Culture

​Should you learn to code?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 14th, 2018

Do things look bleak in your working life? Every job is a contract position. Nothing comes with health care. Many of us carry so much debt.

Not if you can code…

You probably already do code. You do it in Excel or Google Spreadsheets. You run little processes in a sequence or do a series of find-and-replace routines in a big document. How many Find and Replace routines have you done in your computer career?

Programming as a career can lead to a rewarding, solidly middle-class existence. If…

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Horse regalia with James Star Comes Out

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 14th, 2018

Native horse regalia at Rosebud FairNative horse regalia is more than pretty beads and tanned leather. The art form has existed for centuries among American tribes, intrinsic to Native culture and spirituality as war drums and language. Nearly lost to modernity, a local artist plans to help bring the traditions back with an event at NDSU.

“Horse Regalia were commonly utilized by Lakota/Dakota/Nakota people for a giveaway in honor or in remembrance of a relative, identification of a warrior society, in ceremonies such as…

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The Wonder Women of North Dakota

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 14th, 2018

Harriet Zetterberg Margolies during the Nuremberg TrialsWe had a chance to visit with Allison Veselka about the North Dakota Women at War exhibit, at Barnes County Historical Society On Thursday March 22 Allison will lead a lecture on North Dakota Women at War.

High Plains Reader: Barnes County museum director Wes Anderson had a quote that resonated within me. "If you want to see Wonder Woman, this is it.”

Allison Veselka: I’ve been working on my ND Women at War research project/exhibit for little over a year now. With just women from and…

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Do you have what it takes?

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2018

By Travis Hopkins
trav.hopkins@yahoo.com

Brock Lesnar (SD), Jessie Ventura (MN), Eric Bischoff (WY), Sting (NE), wrestling fans may or may not know, but for many years the Midwest has been a hotbed of sports entertainment talent.

The state of Minnesota alone is ranked 6th amongst the 50 states that have produced the most! Sure, North Dakota has also provided a talent, but it’s been a while.

Ever heard of Red Bastein? If you’re a true wrestling fan and know your facts, you do. Rolland…

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​Scholastic journalism awards

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2018

Regrettable Sunday, digital art gold key award winner - Ashley MindtThis year the Plains Art Museum and the North Dakota Affiliate of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented a book called “The Best Teen Writing of North Dakota 2018.” It showcases work submitted by high school and junior high students across the state and features those who were presented with Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards.

The ND state awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 10th atPlains Art Museum. Student work will be exhibited Dr. David…

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​Dealing with ads on the internet

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 28th, 2018

Hey, Chrome users! Did you load the Ad Blocker Chrome extension that I told you about in last weeks column? It really works well!

I have a tendency to roam on the Internet for an hour or so every day. This gets me to sites that have lots, and I mean lots, of advertising. The Chrome browser has eliminated those annoying pop-up ads that interrupt my reading. There is also no more auto playing video ads. This is wonderful!

That is not to say that the blocker blocks ALL ads. It does not. It…

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Creative flexibility at Josef’s Annual Fashion Show

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 28th, 2018

Josef’s Annual Fashion Awards composite by Sabrina HornungJosef’s School of Hair Design has been a fixture of Downtown Fargo for decades. Ever since Dilworth native Joseph Olivieri opened its doors in 1960, the NP Avenue establishment has not only seen countless satisfied customers pass in and out of its doors, but droves of aspiring stylists as well.

While more often than not a stylist will be asked to do a haircut here, a perm there, that doesn’t mean there is no room for thinking outside the box. Hair styling and cosmetics are fields…

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A big week for Google

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 21st, 2018

One of the most annoying things on the web is advertising that interrupts what you are doing. I’m talking about the pop-up ads, the videos that start playing as soon as your browser opens the page. You get the idea.

Well, it seems that Google’s Chrome browser is fixing some of that. They are not eliminating the ads; they are just making the advertisers behave themselves. This is how it works:

When you go to a site that has some of the offending advertising, such as a pop-up window…

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​Gaming and Steam

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 14th, 2018

I have hesitated in the past to ride into the gaming world with my guns blazing and my hair blowing in the wind. My reasons are many and varied.

In my own personal case, I don’t play online or offline games because it is a huge time sucker. I really don’t have six or eight hours a day to devote to a game or games.

Some of you might have the time so I am throwing an introduction at you to give you a sense of what it is all about.

There are games for the PC, games for the MAC, games for…

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A different type of printer

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 14th, 2018

I have worked with Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software and its companion software Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM) software for quite a few years now. All of the systems are different and they mostly have a very long learning curve.

One of the most difficult tasks when using this software is getting the design working properly with the CAM software.

To make more money and sell more product, the software companies have figured out a way to simplify some versions of the software to…

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