Scratch: “Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills.”
Finnix, ‘Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution (“LiveCD”) for system administrators, based on Debian testing”; I came across this while looking at what common distros were out there for PowerPC since I recently acquired an iBook.
Open64, the Open Research Compiler, “an open source, optimizing compiler for the Intel IA-64 (Itanium), AMD Opteron and Intel IA-32e architecture”
“UPC is an extension of the C programming language designed for high-performance computing on large-scale parallel machines, including those with a common global address space (SMP and NUMA) and those with distributed memory (eg. clusters).”
http://www.tanashabitat.com/ (Tana’s Habitat – a site Jane recommended for useful information about living on your own. It looks far more suited to her gender than to mine, but it still has some good advice.)