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Ruby and The Role of Culture in Development

http://thomashowe.blogspot.com

"The reason why I advocate Ruby is straightforward : it's what the cutting edge Web developers use. When I coined the term WITA, I wanted to emphasize that this was a Web integrated architecture - not an IP integrated architecture. By integration, I mean integration of culture - the way that the community approaches, understands and tackles problems..."

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VLC beyond the basics

http://nothickmanuals.info

VLC media player features a deceptively simple interface that doesn't require a degree in rocket science to operate. That doesn't mean, however, that VLC is a simplistic application: it has a few tricks up its sleeve, which can significantly extend its functionality and your user experience. Here are a couple of VLC's nifty features you might want to try.

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Created by dmpop 7 years 49 weeks ago
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How to Make WebRunner Portable

http://www.techlifeweb.com

"A couple days ago I mentioned WebRunner, the chrome-less browser from Mozilla that lets you run web applications like Gmail and others as if they were stand alone applications. They are still on-line, just in their own distraction free window. I thought it might be interesting to see if the functionality could be ported over to a portable USB thumb drive.

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Switching to jQuery for Ajax in Rails

http://www.unreachablecode.com

"After initially rejecting it some time ago, I took another look at jQuery, and decided it looked interesting. Simultaneously, I decided I was through with Prototype..."

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Adventures in Ubuntu: Installation and Connecting to Stuff

http://www.lo-fi-librarian.co.uk

My project this weekend was to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is a Linux based OS, it comes bundled with a lot of cool stuff (more on this later) and it is of course free. It is also, from what I’ve read, a less scary Linux, so perfect for non techy peeps like me.

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Collecting and organizing “stuff” with ScrapBook and BasKet

http://nothickmanuals.info

Collecting and organizing disparate pieces of data on the hard disk and from the web can be a real challenge. Fortunately, there are two utilities that help to collect and organize “stuff” in a structured fashion.

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Click and Run has finally hit the streets

http://cnr.com

The software installation routine funded by linspire is now back online, and available to use with a small browser plugin

all i can say is ...slick

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worldKit: GIS the easy way

http://nothickmanuals.info

No one would argue that maps are useful. However, creating even a simple interactive map ready to be published on the Web can be a real hassle. Fortunately, there is worldKit, a Flash-based light-weight geographical information system (GIS) distributed under GPL.

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Visualizing your del.icio.us bookmarks DeliciousMind

http://nothickmanuals.info

del.icio.us is a nifty bookmark service – no doubt about that. However, if the way it displays the bookmarks doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can add a whole new dimension to your bookmark collection by turning it into a mindmap using a clever utility called DeliciousMind.

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Vista Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 7.04 - Which Install Is Easier?

http://scitech.teambio.org

This weekend I suffered a meltdown of my workstation’s main hard drive. The drive help my Windows Vista Ultimate install, which in turn held several hundred pictures, music files, movies etc., not to mention all the games and utilities that I had installed over the years.

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Installing Fedora - a video tour

http://www.linux.com

Ready to try Linux but want some hand-holding when you do? Here are three videos that walk you through the process of installing Fedora GNU/Linux.

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Created by missgeek 7 years 50 weeks ago
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Learning foreign languages with jVLT and StarDict

http://nothickmanuals.info

There are plenty of textbooks and teaching materials that can help you to learn foreign languages one way or another. Yet, there is no way to learn a foreign language without memorizing vocabulary and looking up words in a dictionary.

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Transcoding and streaming DVDs with VLC

http://nothickmanuals.info

If you have the VLC media player (VLC) installed on your computer, you probably already know how versatile this tool is: it can handle virtually any media file, it can play network streams like Internet radio stations, and it can stream media contents across the network.

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How To Convert Songs From An Audio CD Into MP3/Ogg Files With K3b

http://www.howtoforge.com

This guide describes how you can use the CD/DVD burning application K3b to convert songs from an audio CD into MP3 or Ogg files that you can use on your MP3 player, for example (if you choose the Ogg format, your MP3 player must support it).

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Created by missgeek 7 years 50 weeks ago
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6 Keys to Understanding Modern CSS-based Layouts

http://snook.ca

"Much of CSS is pretty straightforward and, I suspect, quite easy for most people to grasp. There's font styles, margin, padding, color and what not. But there's a wall that people will run into... that point where a number of key elements need to come together to create a solid CSS-based layout that is consistent cross-browser.

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