Is Why's Hackety Hack still alive?
February 8, 2009 5:33 PM Subscribe
Anybody know why I'd be having problems with Hackety Hack (the ruby tutorial)? Downloading works fine, but the forums and the shared programs are gone.
posted by forforf to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My 12 yr old son was cranking through it, and really enjoying it, until we got to the portions that required downloading some shared code from the hacketyhack.net site. One of the tutorial lessons (the youtube one) uses a program called youtube.rb, but it seems that the program is no longer up there. Further, when I went to the hackety hack forums at talkety.hacketyhack.net, I was greeted with nothing (as in a completely blank site). Links to old forum posts now get the dreaded 404. Me and my son will be very disappointed if its gone as in gone-gone, but I can't find anything in wikipedia or google searches about it going away.
Also, if it is gone, is there anything close to it as a replacement?
PS. MeFi's RSS feed doesn't work with the tutorial anymore either.