johnemcintyre

The mentor you wish you had

I drove up to Bel Air on Monday to have lunch with Andy Faith and give him a copy of The Old Editor Says, which is dedicated to him.It was a sunny day, and I had the luck of a Haydn symphony on the radio for the trip up and the trip back. Andy was in good form, healthy and cheerful. He says that he has enjoyed retirement more than he expected to when he left The Sun in 2008, and the project that he has been working on, a vast family...

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Reimagine the Concept of Education

From Rosemary Leith, Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation. This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Look out your window at the slum over the wall in New Delhi and imagine how you can change the way the world educates. Armed with the world-changing practical philosophy of Internet pioneers before him that a computer can do anything you can imagine, Sugata Mitra is showing that if you pose a big question...

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Installing a 4 node Fedora 18 OpenStack Folsom cluster with PackStack

For a few months now Derek has been working on a tool called PackStack, which aims to facilitate & automate the deployment of OpenStack services. Most of the time I’ve used DevStack for deploying OpenStack, but this is not at all suitable for doing production quality deployments.  I’ve also done production deployments from scratch following the great Fedora instructions. The latter work but require the admin to do far too much...

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Building ePub with PHP and Markdown

The ePub format is a publishing standard built on top of XHTML, CSS, XML and more. And since PHP is well suited for working with HTML and friends, why not use it to build ebooks? In this article we’ll see what goes into building a tool for creating ePub packages starting from a set of content files. Maybe it’s your next best selling cyber-sci-fi novel or documentation for your latest code project… because we all...