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Geek to Live: How to set up a personal home web server

Geek to Live: How to set up a personal home web server
by Gina Trapani Last updated: September 2006 A web server is software that continuously runs on a computer and allows other computers to download documents from it. This text that you're reading right travelled over a network connection from Lifehacker's hosting web server to your browser. Web servers are usually loud, scary, headless machines in cold windowless rooms, but you can run one under your desk at home. Why would you want to run a home web server?

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Top 10 Warranty-Voiding Hacks @neverbeenback: As was said down below in the comments, many warranties state that you can't change the OS to something 'not approved' which is generally a few versions of windows. Wether or not the company *actually* voids your warranty is up to them. edit: hackintoshing is vaguely illegal as well, so I can't see Dell being psyched to help fix your hackmac

Customize MediaWiki into Your Ultimate Collaborative Web Site - The free MediaWiki software is best known for powering Wikipedia, but you don't have to be writing an encyclopedia to put it to good use. Extend, skin, and customize MediaWiki to create any kind of easy-to-update, collaborative web site. When and Why MediaWiki? MediaWiki is arguably the most advanced, install-it-yourself, free wiki package available. A wiki is an editable web site; you can change each page's content without having to log into a content management system like WordPress or access the server via FTP or other means—you just hit the edit button.

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SharpEnviro Is a Smart and Crisp-Looking Windows Desktop Replace @Mickets: First question, let me just tell you what it is. It's a shell replacement. The desktop, as you know it, it gone just as Litestep would replace the shell. RAM: This app was notoriously bad on ram in the early days. 6 killer utilities for redlining your gaming rig Just as there's more to racing than showing up at the drag strip, there's more to gaming than booting up your rig. Smart players spend time tuning, tweaking, and pushing their systems' capabilities, reaping the benefits of a better gaming experience as a reward. The results are impressive, with games that look and perform better than their developers ever intended, and often the users didn't have to spend a dime. Installation Welcome to the MediaWiki installation guide which provides instructions on how to manually install and configure MediaWiki on a web server. Note that some users may find MediaWiki software bundles and hosting services with 1-click installation and wiki farms a convenient alternative to manual installation. The first part of this guide gives general instructions, while the last section contains a list of appendices that give more detailed installation notes for specific system configurations and other less common uses of the software. Upgrade guide[edit | edit source]

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CGI tutorial: Source files In case you are interested in how CGI scripts can be written, or if you want to compare your attempt at the exercises with mine, here are the Perl files used to generate them. Environment example: Generates an HTML document listing the values of (most of) the current environment variables. The endless document: Displays one of the many(!) pages of a document with infinitely many pages. It uses the QUERY_STRING environment variable to see what page it should generate and what the previous page was. My nixie clock project In spring of 2004 I got re-interested in nixie tubes. I remembered working with some frequency counters that used them, about 10 years ago. At the time I loved the way they looked and thought that eventually, those meters would no longer work, and then if I was lucky, I could rescue them out of the trash and use the tubes for something. Today, there are lots of people with the same ideas, and in the age of ebay, it's not too hard to find some tubes for a project. So, I am going to try to build a clock, and document it here. Not because I am expecting a spectacular design that everyone will want to copy, but because it's a convenient reference for me, and it may provide someone else some ideas too.

10 amazing Kinect PC hacks Microsoft have recently dropped hints that they might be planning to officially bring the Kinect to PC. If they do, they'll be hard pushed to improve on some of the user made applications that have been appearing since the Kinect was successfully hacked. We've gathered together some of the best below, including a program that turns you into a superhero, another that lets you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfrare with your body, an 80's synth pop music video creation tool, and more.

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