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"'Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python' is a free e-Book that teaches you how to program in the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game, and then teaches the programming concepts from the example. 'Invent with Python' was written to be understandable by kids as young as 10 to 12 years old, although it is great for anyone of any age who has never programmed before."
(via Make: Online)
She's Geeky provides a handy year-end review of 75 Online Resources for Geeks, aimed mostly at web designers.
Webdesigner Depot has an excellent article on How to Find Anything Online, covering online search techniques and relevant browser add-ons.
io9 has a concise but complete guide on how to Become A Master In 10 Easy Steps.
8. Know your nemesis. Whenever a master steps up to the plate, somebody (usually a pansy-ass leader) will try to stop the mastery. Keep your tentacles tuned to sounds of resistance. Is there an underground group of humans living in the sewers trying to undermine your regime? Is there somebody who is also from your race of superbeings or is possibly an old colleague who has pledged to stop you? What about an alien or mutant who hides among humans and thwarts your every move? Once you've located your nemesis, you must crush them instantly.
"The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality e ucation to anyone, anywhere. We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan."
You people have no idea how hard it was for me not to title this post KHAAAN!
"TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks."
The folks at the Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies want you to Know Your Meme. Here they explain Om Nom Nom:
Brainflips is another handy flashcard site, enabling you to create and share your own multimedia flashcards.
MakeUseOf.com lists the Top 10 Resources For Computer Troubleshooting Advice & Remote Help.