On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Having a playground where you can experiment aggressively is useful. I'm a
> fan of Amazon EC2 because you can create servers in minutes for pennies per
> hour and try things you'd never want to do with real hardware. It's nice
> when you can completely restore a destroyed server in a couple minutes.
Ah, in a similar vein, having a VM setup can help a lot with playing
around. Look into VirtualBox and set up a VM. It's a lot easier once
you get the hang of it than the old days when you almost needed a
physical machine to play around.