Philly street performer Anthony Riley was on the Voice

Check out what happened at I’ve seen him perform in Suburban Station, at Rittenhouse Square (fun fact: he was threatened to be arrested for not having a permit), and out front of Reading Terminal Market. I’m very happy to see him get his chance after a few American Idol auditions that didn’t progress (your loss American Idol).

Hi! I’m posting this from TechGirlz and Comcast’s class at Constitution High !!!

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I’m here at Constitution High School with a terrific class of students learning WordPress with TechGirlz and Comcast.

Do you floss? All it takes, is to start.

Still my favorite read of the new year and I read it back on January 5th. There is a world of wisdom in this short read.

Lifehacker’s 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Normally I wouldn’t pass along a list like this, but Lifehacker’s done a decent job listing 10 paths to teach yourself how to code.

Most common job in Pennsylvania – “Truck Driver”

NPR used Census Data to determine what the most common jobs were in each state, from 1978 to 2014. They’ve coupled it with a nifty animation, that highlights the retreat of farming, and the rise of truck driving, and software engineering.

Dan McQuade shares his experience selling One Step Away

Dan McQuade and coworkers from Philadelphia Magazine took part in “One Step Away‘s” “Big Sell Off” event, joining the newspaper’s vendors, who are struggling with homelessness, selling the paper for a day. He shared his experience yesterday at

Practical Data Science with Python

@radimrehurek has put together a fantastic intro to Python data manipulation using an iPython notebook that is worthy of bookmarking and keeping as reference as to what you can do quickly with Python.


No matter what you think about Eminent Domain, this sounds wrong

Adam Lang is Philadelphian who has spent years becoming part of a neighborhood, rehabbing his house, investing in the future of his community, is facing a notice that his home is going to get seized for a redevelopment plan. Read his story.