February 2021 Learn More Links

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Links from the bottom of all the February 2021 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Solderpunk Interview

Edward Snowden and issues of privacy

https://www.theverge.com/2013/7/17/4517480/nsa-spying-prism-surveillance-cheat-sheet

Cobalt and sustainable batteries

https://ensia.com/features/cobalt-sustainability-batteries/

Project Gemini

https://gemini.circumlunar.space/

Gemini Protocol

https://opensource.com/article/20/10/gemini-internet-protocol

A Look back at Gopher

https://www.howtogeek.com/661871/the-web-before-the-web-a-look-back-at-gopher/

Goldy Gopher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldy_Gopher

sustainable computing

http://sustainability.umich.edu/content/sustainable-computing

Ultimate guide to green computing

https://deepanshugahlaut.medium.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-green-computing-73e30ba2a485

Five ways to practice green computing

https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/coolstuff/5-Ways-to-Practice-quotGreen-Computingquot

FPGAs

Games in Flash

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_flash

Analogue

https://www.analogue.co

SNES Classic vs super nt

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/snes-classic-vs-super-nt,review-5145.html

Homestuck

https://bambosh.github.io/unofficial-homestuck-collection/

Resurrecting 1980s computers

https://www.eejournal.com/article/resurrecting-1980s-computers/

backup vs. archive

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/data-backup-vs-archive/

Art Museum

Interactive virtual art exhibition

https://blog.sketchup.com/article/using-sketchup-to-create-an-interactive-virtual-art-exhibition

Building a museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4tN-kozT8

Sketchup art project

http://www.3dvinci.net/teacherguide/SketchUpArtProject_6-9.pdf

Mona Lisa

http://www.3dvinci.net/teacherguide/SketchUpArtProject_6-9.pdf

Louvre Museum

https://www.louvre.fr/en

Inform 7 Interactive Stories

Inform 7 website

http://inform7.com

interactive fiction archive

http://www.ifarchive.org

Beginner’s Guide to Inform 7

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Beginner%27s_Guide_to_Interactive_Fiction_with_Inform_7/Getting_Started_with_Inform_7

Writing Interactive Fiction

https://emshort.blog/how-to-play/writing-if/inform-7/

Inform 6 website

https://inform-fiction.org/

Introduction to Inform 7

http://testerstories.com/2014/06/introduction-to-inform-7/

Interactive Fiction Competition

https://ifcomp.org/

Zork

https://classicreload.com/zork-i.html

A Brief History of Zork

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29885/eaten-grue-brief-history-zork

Photopia

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=ju778uv5xaswnlpl

Top Interactive fiction games for kids

http://bdesilets.com/if/?page_id=15

Interactive fiction in the classroom

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/interactive-fiction-in-the-classroom-matthew-farber

Piezo Mircophones

Making a contact microphone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpjbvSwBUvs

Make a contact mic

https://www.instructables.com/Make-a-Contact-Microphone/

What is a contact microphone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_microphone

DYI contact mics

https://knowledge.lom.audio/research/contact_mics

Cyber Surgery

first 5G remote surgery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFR61jjL1vo&feature=emb_title

5G remote surgery

https://www.businessinsider.com/5g-surgery-could-transform-healthcare-industry-2019-8?r=US&IR=T

5G-Powered Medical Robot

https://www.robotics.org/blog-article.cfm/5G-Powered-Medical-Robot-Performs-Remote-Brain-Surgery/213

Remote surgery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_surgery

Surgeon operates from 400km away

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140516-i-operate-on-people-400km-away

Telesurgery: past, present and future

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6067812/

Robotic surgery during COVID

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-020-00238-2

Medical robots

https://www.ns-healthcare.com/analysis/medical-robots/

Social Distant surgery

https://www.courthousenews.com/socially-distant-surgery-doctor-uses-5g-to-perform-remote-operation/

5G remote surgery

https://www.businessinsider.com/5g-surgery-could-transform-healthcare-industry-2019-8

Remote brain surgery

https://www.robotics.org/blog-article.cfm/5G-Powered-Medical-Robot-Performs-Remote-Brain-Surgery/213

Dark Patterns

Ethics in mobile app design

https://blog.proto.io/ethics-mobile-app-design/

Moral implications of Apps

https://www.antonsten.com/moral-implications-apps/

Why ethical App design is critical

https://www.telerik.com/blogs/why-ethical-design-is-critical-for-mobile-app-designers

Ethics standards and security protocols

https://appdevelopermagazine.com/ethics-standards-and-security-protocols-app-developers-should-follow/

No Code Low Code

No Code development platform

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-code_development_platform

No Code technology

https://www.nocode.tech/

The No Code Generation

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/26/the-no-code-generation-is-arriving/

No Code Overview

https://kissflow.com/rad/no-code/no-code-overview/

Create a software app

https://www.builder.ai/create-software/app-with-us

No Code Low Code

https://www.bettyblocks.com/no-code-low-code-application-development

Victorian Internet

The Victorian Internet

https://www.amazon.com/Victorian-Internet-Remarkable-Nineteenth-line/dp/162040592X

