Vitural Host

I was trying to set up a virtual host with Apache on my MacBook and it turned out to be a bigger deal than I thought it would be.

Here are the steps that I took to setup “something.local”

First add a alias name to the mac os.
1) Open terminal Applications/Utilites/Terminal
2) Type “sudo nano /etc/hosts” (without quotes) and enter your password
3) Go to the end of the file using the arrow keys and add to the file “ something.local” (without quotes)
4) Control X (Not apple key Control) , The “Y” key and enter
5) Now another config file type “sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf”
6) Go to the end of the File and add
NameVirtualHost *:80

< virtualhost *:80>
DocumentRoot “/Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Sites/something.local”
ServerName something.local
ServerAlias www.something.local
< /virtualhost>

After restarting the computer when you type in “something.local” in to your web browser Apache will try to server up the index file in the something.local in you sites folder

Appjet and Agrid

I have found a new way of doing small simple web applications. It is through a web service called Appjet. Appjet host web apps written in JavaScript, they have made there own little way of doing thing but it works out well enough to make something worth while. To try out there system I made a simple ads grid (you and someone else trade ads on your web sites(s) to get more views). It is about 90 lines of JavaScript, and from the test that I have run, it works well enough to maybe drive a few more viewers to your site.

Net DataBase in javascript

I do not know who cares but I have had this for some time. It is a small network database in JavaScript. It is base on Taffydb. It syncs the data through the freewebs jjax base shout box system. I do not know what the limit is on the data base, I think that at some point freewebs would turn of your shout box but I do not know. I have a demo here. Your name is enter in to the data base. You could also use globalStorage to save some data on the clients computer. Because all of the data is over HTTP Get request I think that each cell would have about a 500 bite limit.


This is my new web site and it is under construction currently so check in back later because I am working hard to get this site ready. At this point I think I will end up writing all the code myself because I have not found a CMS that I like.