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Java Web Applets

Java Web Applets

What are Java Applets and why do they exist? Java applets are Java applications which are embedded into a frame...

History   Web   Technology   Programming
The Browser Wars - Part III

The Browser Wars - Part III

The rise of changes Around the 90’s, Apple decides to begin working on their revolutionary phone, the iPhone. As development...

Web   History   2000's
Flash Games

Flash Games

Part One - Introduction Flash games were a big part of many people’s childhoods, maybe even yours. Maybe you are...

Hacking   Gaming
SimCity 3000 Hacking tricks

SimCity 3000 Hacking tricks

Editorial note: SimCity 3000 Unlimited is also known as SimCity 3000 World Edition, SimCity 3000 Édition mondiale, SimCity 3000 Korea...

Programming   Technology
Crystal

Crystal

Introduction Crystal is a new, object-oriented, general-purpose, compiled and statically type-checked language, has Ruby-like syntax and is very fast. Let’s...

History   Web   Technology   Programming
The Browser Wars - Part II

The Browser Wars - Part II

The Second Browser Wars With the death of Netscape Navigator, AOL-Netscape decided to open-source the browser code, and entrusted its...

Programming   Virtual Assistants
Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistants

Introduction You have very likely used virtual assistants or use them at a daily basis, but have you ever wanted...

History   Web   Technology   Programming
The Browser Wars - Part I

The Browser Wars - Part I

The Browser Wars - Part 1 The Browser Wars is a concept dating since the late 90s, which describes a...

Webserver   Technical
Caddyserver

Caddyserver

Caddy Server What is CaddyServer? Caddy server is a simple, yet heavily extensible webserver written in Go. It has been...

Web
Create your own Apache server

Create your own Apache server

Create your own Apache2 server Apache2 is another well-known HTTP server that powers many websites (like ours, before we switched...

Programming
Vim

Vim

Today we’ll talk about vim, the ubiquitous keyboard-driven highly customizable CLI text editor, first released in 1991 and, at the...

Design
Emotional design

Emotional design

What is the interest of including the “human” in the design of a product. You may have noticed it, but...

Programming
Emacs

Emacs

Emacs is a powerful text and source code editor with many advantages, available in GUI and CLI since 1984. In...

Hacking   Programming
Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering

Introduction I have written a simple C program that can check if a given int is a valid key. We...

Biology
Lucid dreams

Lucid dreams

Lucid dreams are really interesting phenomena… and super simple to understand! To have a lucid dream is to have a...

Web
Let's Encrypt

Let's Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt Let’s Encrypt is a project of the ISRG (Internet Security Research Group), an American non-profit organization (501)(3)(c) which...

Web
Set up your own Nginx web server

Set up your own Nginx web server

Set up your own Nginx web server Nginx is a well known HTTP server powering many web sites (like ours)...

Programming
What is AppleScript?

What is AppleScript?

AppleScript If you are a Mac user, you most probably have looked through all the apps you have in your...

Web
DNS over HTTPS

DNS over HTTPS

DNS over HTTPS DNS over HTTPS is a relatively new concept developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) which...

Cambodia
Discovery of Cambodia!

Discovery of Cambodia!

After having taken two flights, stopping at Hong Kong, we all arrived at Phnom Penh. The weather was quite warm...

Computers
Operating Systems

Operating Systems

What is an operating system? An operating system (often referred to as an OS) is a set of very low...

Linux
Run a bash script every N seconds

Run a bash script every N seconds

This is a quick and simple HowTo guide that’ll help you run a bash script every N seconds. Note that...

Web
What is TLS?

What is TLS?

What is TLS about? TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, being a protocol which helps encryption of sensitive content over...

Biology
How does the brain work?

How does the brain work?

Most people know that the brain is divided in two halves called hemispheres by the cerebral fissure… But did you...

Web
Obtain a free domain name!

Obtain a free domain name!

Thanks to GitHub education, it is possible do obtain a free ‘.me’ domain provided by Namecheap. You can also host...

Biology
How does the nervous system work?

How does the nervous system work?

How does the brain control our body? From the embryo, 4 weeks into pregnancy, to the birth, and then up...

Technology
Storage options

Storage options

What are the different types of hard drives? All computers and servers are equipped with hard drives, but they are...

Biographies
Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds

Who is Linus Torvalds? Linus Torvalds is one of the most famous programmers of our era: he is the creator...

Physics
At which temperature does water freeze?

At which temperature does water freeze?

Surprise! We’ve all been taught that fresh water freezes at 32 degrees F, 0°C, 273.15 K. However, it is possible...

Biology
Can fish change sex?

Can fish change sex?

Yes! Fish have incredible ways to ensure that their genetic diversity continues to survive and that they stay well adapted...

Annoucements
HackDown Creation

HackDown Creation

Hello wanderer! you have approached a site of knowledge fashioned in the manner of modern blogs. As you shall see...