‘How To’ Links
Computer and Web Programming ‘How To’
1. Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Beta - A fantastic wiki with reams of information about developing programming skills.
2. William J. Turkel – How To - A great beginner step-by-step walkthrough for getting started in the digital humanities.
3. Digital Scholarship – Getting Started in the Digital Humanities - The name says it all, lots of useful information.
4. Digital Medievalist Wiki – Primer - A good community wiki for Medievalists wanting to develop programming ability.
5. The Programming Historian - I’m currently reading this ‘book.’ So far it’s a clear and helpful walkthrough that offers advise for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
6. Portable Python - This downloaded script allows you to put Python on your memory stick and bring it with you anywhere.
7. Digital Humanities Resource Guide - Great resource guide.
8. Udacity CS 101 - Udacity offers outstanding online education courses in computer science. I’ve taken part of one class and highly recommend it. Plus, it’s free!
9. Thimble Webmaker - A project from Mozilla that aims to teach programming to people with no background in computer science.
10. Kenesis - A super cool online community for people wanting to program the Microsoft Kinnect. I personally think the Kinnect is one of the most interest pieces of consumer electronics on the market.
Twitter Tips and Links
1. 12 Twitter Tools Every Educator Must Know About – A good list of twitter tools. Many of the tools on the list (like Hootsuit and TweetDeck) are fairly well known, but it’s a good list none-the-less.
2. Top 7 Ways to Save Time on Twitter – Since twitter has the ability to eat up as much time as you have, these are some tips for managing your twitter time.
3. #Twitterstorians Interviews – A hub for interviews Darren R. Reid has conducted with a number of historians through twitter.
4. Using Twitter and QR Codes at Conferences – Great list of practical suggestions for using twitter and QR codes to improve your conference-going experience.
5. How to Archive Twitter Search Results in a Google Spreadsheet (and Analyze them!) – Archiving tweets can be a pain, here is one way to preserve your tweets.
6. 100 Ways to Use Twitter in Education, By Degree of Difficulty – A fairly comprehensive list of ideas for using twitter in education.
7. #twitterstorians vs. #digitalhumanities – A great breakdown and examination of the use of the hastags #twitterstorians and #digitalhumanities. A very interesting read.
8. “Why do you find Twitter useful as an Academic?” – Mark Carrigan posed this question on twitter, he recorded the answers he received on his blog.
9. 100+ Serious Twitter Tips for Academics – A good resource for people just getting started on twitter.
10. This Clock Runs on Tweets About Time – I think this is super neat, a clock that build on a script that searches twitter for tweets about time and then uses this tweets to make a clock.
11. Archive My Tweets to Google Calendar – An ifttt recipe that helps archive your tweets to Google Calendar.
12. Collecting, Sorting, and Archiving Tweets – Tips from Duke University for collecting, sorting, and archiving tweets. I’ve been meaning to try out a number of different methods of archiving tweets. When I finally get around to it, I’ll post about what worked best for me.