Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history, but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your router. I found this project especially attractive because: 1) It's easy, and 2) it's totally free. So when I got the chance, I dove into converting my own router.
“Ruby on Rails is a breakthrough in lowering the barriers of entry to programming. Powerful web applications that formerly might have taken weeks or months to develop can be produced in a matter of days.” -Tim O'Reilly, Founder of O'Reilly Media Read more quotes “Rails is the most well thought-out web development framework I’ve ever used. And that’s in a decade of doing web applications for a living. I’ve built my own frameworks, helped develop the Servlet API, and have created more than a few web servers from scratch.
Fifteen years ago, you weren't a participant in the digital age unless you had your own homepage. Even in the late 1990s, services abounded to make personal pages easy to build and deploy—the most famous is the now-defunct GeoCities, but there were many others (remember Angelfire and Tripod?). These were the days before the "social" Web, before MySpace and Facebook. Instant messaging was in its infancy and creating an online presence required no small familiarity with HTML (though automated Web design programs did exist). Things are certainly different now, but there's still a tremendous amount of value in controlling an actual honest-to-God website rather than relying solely on the social Web to provide your online presence. The flexibility of being able to set up and run anything at all, be it a wiki or a blog with a tipjar or a photo hosting site, is awesome.
@dj.reidak: Sense is neat in certain regards, but it's ass-breakingly terrible in others. Just one example: the Sense lockscreen is bad, miles behind the stock Froyo one (or the Eclair one, for that matter)... but no-one notices because the Sense lock call/decline screen is way worse. Pulling the phone out of your pocket when you get a call pretty much ensures you're going to answer it (or, if you had the phone upside down in your pocket, you're going to decline it). Whoever decided on short-drag vertical sliders for unlocking, answering, and declining should be dragged through the streets and drowned.
Python Course, Other Programming Video Tutorials, Nick Parlante
Ruby Programming Tutorials | Man With Code um, i think most of the people here have mastered all the simple stuff like loops and variables, classes, kernal methods, what about threads, could these make the pong.rb compile or start up faster, i think it would help people more if you showed common guis and api, you need to explain all the existing classes and methods and how to use them with complex and individualized example programs, also, its been a while, acording to ur utube vid dates, since you’ve posted any tutorials, i think your written ones are better, i dont have to pause or jump to different parts over again, but rember to explain every part of your code and even describe different combinations that may be useful, this would really help beginers and intermediate rubyists
Learn Python The Hard Way, 3rd Edition Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Learn Python the Hard Way. You can visit the companion site to the book at http://learnpythonthehardway.org/ where you can purchase digital downloads and paper versions of the book. The free HTML version of the book is available at http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/. Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition
Most us who've had school lockers or rental storage units know that lots of people trust inexpensive padlocks to secure their belongings. Tactical studies weblog ITS Tactical proves that this trust is a false sense of security by opening the two most popular type of padlocks with shims cut from an aluminum soda can. Combination padlocks tend to only lock on side while keyed locks usually have a double-lock shackle. To open a single shackle lock, you create a shim by cutting out a piece of aluminum shaped like the letter M. The middle indentation of the shim is inserted in the space between the lock body and shackle and then the shim is turned while working the shackle up and down until the shim has moved around to the other side of the lock into the locking mechanism. Once the shim is there, use it to push the locking mechanism out of the way and open the lock.
Meant for slaying mosquitoes, but equally capable of maiming an enemy or two , the DIY mosquito killing device is made using various doodads you can undoubtedly find laying around your home. Needed to create your very own mosquito killing device is a bottle of hair spray and an old bicycle handlebar with brakes included. Anything that combines the ability to burn someone’s face off with unbeatable portability is OK in my book. Self-defense meets anti-itching. DIY Mosquito Killing Device a.k.a. The Handheld Flamethrower
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Some months ago we received an email from a fellow Java developer, Tamas Jano, asking to be part of our JCG partners program. To our surprise he maintains a blog named “Against The Grain” debating about game development for the Android platform. I have been reading all of his articles since then and I must admit that his writings have been an inspiration and a motivation for me and my colleagues here at Java Code Geeks so as to start developing our first game for the Android platform. With this post I would like to present Tamas‘s work to our community hoping that you will be inspired and motivated just like we did! What follows is a portion of Tamas‘s introductory article titled as “A little motivation and what’s the idea behind all this.” Android Game Development Tutorials