. Spring is a great time to get busy tackling clutter. Clutter: Lose it 9 Things I Learned From Preparing to Sell My Home – Popular Mechanics This is an old article but the points are well taken. … Continue reading realnews 1