# Atheist Programmers

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Started by Jake W. Andrews. Last reply by Jake W. Andrews Sep 11, 2010.

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Comment by Anna Wright on April 9, 2014 at 4:45pm

In my digital media class I am creating an online resource for young people (high school and college age) who may have had a less than adequate evolution education. This is meant to be a safe place for students who are curious about evolution and may be questioning their beliefs.

I plan on making a game and a interactive guide to evolution using InDesign (ideas are welcome).

I currently have a blog http://awesomeevolution.wordpress.com/

As well as a survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19bAxL7HMsEaGVW_mKnpaKB7YEiN4ZTFX0c...

I plan on making a refined version of this survey to pass out to students at the library as well as interview science profs about their opinions on the current level of evolution education in schools.

Constructive criticism is welcome, but don't be mean. Much of this is still in an unfinished stage and I will be working on it up until the last week of school.

Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on November 15, 2011 at 9:55am

A follow on to Samuel's answer to Jake - the CHR function is really helpful in general - you can also use it for CR/LF (i.e. Carriage Return/Line Feed - basically what you get when you hit ENTER in a text field), where other ways of getting a return aren't as easy. The code for CR/LF is Chr(13) + Chr(10), respectively.

Also, you can easily get the numeric values for your font/font family by looking at CHARMAP in Win32/64 OSes, or by looking up the code table for ASCII.

In short, the £ symbol is CHR(156) - which returns a variant containing a string, or for explicit tex/string type casting, use CHR\$(156) - the \$ symbol is shorthand for the "string" data type.

Hope this helps!

--Rock

Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on November 15, 2011 at 9:42am

Hey fellow geeks (and future geeks as well ;) ) - I wanted to give a brief geeky-technical introduction so you would know my history, what I do, and some of the technologies I know.

I have been in IT for over 20 years (yeah, I'm older than most of you - I'm 47), mainly focused on collaborative technologies - primarily Lotus Notes/Domino, but also LAMP-architecture stacks, Microsoft technologies (both old and new), Relational/SQL dbs, multiple OSes (Win32/64, Mac OSX, Linux - mainly Debian flavored builds, and especially Ubuntu), Web 2.0 development (e.g. AJAX/JSON framworks, Javascript, Java, HTML, etc), and a ton more. I will never say I know it all, about any technology - but I can guarantee you if I don't know it, I know someone who does.

In the Lotus Notes/Domino arena I have worked for Lotus twice, in Product Development (first time was pre-IBM, second time was post-IBM). I have been a speaker at conferences around the world, written two books and contributed to a third, and used to be a tech editor/writer for a couple of magazines.

Finally, I've worked for huge companies, small pre-IPO startups, and I've had various businesses of my own. I am currently an independent consultant, because quite frankly it is paying the bills right now.

I think it is GREAT that this group was started, and I look forward to both helping others and learning more!

--Rocky Oliver (aka Rocky, Rock, or LotusGeek ;) )

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on May 11, 2011 at 2:23am
Hey, does anyone have any tips on starting out with PHP? I am applying for a low-level temporary/part time gig, and frankly I have no PHP experience to boot. Any resources or pointers (no pun intended)?
Comment by Jake W. Andrews on October 1, 2010 at 7:05pm
So far I have not done any programming to test it out, but I am sure I will have more questions.
Comment by Eoganacht on September 30, 2010 at 11:35pm
I think there's a on_change function for the text box, akin to on_click or dbl_click. You can then code something like LblLabel.Caption = "" in there so that whenever the text box changes the code will run. Any help?
Comment by Samuel H. Kenyon on September 30, 2010 at 2:00am
@Jake You should be able to use CHR\$(number) where number is an ASCII code.
Comment by Jake W. Andrews on September 29, 2010 at 10:37pm
Here is my dumb question regarding visual basic. How do I code in special characters like the "£" into a label? and how do I clear out the labels whenever I change something in a text box? I have the money of the code written up for my class, I just want to do some of the "Special effects".
Comment by Yet Another Atheist on September 12, 2010 at 12:57am
Comment by Yet Another Atheist on September 12, 2010 at 12:55am
Awesome, an atheist programmers group! I'm a freelance web designer and developer, but I'm more handy with code — PHP mostly, but also a little ASP (VBScript), as well as CSS, JavaScript (jQuery especially), SQL, and a bit of ActionScript. :)

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