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A Lucky Break Puts Technology Into The Hands Of Disadvantaged Kids

 

Ken Starks lucky break didn’t show up in the way most people hope for.   He owned  a pressure washing business in Texas and a major accident led to the  start of a technology project that would change the lives of children living in the hill country of Texas. Ken’s project, named Reglue,  has now provided Linux computers to over a thousand disadvantaged kids.  Reglue has also created learning centers throughout East Austin that teach computer skills and help with online job search tools. 

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Throwback Thursday

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I stopped at a convenience store and I noticed all of the soda bottles looking old-school with labels that read “throwback.”  Retro seems to be the big thing now. Let’s make all the new stuff look like the old stuff but still have the same functionality as the new stuff and yet charge more for the new stuff that looks like the old stuff. (yes, that sentence totally made sense…just read it again).

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Video Game Toothbrush Makes Brushing Fun!

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Kids are odd creatures. They wake up early on weekends but it’s close to impossible to get them up  during the week for school. They can’t memorize school work but they know the lyrics to every song from their favorite band. They think tomatoes are disgusting but love ketchup.  And the strangest thing…they HATE to brush their teeth.

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Social Media Convention Bringing Virtual Friends Together

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I can remember as a young adult being told to be careful who I spoke to online. You had to be safe and stay on your guard. We were told to never give people our name or give them any idea of where we lived.  Back then the  whole idea of picking a great username was basically to cover up your real name. Hence, fluffybunny 2987 was born. No, that wasn’t mine it was, um, a friends username…

Based on the information we were given at the time we just knew there were bad people on the other end of that internet connection…just waiting to get us! We were warned constantly about the dangers of talking to “strangers” online.

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