Learning to program in Ruby in 15 minutes

Ruby is an open-source programming language that can be used as a server-side preprocessor, similar to PHP, Perl, Python and so on. What sets it apart is that it is surprisingly user-friendly and programmer-orientated. The official description from the Ruby website is: A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. […]

Boost your WiFi reception with a homemade antenna dish

I found a very interesting article on MetaFilter earlier on how to boost your WiFi reception – or, how to make a WiFi antenna out of a cheap USB WiFi dongle, an extension cable, and Chinese cooking utensils. During my last holiday, I discovered that I could log in to a free WiFi hotspot from […]

WAMP – your own personal Apache, PHP5, MySQL

Want to turbocharge your exploration of dynamic webdesign?  Would your own free, private webserver help? I discovered WAMP through a blog that I’m subscribed to, and have found it immensely useful – and suggest that it would be useful also to others interested in PHP, dynamic website design (i.e. database-orientated forums, blogs, CMS), or designing […]