76 posts Posts by Kaya Casper

Oracle for Absolute Beginners

Every once in awhile, I like doing tutorials aimed at beginners. I’ve been doing web development for a long time, but I like to refresh my memory on the basics from time to time. And as anyone in this field knows, things change. (What do you mean I can’t use nested tables to lay out my pages??? Yes, that’s what we did in the Old Days. (And we liked it.))

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Sanders’ Vision of Free College is Already Here

Sanders’ Vision of Free College is Already Here

Sort of.

While Sanders’ complete plan has not (yet) been implemented, there are many colleges that are offering courses 100% free online. In most cases you won’t get a degree for your efforts, but there have never before been so many opportunities to access quality education for free. In addition to colleges, many other websites have appeared, offering good quality online courses absolutely free.

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Scrum in 7 Minutes

An excellent introduction to one of my favorite things. I got certified as a ScrumMaster several years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Agile development for the win.

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How We Eat Healthy for $100/Week

How We Eat Healthy for $100/Week

My husband and I both love to eat and tend to eat a lot. Several months ago, we realized that our food spending had gotten out of control. We have both lived on a beans and rice/rice and beans food budget before, so we pulled out some of our best money saving tactics to get back on track. Cash Envelopes I’ve read about this approach numerous times, but never tried it myself. Since our time …

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Save Money (No Monthly Budget Tracking Required)

The Absolute Easiest Way to Save Money (No Monthly Budget Tracking Required)

When I first started to learn about managing finances, I always heard the advice “pay yourself first.” It’s catchy and sounds good, but I had no idea what it meant. Cut myself a check every month? Buy the stuff I want first? How would that improve my finances? I pushed it aside and attempted to follow another common piece of financial advice – make a monthly budget! I tried. I really did. Many times. I …

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Technology for Good | Cyber Seniors

A fantastic example of how technology can be a blessing, in this case helping seniors stay connected with their loved ones. They are getting a clear and tangible benefit of course – I’m curious about how the youths’ lives will be impacted through this experience as well.

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When Life Gives You a Gigantic Watermelon on Sale…

When Life Gives You a Gigantic Watermelon on Sale…

Make watermelon juice. We bought a giant watermelon on sale and stared at it for an entire week, totally intimidated by its girth, before tackling cutting it into pieces. We froze chunks of it on a sheet pan so the pieces wouldn’t stick together, which took up all the remaining space in our freezer, before deciding to see what happened if we tried to juice some of it. We tossed a quarter of it in …

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Art.sy App Brings the Museum to your Phone

Art.sy App Brings the Museum to your Phone

There’s nothing like seeing a great work of art in person, but making the art world more accessible is always a worthy goal…

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Don’t Lose your Latest Selfies – 50GB Free Storage with Box

If you’ve maxed out your free Dropbox storage and can’t think of anyone else to hit with your referral link, Box is offering 50GB free storage…

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Women in Tech Prize Added to MIT Programming Competition

Dream It. Code It. Win It. is a new competition highlighting the creative aspects of Computer Science. Organized by the MIT Club of New York, it is being dubbed a “create-a-thon” and seeks to encourage people of all backgrounds to participate. Tekserve, a technology sales and services company in New York, has announced sponsorship for a Women in Tech prize: The $5,000 Tekserve Prize is the only award geared specifically towards women in the $50,000 lineup of …

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