Building a Christmas Music Light Show with a Raspberry Pi

Learn how to build your own Christmas music light show using a Raspberry Pi, a little Python, a midi-listening C script, and a whole bunch of lights.


The Easy Way to Install the MongoDB PHP Driver on Ubuntu 12.04

Having trouble installing the MongoDB PHP Driver (mongodb-php-driver) on your Ubuntu 12.04 server? Here is the easy way to get it installed.


Post Data to a Remote Server (Cross-domain) with jQuery in PhoneGap

Android and iPhone apps built with PhoneGap are (because of PhoneGap's nature) compiled code, and because this compiled code is not a browser, you can execute cross-domain requests. In this short tutorial, I'll provide some sample code for sending a POST request to a remote server.


Upload a File to a Remote Server with PhoneGap

I recently started looking at PhoneGap as a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. The process, so far, has been going very well. I've been able to build a basic application with very little trouble. I did, however, hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP on the remote server), to a remote server.