Pneumatics in New York City

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/new-york-city/articles/the-pneumatic-tubes-of-new-york-city/

How pneumatic transportation works

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/pneumatic-tube-transport.html

Pneumatics in Prague

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/prague-pneumatic-post

Pneumatics in the library

https://hyperallergic.com/324453/at-ny-public-library-books-now-ride-the-rails-from-the-stacks-to-the-reading-room/

Stanford University Hospital

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2010/01/gone-with-the-wind-tubes-are-whisking-samples-across-hospital.html

USPS History

https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/moving-mail.htm

Ancient delivery systems

https://www.britannica.com/topic/postal-system/History

Freight pipelines (The Mole)

https://www.molesolutions.co.uk/concept-animation.html

Future Delivery Systems

https://wall-street.com/future-delivery-services/

ZIP files

How File Compression Works

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/file-compression.htm

Phillip Katz

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/may/02/guardianobituaries.jackschofield

How to open a zip file

https://www.hellotech.com/guide/for/how-to-open-a-zip-file-windows-mac-iphone-android

Working with Zip files

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/techsavvy/working-with-zip-files/1/

History of Data compression

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_compression

Principles of data compression

https://www.2brightsparks.com/resources/articles/data-compression.html

Guide to Data Compression

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/filmmakers-guide-data-compression/

ARC format

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARC_(file_format)

Data Compression for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Data_compression

Data compression – NASA

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/data-compression/en/

Trojan Horses

Trojan Horse (Historical)

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Trojan-horse

Trojan Horse (Virus)

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-malware-what-is-a-trojan.html

What is a Trojan Virus?

https://www.webroot.com/gb/en/resources/tips-articles/what-is-trojan-virus

What is the Trojan Horse Virus?

https://enterprise.comodo.com/what-is-the-trojan-horse-virus.php

How does a Trojan Horse work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzOM8sc2RPU

What is a Trojan Horse?

https://softwarelab.org/what-is-a-trojan-horse/

Is the Trojan Horse real?

https://www.discovery.com/exploration/City-Of-Troy-Was-Real

Trojan Horse story for kids

https://greece.mrdonn.org/trojanwar.html

Trojan Horse

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Trojan_horse_%28computing%29

Understanding Trojan viruses

https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/consumer/understanding-trojan-viruses-and-how-to-get-rid-of-them/

Forking

Fork in software development

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(software_development)

Fork vs. distribution

https://opensource.com/article/18/7/forks-vs-distributions

Open Source Projects – fork

https://thenewstack.io/open-source-projects-fork/

What is open source code

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Is your code dry or wet?

https://dzone.com/articles/is-your-code-dry-or-wet

How to keep your code dry

https://www.kidscodecs.com/dry/

Learning programming

Python Programming for Beginners

https://www.amazon.com/Python-Programming-Beginners-Coding-Fundamentals/dp/1646113888/ref=asc_df_1646113888/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475691967783&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4644993824854125944&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007244&hvtargid=pla-991945562806&psc=1

Book review

https://www.ottawalife.com/article/python-programming-for-beginners-makes-coding-kid-friendly-accessible-and-fun?c=18

Patricia Foster

https://www.kidscodecs.com/author/patriciafosterca/

Computer Science Unplugged Resources

Teaching London Computing

https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/resources/inspiring-unplugged-classroom-activities/
https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/resources/inspiring-unplugged-classroom-activities/the-locked-in-activity/
https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/resources/inspiring-unplugged-classroom-activities/the-intelligent-piece-of-paper-activity/

CS Unplugged

http://csunplugged.org/
http://csunplugged.org/the-turing-test/
http://csunplugged.org/binary-numbers/
http://csunplugged.org/routing-and-deadlock/

Barefoot Computing

You’ll need to register to see their materials but they’re a big part of the Computing at School (CAS) effort in the UK and teaching computer science without computers.
http://barefootcas.org.uk
http://barefootcas.org.uk/resources/

STEM Learning

Also requires registration to see their materials.
https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/collection/3909/computer-science-unplugged

Forks

Fork (Software Development)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_%28software_development%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_software_forks
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Linux_Distribution_Timeline.svg

Fork (Software Process)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_%28computing%29
http://www.python-course.eu/forking.php

To Fork or Not to Fork

https://mako.cc/writing/to_fork_or_not_to_fork.html

10 Interesting Open Source Software Forks and Why They Happened

http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/09/11/10-interesting-open-source-software-forks-and-why-they-happened/

A Comprehensive Study of Software Forks: Dates, Reasons, and Outcomes

http://flosshub.org/sites/flosshub.org/files/paper_0.pdf

Fork (Utensil)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork

Why Open Source Software

http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html#forking

Author

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If you can't go out to an art museum, then bring the art museum to you using Sketchup!

Find out how people are saving classic games through restoration and archiving!

Find out what a giant wooden horse and your cyber security have in common!

Learn about some of the ways people use to communicate before the internet!

An interview with Solderpunk about the inspiration and the creation of Gemini!

Forks are used in software development to describe how projects and software work.

Computer science unplugged teaches how computers and computer science works, without the use of computers.

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