Yearly Archives: 2009

Updating PHP and MySQL on Debian

so a client particularly wanted php 5.3 for a project and mysql 5.1 but at the moment needs to operate on smallest possible footprint.

i did some research on it and actually found a useful resource for updated php and mysql resources called Dotdeb – http://dotdeb.org

the idea of this repository is to keep the core lamp stack binaries up to date and keep support for the ease of updating (via apt-get)

so upon taking a look i decided to trial it on my personal vps and with my niggles i rolled it out to the work server i manage along with the client too.

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Google Wave – First Glance

well i finally got my wave invite, got in, found that for 100,000 first wave of invites there must be a lot of Anthony Somerset’s because i couldnt get a preferred username πŸ™

first looks. looks much like my mail client just a bit more shined up

bit underwhelming as no one is online at the moment,

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Forget being Dugg

as the title says forget being dugg by the site digg.com! its been noticed that traffic on digg.com’s front page is down, this would immediately suggest that the digg effect is no longer as bad as it once could be (taking sites offline just because it hit the front page of digg.com)

i want to suggest the new alternative to being dugg…

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now hosted on VPS.net

WOOHOOO

this site is now hosted on my nodes at VPS.net, personally i noticed a big speed improvement, hopefully using Aegir Drupal Hosting software helps make my drupal site management easier and more pain free along with getting more resources available to do more here πŸ™‚

i hope the readership (i think its just me!) enjoys the improvement,

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VPS.net Thoughts and review (kinda)

ok so this is kind of a review but not, i hope you stay with me, there are many excellent reviews of VPS.net and what it does out there and i dont want to rehash that. if you want a full review of what VPS.net does then i can wholeheartedly support this review over at GetOnTheCloud:
http://getonthecloud.info/2009/09/24/review-vps-net-cloud-computing-by-the-node/
i will rehash there pricing bit to put it in perspective for UK pricing,

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So… whats all the big fuss about Snow Leopard?

So Apple released there new operating system a couple of weeks ago now it was labelled as Leopard only better so if you want a direct comparision from microsoft for example windows 7 really should be named Windows Snow Vista or Windows Vista 2.0.

i have had great joy in being able to test both these systems in the last couple of weeks,

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