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Pennsylvania playground near a well pad — Credit Flikr Moms Clean Air Force

I’ve recently started taking Michael Mann’s excellent Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact course on edX. This is my attempt to synthesise everything I have learnt in module one of that course as well as some other useful information about climate change.

By the end you’ll:

  • Understand the critical science behind the climate?
  • Why we believe climate change is man-made?
  • What’s causing it?
  • What are the impacts both to nature and to humanity?
  • What are we doing about it as a society?
  • What does it mean to be Green?

My hope is that there is enough information in this blog post for you to give a 5-minute presentation on this topic. …


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I know we are all heading out for the holidays so I’ll keep this short.

I’ve just made my Angular course 100% FREE, Merry Christmas! 🎄

You could always download the book (or read it online) for free but previously you had to pay to watch the videos.

However today I’ve released all the videos for free as well, just go to the site (angular.codecraft.tv) and where you would have seen a button to buy the videos you’ll now see the video instead.

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I’m sure you’ve all got some questions so here is an F.AQ.

Why did you release the book for free?

This was my way of giving back & I decided the fairest price was $0. …


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In Part 1 of the article, I talked about Web Components and how to build them using StencilJS.

In Part 2 I explain how I created Smile to Unlock using HTML5 APIs and the Azure Emotive API.

First, I am going to explain how to grab a picture of the user with the help of HTML5 APIs. Then, I will use that picture with Azure Emotive APIs to calculate the happiness. To conclude, I will show you how to emit an event from the Web Component to let the consumer know that the user has smiled.

Note

All the source code for this article can be found here: https://github.com/jawache/smile-to-unlock. …

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Asim Hussain

Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft, conference speaker, published author, passionate teacher — asim.dev

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