Simple remote support for inexperienced users

Students are often confronted with minor IT-problems of friends and family, who are not too familiar in the usage of computers. These problems could often be solved in minutes when personally interacting with the pc. Enabling common remote support, finding out the IP-address, configuring router... seems too complicated for these users. Which approach can be taken?

Synchronize large amounts of Files in heterogeneous (home-) networks

Many people are using notebooks and workstations with different operating systems and want to have all user files perfectly synchronized. There are several options to archive this, which is the best in regards of performance and usability.

to make a "formularvorlage" with TeX

i would like to produce the forms, i have to create for work using TeX.

Searchable Tagging for movies

i was tired of searching to a not very helpful folderstructure to find the movie or the group of movies, i was searching for. so i thought about ways to get better access.

Improving User Interaction on Web Applications

Indeed, tradtional web apps make use of XHTML and CSS, but this is only an attempt to inscrease flexibility on styling and structuring issues or no more than readability. However, concerns of user interactions are not beeing touched by these technologies.

Common technologies do not deal with interactions like drag'n'drop, autosuggestion or even to quash annoying page reloads on filling forms – to name but a few.

Which technologies are able to face this issues adequately, without reinventing the wheel nor requiring exotic and/or proprietary plugins.

Study organisation

Especially if you are affected by a curriculum change, it could be hard to find out which courses you should attend. There can be multiple constraints:
- already "used" courses for a bachelor study
- courses being available in multiple catalogs.

Make Databases accessible for the Semantic Web

Besides (re)creating data manually, automatic generation or extraction of information already there is a possibility. One more specific possibility are databases which already contain huge amount of highly structured data (for example content management systems or the so called deep web). But how can we make this data part of the semantic web?

blog but how

Hello all,

I´m using typo3 for the website i would be happy if there is a good extension for blogging in typo3. What are your experiences? Is it better use an external blogger?

As I am a totally blogging noob, what blogging engine would you recommend me, should i host the blog on my own or use one from a free blogging platform in the internet?

I know that these are a plenty of answers at one time. Sorry for that. Please feel free to ask any or all of them.

Thanks in advance!

Run JRubyOnRails App as a windows service

I try to manage to deploy a JRuby on Rails App as a windows service using Mongrel as Application server. With Ruby this is straight forward using the gem mongrel_service (see but the jruby mongrel does not support this feature.

Has anybody an idea how to manage this with JRuby? Thanks in advance!

Show hidden files on Mac OSX

The Mac OSX Finder is used to navigate through directories and to show files. Mysteriously Apple does not provide a function to show hidden files. Therefore it is only possible to view those files in the Shell. And it is also only via the shell possible to edit or work with these files, because most programs use the standard finder open dialog.


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