I’ve got ideas for coding projects involving PHP, MySQL and Ruby. I know that I need more practice, but I really would like to set up a dictionary server for me and parts of my frenchclass. We could not find a good open source library for french->german, german->french. I would like to create a database, that would be able to be converted into a textfile, readable by ding, an open source, linux dictionary application. I have never started a database project before, so this is going to be fun. I’ll need a server that is available 24/7 or at least mostly. The amount of traffic will not be large, so I would be really happy if someone would offer me a user and one or two databases on his/her server. Since this is not very likely to happen, I will set up a low-end server by the end of the month and find some place for it.
Learning ruby is fun. I try to drag other people in it and some of them seem to be interested. I think I’m making progress in small steps and I’m looking forward to the integration of Ruby in The Gimp, so I some day maybe will be able to write Gimp extensions in Ruby.