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Archive for September, 2013

Amazing RAK – Software developer takes on vagrant and helps him develop his own business

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Programmer in training: Leo, a homeless man in New York, is set to launch his own app after only four weeks of coding lessons

A New York homeless man is about to launch his own app after learning how to code through the generosity of a software developer who passed him every day during his commute.

First announced on Medium last month by software developer Patrick McConlogue, 23, ‘Finding The Unjustly Homeless and Teaching Them to Code’ came to him after seeing the homeless man, who goes only by Leo, on his way to work every day.

The original proposal was this: Mr McConlogue offered the homeless man two choices – $100 or a free laptop, wireless hotspot, coding books and daily coding lessons.

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H/T: Daily Mail

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September 30th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Random acts of kindness elicit smiles in Connecticut

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Motorists driving through Wilton Center this morning were surprised with a gift of a long-stemmed yellow rose from police officers. The officers were continuing a 10-year-old tradition of performing random acts of kindness on this day. It is a joint venture of the Wilton Police Department and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

This tradition began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001 as a way of lifting the spirits of Wilton residents and those passing by. This special day, sponsored by Stewart Flowers & Gifts, happens each year with the hope that this gesture will brighten the day of the recipient and encourage them to “pass it on,” a press release from the chamber said.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year, as people are not expecting to receive a beautiful rose on their way to work or while running errands,” said chamber President Peg Koellmer. “The surprise and smiles it puts on everyone’s face is fun to see, and hopefully will result in many acts of kindness throughout the day.

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H/T: Wilton Bulletin

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September 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Dairy Queen employee’s honorable actions praised online

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Joey Prusak (photo: Joey Prusak)When a visually impaired customer accidentally dropped a $20 bill at a Hopkins, Minn., Dairy Queen, employee Joey Prusak said he was shocked by what happened next.

“The lady behind him just picked it up and put it in her purse,” he told Yahoo News. “As if no one saw it.”

What Prusak did inspired another customer to write an email to the store manager praising the 19-year-old for his calm and kindness. The email went to Reddit, was picked up by the Daily Mail and quickly turned Prusak into a nominee for the Nice Guy Hall of Fame (if only such a place existed).

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H/T: Yahoo News

 

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September 19th, 2013 at 4:53 pm