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HAProxy is a high availability, software-based HTTP load balancing tool that I’ve seen gaining a lot of traction in large server cluster and cloud computing environments. I’m currently using it as part of a pre-built, cluster image that a third party vendor is maintaining, and it’s performance impressed me enough... Read more »

Here’s some info about our upcoming Maker Faire Newcastle 2009- The first UK Maker Faire will take place in Newcastle 14-15 March 2009 as part of Newcastle ScienceFest – a 10 day festival celebrating creativity and innovation. In the last decade Newcastle has joined forces with neighbouring Gateshead and has... Read more »

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an ice rink in your back yard? Instructables user Instructors writes: For 3 years now my family has been putting up a homemade ice rink in our backyard. The method was a very simple one only requiring a flat area, some PVC, a large... Read more »

Instructables user bwitmer writes: Here is how I built my own combination cider and cheese press. After a great apple harvest this year, I was inspired to obtain my own cider press. However, after pricing one and seeing that they cost exactly one arm and one leg to purchase I... Read more »

Sights and sounds from the ITP winter show 2008 (video). Read more »

Seattle schools were closed today (snow!), so my son decided to make a project from No Starch Press’s new book, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders. We really like this book – it consists of ten projects designed by the contributors to the NXT Step blog. The book is not for... Read more »

I really enjoyed looking at this Steampunk monitor mod shape up, from concept to fabrication. The plumbing-based swing-arm mechanism is particularly awesome. Antipodean Steampunk Adventures via BrassGoggles Read more »


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