I am in the process of setting up a website on my own hardware.
The plataform is as follows:

IBM RS/6000 7025-F50.
Couple hundred GB of Disk Space, Etc.
AIX 5.2
Apache Version 2.x
Ruby 1.8.2 - when I find the way to get it to compile.
DSL 1.52/780 up/down from Cyberonic with my own static IP address.
I registered the name childrenutopia.com and .org and I plan to open a
non-profit corp.

Goals:
Set up a website dedicated to help children in need.
Set up a ruby mirror repository.
Use Ruby as the development language, once I master it.

Question:
How do I use the mod_ruby that manhy people discuss? I know that the
mod_ruby name goes in the httpd.conf file, but how is it used?

I hear people discussing ruby websites. What do they mean by that? Are
these websites that alllow users to program with ruby? or what?

Do anyone outthere knows of a relatively inexpensive way to get a fast
line to the web? The DSL that I have is very slow and it paints the
screen rather slowly.
If you have any suggestion for a line provider, I live in NYC.

Thank you and forgive the naive questions.