Did you know? Short rant on Nuclear Fusion.

I am not a physicist but this topic sounds interesting to me. The National Ignition Facility in Livermore, CA made the news when on July 5th, 2012 it fired 500 trillion watts worth of energy into a 2 millimeter diameter target by simultaneously pulsing 192 incredibly powerful laser beams¹.  Can you imagine what 500 trillion […]

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Wind your own coils quickly

I posted this as instructable at instructables.com/id/Wind-your-own-coils-quickly/ Ever needed to wind a coil quickly? Coils can be used to make actuators, electromagnets, and even to communicate energy! I use small copper coils in my micro RC airplanes and I wind my own coils quickly with this tip. (See some of the planes I built on my […]

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Laravel applications to learn from

Couple days ago I posted about Laravel – a PHP framework that allows developers to quickly build applications. Today I will post links to a few source code repositories that you could learn from if you are developing in Laravel. Here are a few applications made in Laravel : Bootsnipp.com – A user driven HTML […]

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Laravel framework extensions

Yesterday I posted about Laravel – a PHP framework for developers that is quick to learn and implement. Today I will summarize a list of extensions for Laravel that might be helpful in development of a real-world applications. Laravel Markdown Sparkdown Bundle is simple bundle to provide Markdown and Markdown Extra functions.Details and download can […]

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Laravel framework for Web Artisans.

Recently I was faced with a task of choosing a best PHP framework that would work as infrastructure for a few of my personal projects and also for the startup I’m working for. I’ve got some experience with Ruby on Rails and loved the simplicity of making web apps with it. Ruby on Rails takes […]

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Create thumbnails in Python

I needed a script that would take a folder of pictures, resize the pictures, save them in a new folder and also make square thumbnails with the picture centered in the thumbnail. This Python script that I wrote does this very task quickly and produces lean images ( for example resulting thumbnails are 8 Kb […]

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Build mobile apps faster with PhoneGap

Native mobile apps within hours, not weeks?  How so, you say? For example you need to built a company directory, a calculator, a webapp that uses GPS, camera or accelerator, just like a native app would do. Yes, it is possible with PhoneGap, a native app living on your smartphone and running HTML, CSS and […]

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