background preloader

Insoshi's insoshi at master - GitHub

Insoshi's insoshi at master - GitHub
README.markdown Insoshi social software Insoshi is a social networking platform in Ruby on Rails. You can use Insoshi to make custom social networks; see the Insoshi demo site for an example. For support, join the Insoshi Google group. Insoshi was originally developed by Michael Hartl and Long Nguyen as part of the Y Combinator program, and is presently maintained by Evan Dorn and Logical Reality Design.

Silk Icons “Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can't say fairer than that. Current version: 1.3. View all icons (.png file, 1Mb) Social Networking Goes Open Source With Insoshi Insoshi wants to be WordPress for social networks, except built on top of Ruby on Rails instead of PHP. We covered them in March when they presented at the Spring Y Combinator demo day. Now they’ve officially released their software for public download so anyone can install it on-premise to run their own social networks. Insoshi is not the first company to release its social networking code. Broadband Mechanics has always emphasized the openness of its PeopleAggregator platform, and even Ning, the most publicized DIY social networking company, will give you the underlying code if you request it. It’s not even the first Ruby on Rails project to go open source.

9 Free Ning Alternatives And Some Open Source Solutions Many people have started communities on the popular network creation site Ning since its inception. On April 15th they announced they would no longer offer their free services. Realize this isn’t the end of Ning as they point out EPUB EPUB (short for electronic publication; sometimes styled ePub) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. Building a Social Network Site in Rails I’m not going to cover how to actually code an entire social network site in rails as all social network sites vary in their functionality (and it’ll take too long). I will cover plugins and other things you might find useful though. Quick Start

New Mentality Enters LMS Market The following was posted as a guest blog on Michael Feldstein’s eLiterate site Since 2008 I have been sharing with clients the observation that the current generation of LMS solutions were conceived and designed circa 1996 – 2004. This timeframe was eons ago in terms of technology and business models. Furthermore, the major LMS solutions were designed as solutions for specific institutions and only later “commercialized” for broad market release. Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media The Turing Test for artificial intelligence is a reasonably well understood idea: if, through a written form of communication, a machine can convince a human that it too is a human, then it passes the test. The elegance of this approach (which I believe is its primary attraction) is that it avoids any troublesome definition of intelligence and appeals to an innate ability in humans to detect entities which are not 'one of us'. This form of AI is the one that is generally presented in entertainment (films, novels, etc.). However, to an engineer, there are some problems with this as the accepted popular idea of artificial intelligence. I believe that software engineering can be evaluated in a simple measure of productivity. We either create things that make the impossible possible - going from 0 to 1, or we create things that amplify some value, generally a human's ability to do something, - going from X to nX.

The 5 Best Open-Source Social Networking Software Previously, Abhijeet has highlighted three awesome sites where you can create your own social network easily. However, if you are one of those who wants more control of the site, including the branding, the domain name, the features, the design, the community rule, or even the database, the best way is to install and run a social networking software on your server. While there are plenty of scripts (both free and paid) that you can use to run your own social network, there are only a few that are stable, good and easy to use. Here we have handpicked 5 of the best open-source social networking software for you to choose from. 1. Elgg

LMS Evaluations (Learning Management Systems) Learning Platform Selection: LMS – System decisions that meet strategic goals and requirements. Our highly experienced team can help you to delineate vendor hype from reality and, more importantly, lead you through the process of creating and implementing a plan for improving your learning management systems and services. No other organization can meet our unmatched history in the eLearning space. Every year, the Gilfus Education Group assists hundreds of eLearning and online training organizations, including academic institutions, in selecting or evaluating their LMS/LCMS. In addition, many organizations embark on their own LMS Selection projects to understand which system is the best for them.

The Missing Native/Web App Link: Google Says Native Client Almost Ready To Go We’ve written a number of things about the contrast between native apps and web apps. The common consensus these days is that the two will eventually converge — but that has been happening more slowly than some have been hoping, particularly in the mobile space where native apps dominate. On the more traditional side of things, the transition is happening faster, but something Google has been working on could be the real missing link: Native Client. And according to Google, it’s getting close to being ready for primetime. As a quick primer, Native Client allows developers to build web apps that execute native code inside the browser. This means that on top of traditional web-based languages like JavaScript, the browser will be able to execute things written in languages like C and C++.

test everything — 100+ tools in one! Choose the tools with that you want to test the given adress: CSS and HTML validators SEO tools Social services Open Source Social Networking Platform. Get your own instance of Elgg running in no time. Requirements¶ MySQL 5+PHP 5.6+ with the following extensions:GD (for graphics processing)Multibyte String support (for i18n)Proper configuration and ability to send email through an MTAWeb server with support for URL rewriting Official support is provided for the following configurations: