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Archive for February, 2010

Servage Web Development Course Part 6: Protect your files and folders with htaccess

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by Servage
Hey there! Part five is now a few weeks old, and it's about time for the next step! Today the topic is simple file/folder protection with the help of htaccess (don't worry if you have no clue what that means). When you develop on a new project it's nice to be able to keep the public out, while working on it. And I am sure you can also come up with a whole lot of different reasons why you would want to protect certain files. What is htaccess protection? Htaccess files (hypertext access files) allow you to alter the configuration of the web-server to an extend permitted by the server administrator (which ...

You are what you read

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 by Servage
The time we spend online What is is that we spend so much time with in the online world (besides work)? Reading an interesting article about this the other day (offline, can you believe it?), I learned that West Europeans spend about 1 hour every day online, reading blogs and news (not work, or other productive stuff, just the daily private catching up with personal interests). On top of that, they spend 15 min every day, checking if new blog entries or news have been posted... I couldn't help but wonder, if we are all really getting to that point where we - on top of consuming a lot of information via the Internet - also spend another ...