The idea of a "purpose" or "reason why" has a strong hold on the human imagination, and has a special resonance when we think about the universe itself. However, modern science has gradually eroded the... continue readingposted by Kulpims T'dna (kulpims) 7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago • 620 views • 1:16:14
"Matter tells space how to curve, and space tells matter how to move." -- John Wheeler (physicist)posted by moesephoes 1 decade 1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago • 1,245 views
from Peanuts on Dailymotion: A collection of stories related to Christmas where the Peanuts gang goes about preparing for the holidays in their own unique ways.posted by Issykitty 1 decade 1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago • 1,981 views
Lauren O'Connell collaborates with Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose on this track. This is my current favorite song, I can't get it out of my head.posted by blutruth 1 decade 1 year 7 months ago • 5,434 views • 3:56
I find myself getting squeezed between the idea of returning to the 9-5 grind (which does not appeal) and getting weary of the self-employed lark. But I have this one idea which might make some bucks.
It is of course a web application and one that I know would appeal to my clients. Importantly I would find it useful as well. Now like most of you I'm a veteran of using and signing up to web services and have a pile of buzzwords floating around my head, things like java, ruby-on-rails, frameworks, perl, python, oracle, google web toolkit, Microsoft bizspark etc etc etc. But I'm not a web developer and having a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous. I worry about the choices I might make.
I'm also building up a collection of links on how one might proceed but I'm starting to drown in the information. I need clarity.
Links like this have helped - http://blog.huddle.net/developing-a-web-application-on-a-shoestring-budget
To be a little more specific the app is involved in document management so issues of managing versions and backups would be critical. Other than that it's going to be designed for a non-techy audience so simplicity is key. I've done a cool looking mockup and have a good idea of what I want. I know I want to start small, get a few clients to test it and then scale up gradually. And I have precious little money to do this with.
I just wonder if anyone has thoughts on this and what things I should be watching out for.
Mario made Nintendo richer than oil tycoon Jesus and this is how his fans thank him?posted by rasch187 1 decade 1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago • 1,493 views
Confirmed Date: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 in LONDON
Confirmed Location: CANTALOUPE in the East End (off Old Street), starting from 8:00 pm
Location on Google Maps
We have five confirmed participants so far: BreaksTheEarth, gwiz665, ornthoron, haldaug and maatc
I have reserved a corner for eight people hoping some more local London sifters will show. The more the merrier!
Here is an accomodation suggestion for out of towners
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