I use XAMPP for my local website development environment. It’s a wonderful free tool to use for this purpose, since I need access to a local WordPress distribution and the associated MySQL database to experiment with with themes and plugins.
One challenge I faced had to do with the fact that I use three different computers for development activities. Keeping data in sync across these platforms is important to me. The natural solution is to install Dropbox (referral link) on my various machines. (If you’re not familiar with Dropbox, be sure to read about maximizing free space before installing it.) Continue reading Sync XAMPP Data With Dropbox
For several reasons I’d like to keep my dynamic IP instead of install a static IP, but I had to use a service such as easydns.com, no-ip.org etc. The only thing I was needed was just the current IP of my home router. So, I had this simple idea which when the linux box detects an IP change, then the script updates the web page. So, when I want to get informed about the ip of my home router, I’m visiting the address example.com/myip/index.php. For this, I made a php script which runs nicely. Continue reading Track your Dynamic IP
MediaFire stores all your media and makes it available to you anytime you want it, anywhere you go, on any device you have.
With 50GB of free space, you can use MediaFire to backup all your important files—and even your not-so-important ones too. Your files are stored securely and privately and are always available to you.
simulation is a system that behaves similar to something else, but is implemented in an entirely different way. It provides the basic behavior of a system but may not necessarily abide by all of the rules of the system being simulated. It is there to give you an idea about how something works. Continue reading What’s the difference between simulation and emulation
WordPress is become very popular over the past couple years and today it powers more then 20% of sites on the Internet; no other content management system comes close to its widespread usage. It’s so robust that you can easily create just any type of website without spending much money.
I highly recommend this book for newbies like me ;-) Hadoop is an impressing technology in Distributed Systems and datasets analysis of any size.
BE yourself. (* Everybody else is, taken!)
Probably you’re a kind of person who makes use of public wifi for Internet access right? And you need a quick way for secure and encrypted connection through the unsecure public wifi. Here is a solution if you own a linuxbox somewhere out there. Continue reading Quick protection for public wifi access
I had the opportunity to be at one of the most inspiring events here in Greece. I saw persons that was really excited about the whole thing and I’m sure that they learnt a lot from the startupers.
Alexia Tsotsis, Mike Butcher and Niko Bonatsos did a great job keeping up the interest of the crowd asking questions to the point. Alexia seemed to be excited and proud for hosting such event here in Greece. Mike was very enthusiast spreading his energy to the crowd. Niko, even his enthusiasm he was very calm, I suppose because of his style.
Worth to mention that Mike Butcher is totally crazy and interesting person. At the end of the event he mentioned that he expect great things from Greek Startup scene and he promised that if we make progress, they’ll repeat TechCrunch Athens Meetup event again in the near future. Also, Mike announced that he will be happy to publish such Greek events. (Thank you Mike!)
Something is moving here in Greece, and we want to spread this new era to the world. Such events are very important for Greek startups because it’s a medium to show internationally that really great things happens in Greek Startup scene. Startups such as Bugsense, TaxiBeat, Helic, warp.ly, are just the beginning… I’m sure we’ll see great things in the near future.
I think mozilla caught the new era of the time and Firefox OS looks a promising technology for mobile devices. I think the time of web-alization of smartphone devices has come. Of course the parameters driving to success of this project will be multiple, but I expect from mozilla something really cool. So, I can’t wait to play with a device running Firefox OS. I took a phrase from mozilla’s site which describes the exact position of this new effort:
Firefox OS will produce an implementation of these new Web standards to free mobile platforms from the encumbrances of the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms.
Yesterday walking in the city centre of Thessaloniki, I found a tea shop with an interesting collection of tea flavors. The shop is called “tea routes” and I had the chance to smell some of the most strange tea flavors. I bought the one with Aloe flavor which is simply amazing! It’s highly recommended.