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Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?

10 Nov

 

 

As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country’s first “maker’s space” within a public library.

The effort is being spearheaded by Lauren Smedley of the Fayetteville Free Library. The Fayetteville facility, which is actually housed in an old furniture factory, is building a fabrication laboratory. The Fab Lab, as it’s called, will provide free public access to the machines and resources needed for home-scale manufacturing.

The Lab currently only includes a Makerbot 3D printer, but Lindley hopes to soon acquire a CNC Router and laser cutter as well. Once complete, the lab is expected to host a variety of community events, including classes for 3D Printing, 3D design software, computer programming, and Geek Girl Camps.

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?.

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#teechy FREE BEER! Pre-launch party for “Quillt” app @ the Swamp tonight (10PM)! Quillt is the world’s first “never-miss-a-single-moment” app for iPhone, Android, SMS, and the Web. Because your life moves on in between Facebook & Twitter status updates.

9 Nov

Calling it now: Quillt has the potential to be the hottest new thing for capturing digital memories. Sure there’s Facebook and Twitter, but all you can really do is upload fragmented memories in different photo albums, wall posts, status updates, and other threats. There’s no unity. No story.

Quillt fixes this problem by allowing you and all your friends to “stitch” together memories on your shared Quillt for any party, vacation, all-nighter, or whatever.

It’s a unified experience that translates into an easily readable story.

"Quillt" app fills the void between Facebook and Twitter status updates.

Do you live in Gainesville, FL? Quillt, a Silicon Valley startup, is being launched exclusively at the University of Florida. Download the app, sign up on www.quillt.com, and come to Swamp Restaurant at 10PM for FREE beer, $2 drinks, and a great place to start your own Quillt! (Note: You need to sign up to be admitted into the Swamp Restaurant).

Life moves fast. That’s why close friends who share life’s highs, lows, and everything in between use Quillt.

Quillt, produced by Austin Cooley, Niko Ralf Cunningham, and Shane Mooney, and backed by a co-founder of Facebook, is app that provides the perfect way for close friends to share their lives together. From the road trip you and the gang took to the late-night study session before finals to the night of your life you had on your first date with Mrs. Right, Quillt stitches your entire social life together. It’s a social networking app that is meant for people who are actually social.

Start a Quillt for every occasion, party, group, circle of friends, road-trip, vacation…whatever, and allow as many of your friends with you to add to your Quillt. Getting hammered tonight? QUILLT IT! Start your story with Quillt and let up to 5 of your closest friends follow your night/event/party/story.

It’s the app for social-everything.

Creating Your Quillts:
✓ You wear many different hats, so join or start as many Quillts as you like. New Experience = New Quillt.
✓ Invite close friends and family to help build each of your Quillts and never forget the highlights of your life.
✓ From your first kiss to your trip through Europe, capture your entire relationship with texts, videos, photos, and check-ins.
✓ Unlimited thoughts, comments, photos, and video uploads.
✓ Quillt on the go and remember the concert through the eyes of everyone who went.
✓ Create stories around what you feel and invite friends to comment and write with you.
✓ Ask questions of your friends and solve life’s little riddles.

Sharing Your Quillts:
✓ Choose who can follow your experiences as spectators.
✓ Share your life as it unfolds with up to 5 spectators per Quillt and give them live, front row tickets to your world.
✓ Engage with your friends’ spectators and make new friends.
✓ Keep your most intimate memories private from spectators by locking them down.
✓ No sharing to twitter or facebook allowed. Quillt is for real-life family and friends.

Viewing Your Quillts:
✓ Relive all your memories in real-time – on your phone or on the web; always free and backed-up instantly to Quillt.com.
✓ Follow your friend’s secrets and share inside jokes with those you trust.
✓ Be invited to become a spectator on your friend’s Quillts and participate in their life (in real-time) from wherever you are.
✓ Quillt works with everyone – from SMS users to iPhone users. Even those with just an internet connection at home can Quillt.

Experience the life you’ve always wanted to see. Yours. Quillt every Thing.

Another screen capture of Quillt

Google unearths its new programming language, Dart, to replace Javascript #teechy

10 Oct

Google unveils Dart, its new programming language for web applications.

After months of teasing, Google has finally unveiled Dart, its new programming language for building web applications, a new platform developed with simplicity, efficiency, and scalability in mind, combining powerful new language features with familiar language constructs into easy to define code.

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