Replaced by a machine

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This is one time I certainly don’t mind
automation. I’m hoping this will do a good job cooking the steel cut oats.

Fingers crossed!

update! this is the porridge!

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I had to put it on twice but this is the delicious porridge that came out of it. I was expecting it to take longer as steel cut oats take way longer than rolled oats. The porridge is almost perfect, possibly needing a few minutes more cooking and a little extra water before hand.

Using IO Boards for Scratch

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I had no idea Scratch could be used to produce code for an Arduino board. That’s something I have to learn about. My six year old son will be interested!
The S4A website appears to be down right now but here are a few other resources to look over:

Originally posted on makingpi:

Scratch is just great for teaching programming right up to about 14 years old.

The normal game projects can be extended by using interface boards.  The first board I like is the Pico board which can be shown in this video:

These can be obtained online from http://proto-pic.co.uk/picoboard/?gclid=CJryk6mI_LsCFSgTwwodbwcATw

S4A is a Scratch modification that supports simple programming of the Arduino open source hardware platform. It provides new blocks for managing sensors and actuators connected to Arduino. There is also a sensor report board similar to the PicoBoard.

It has been created to attract people to the programming world. The goal is also to provide a high level interface to Arduino programmers with functionalities such as interacting with a set of boards through user events.

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The best guys for Arduino and Scratch are http://scratch-io.wikispaces.com/

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A new CEO for Automattic

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Automattic has a new CEO now that Toni and Matt have swapped roles in the company!

Originally posted on Toni.org:

After eight years, I’ve decided to hang up my CEO hat and ask Matt to take over the job.

What an amazing ride it’s been! I met Matt, Automattic’s eventual founder, almost ten years ago, in the summer of 2004. We were introduced by Om Malik and immediately hit it off. I forget when the idea of creating a company behind the WordPress open source project first came up, but I think it was early on. When Matt started that company – Automattic – and asked me to be its CEO, it sounded like a great challenge and opportunity. My first day on the job was in January 2006. Automattic was four people strong and a few months old. We were small, but we had big dreams. We wanted to make WordPress huge – #1 in its market and used by millions of people. We wanted to build a thriving…

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