Archive for February, 2009
I won’t be able to make it, but if your interested in Linux and are in or around Boston/Cambridge, the BLU is having one of their installfests: Boston Linux Installfest XXXII When: Saturday February 28, 2009, 2008 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061 2 Amherst St, Cambridge Plenty of [...]
I thought this was pretty funny: It was up last week.
This assumes that you want to use Php with Apache2 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid. First install libapache2-mod-php5: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 Which will install the following extra packages: The following extra packages will be installed: apache2-mpm-prefork php5-common Suggested packages: php-pear php5-timezonedb And will remove apache2-mpm-worker (if you have it already installed). The following packages will [...]
I just found out via Jigtime that John Martyn passed away. He’s an artist I’d almost forgotten about, I had one of his albums years ago when I was in college in Dublin. Somewhere along the line I lost or misplaced it and never replaced it. I’d always meant to replace it and get to [...]
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0, codenamed Lenny, was recently released. Here’s a round of of articles about the release and why you might want to consider Debian for your infrastructure. Techworld sums up what this means for companies and highlights new features and security enhancements: http://www.techworld.com/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=110898 Debian 5.0, known as Lenny, will offer users improved security handling. [...]
If your installing RAD 7.5 (IBM Rational Application Developer) on Debian or Ubuntu, install the libstdc++5 package: apt-get install libstdc++5
Note to self: Disable the firewalling scripts (that listen on and block port 80) when starting webserver!
Aha! There is RoR support for Eclipse, via Aptana. I’ve just installed it and the instructions are a bit cryptic. Basically you have to install Aptana first (you can do this as an Eclipse plug-in). Then restart Eclipse and then install the Rails plugin called RadRails. Aptana also has Python and PHP support. Install Aptana: [...]
Can you believe this: 21,027 spams caught, 65 legitimate comments, and an overall accuracy rate of 100.000%. So this rinky-dink blog has gotten over 21,000 spam comments since July 2007, and 1,723 in January 2009. This is done by automated Spam bots; automated programs that scour the web for blogs to post comments on, and [...]
While writing some RoR code at home (or at least trying to grok the RoR way) I’ve alternating between using Emacs & Netbeans 6.5. Emacs is one true editor to rule them all, but what it’s lacking is code completion such as in Netbeans. I was working on test RoR project last night with Emacs, [...]