jerquiaga (859470) writes "I'm working on a project with a rural school in Africa that has limited bandwidth through satellite. What we'd like to do is be able to setup a local copy of Wikipedia and Wikibooks on a server for them so the kids can use those resources but not cut into their bandwidth to get to it. I can find plenty of info on downloading database dumps and setting those up, but I'm wondering if any Slashdot readers have come up with a good way to sync only the changes that happen after the initial dump (again, to save bandwidth). What say you, Slashdot readers?" top
jerquiaga writes "I work for a non-profit camp in the mountains where hardline connections are fairly expensive. I know we can get satellite connections fairly cheaply (in comparison), but the bandwidth is not that great. To make them a viable option, I'd like to tie together 3 or 4 satellite connections, and then have a lower speed landline as a backup. Does anyone in the Slashdot crowd know of a (relaively) cheap router that would allow for multiple WAN connections, and potentially load balance requests over those multiple WAN connections? Cost is definitely a factor, but ease of use/administration is also a concern." top
jerquiaga (859470) writes "I recently started working in the IT department of a non-profit camp which still uses paper applications. We would love to streamline our application process, make it easier for our HR people to manage those applications, and allow people to submit applications online. We would like to be able to build in our own functionality as well, and don't have a lot of money to spend on the project. Has anyone in the Slashdot community used a great open source application management program?" top
jerquiaga (859470) writes "My fiancee and I are trying to get things ready for our wedding, and we had what (we think) is a great idea. Since almost all of our friends have digital cameras, we want to setup a sharing site where we can collect all of their pictures from the wedding. We are looking for one site that will let a bunch of people upload to it, but will also allow us to download the originals? What does the Slashdot crew think? Where should we go?" top
jerquiaga (859470) writes "My little sister inadvertently signed up for a class on HTML and CSS, but she doesn't have any real HTML knowledge to speak of. To complicate matters, her teacher sent out a syllabus that told the students they need to find their own textbook. So I ask you, the Slashdot crowd, what would be a good book that addresses both HTML 4 and CSS in a way that a beginner would understand?"