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Daily Thoughts 05/19/2012
I spent a little bit of time checking my social media accounts and email. People are starting to post about Book Expo America which I am looking forward to. It will be a chance to talk to people and network. It will be interesting seeing what new things are coming out at Book Expo America. I always like walking the event floor.
I spent some more time learning CSS on Codecademy. It is one of those things where the more you practice the easier it gets. Right now, I am learning about borders and padding and the box model. EPUB documents which is a standard put out by the International Digital Publishing Forum use XML extensible markup language which is a variation of HTML. There is soon going to be a new release of EPUB called EPUB-3 which will allow a greater variety of formatting and content for standard e-books. It will also be use HTML5 which can be used to build apps for both personal computers and smart phones. This should make apps much more open than they currently are.
I have also been spending more time thinking about what I am doing, thinking, and saying as well as relaxing lately. I have not been reading quite as much.
I have been thinking a little bit about the startup environment that I found most interesting. I find Codecademy http://www.codecademy.com , Skillshare http://www.skillshare.com and General Assembly http://generalassemb.ly all very interesting because they are all acknowledging themselves as educational startups focused on new ways to learn and teach things. I have also noticed that New Work City has hosted some Skillshare classes. Meetup in a way often focuses in similar way. You meet with other people to discuss things. Also, My Metro has been very focused on helping individual professional development. It is a new function in the New York Metropolitan Library Council. http://metro.org/individual-membership/
One of the interesting thngs about General Assembly is that exists to generate entrepreneurship and has a number of companies in residence that can stay for approximately one year then move on from the office space and training space.
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