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How do I change the new tab or new window page in Firefox? Or, how do I setup the startup page to the new tab page?
Open a new window or tab and type in about:config
Search for browser.newtab.url
Change the value (double-click on it) to the new page
Test it by opening up a new tab
You’re done - close about:config
A couple of options you can use, manually type in:
google.com      (or any URL/webpage)
about:home      (Firefox default homepage)
about:newtab    (sties most visited)
about:blank       (blank page)
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How do I change the new tab or new window page in Firefox? Or, how do I setup the startup page to the new tab page?

  1. Open a new window or tab and type in about:config
  2. Search for browser.newtab.url
  3. Change the value (double-click on it) to the new page
  4. Test it by opening up a new tab
  5. You’re done - close about:config

A couple of options you can use, manually type in:

  • google.com      (or any URL/webpage)
  • about:home      (Firefox default homepage)
  • about:newtab    (sties most visited)
  • about:blank       (blank page)
Not a single living person knows how everything in your five-year-old MacBook actually works. Why do we tell you to turn it off and on again? Because we don’t have the slightest clue what’s wrong with it, and it’s really easy to induce coma in computers and have their built-in team of automatic doctors try to figure it out for us. The only reason coders’ computers work better than non-coders’ computers is coders know computers are schizophrenic little children with auto-immune diseases and we don’t beat them when they’re bad.

Programming Sucks (via notational)

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But what Office provides is a language for doing office things. You don’t go in front of an audience without a PowerPoint deck. Businesspeople “live” in Excel; its language (it actually is a crypto-programming language) has become the language of money and budgets. For people who do work with symbols and language to make a living, they organize their thoughts into the containers and systems that Office provide. Office is not so much a software product as much as a dialect that we all speak in order to work.

The Great Works of Software — Medium (via thisistheverge)

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edshelf Weekly - Tools that Teach Computer Programming

edshelf:

Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming.

  • KineScript - Using the same visual programming metaphor as MIT’s Scratch, this app helps students craft animated stories.
  • Kid’s Ruby - Targeted for kids, this free desktop app teaches the popular programming language Ruby.
  • ScriptKit - Build a simple mobile app using the drag-and-drop code editor of this iPad app.
  • CodeShare - Instead of a cumbersome screen-sharing app, use this free website to share the code you type in real-time.
  • Hopscotch - Also inspired by the visual design of MIT’s Scratch, this colorful iPad app introduces young students to programming.

Want more? Check out these collections of tools created by members like you.

  • Computer programming - Apps to teach everyone from children to adults how to program. Curated by adult learning facilitator Anne Sturgess.

Enjoy these great tools for educators!

Want a fresh copy of the edshelf Weekly newsletter in your inbox too? Sign up with edshelf today!

- Mike Lee, Co-founder of edshelf

thisistheverge shares:

Wolfram announces ‘most important’ project: a programming language that models the world
The power of Wolfram Alpha — the intelligent search engine that can answer natural language questions and solve complex math problems — is being built into an upcoming programming language that its founder, Stephen Wolfram, says will be incredibly easy to use. The language, Wolfram writes, is “a way to go from an idea to a fully deployed realization in an absurdly short time.” It’s called Wolfram Language, and it’s an evolution of what’s been used inside of his company Wolfram’s popular Mathematica software for over 25 years now. 
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thisistheverge shares:

Wolfram announces ‘most important’ project: a programming language that models the world

The power of Wolfram Alpha — the intelligent search engine that can answer natural language questions and solve complex math problems — is being built into an upcoming programming language that its founder, Stephen Wolfram, says will be incredibly easy to use. The language, Wolfram writes, is “a way to go from an idea to a fully deployed realization in an absurdly short time.” It’s called Wolfram Language, and it’s an evolution of what’s been used inside of his company Wolfram’s popular Mathematica software for over 25 years now. 

Class of 2013: Learn To Write Code, Sure. But Really, Learn to Write.

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

“There’s no specific place you can plan on going because there are so many different things you can do with programming,” Blazes told an audience during a panel discussion at The Atlantic magazine’s Technologies in Education Forum earlier this month. “You can do pretty much anything with it that you can program.”
That’s because computer programming is a study of languages more than of technology or mechanics. And command of those languages allows programmers to control the functionality of anything that is driven by a computer.
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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

“There’s no specific place you can plan on going because there are so many different things you can do with programming,” Blazes told an audience during a panel discussion at The Atlantic magazine’s Technologies in Education Forum earlier this month. “You can do pretty much anything with it that you can program.”

That’s because computer programming is a study of languages more than of technology or mechanics. And command of those languages allows programmers to control the functionality of anything that is driven by a computer.

Today is International Women’s Day, and as one of our contributions to the celebration, we’re proud to support Voices Global Conference, presented by Global Tech Women. As part of this 24-hour live streamed event, Google will provide more than a dozen hours of free talks featuring women working in computer science, beginning today. To access the full schedule and our ongoing broadcasts, see our section on the Voices website, which will be updated throughout the day.

The Voices Global Conference is the brainchild of Global Tech Women’s founder Deanna Kosaraju, who also started India’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in 2010 with grant support from Google.