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I’m going to use the default Apache and PHP that come from the CentOS repositories (until I get irritated enough with how old they are…). So I just did an install of php-pecl-memcache and let yum fetch the “dependencies,” which, in this case, included Apache and PHP. O:-) In other news, I’m slightly confused about [...]
As much as I love open source software, I tend to shy away from the die-hard “OpenSource or bust” people. I use closed-source (“restricted”) drivers when need be, and they usually work better, since the vendors can optimize them. I’m quite frustrated, though, with ATI… The closed-source fglrx drivers give good performance, but have some [...]
Gnome (the desktop environment, not the creepy garden fixtures) has a “Trash Folder,” which is the functional equivalent of the Windows Recycle Bin. This is slightly problematic for those of us who are used to file “deletion” on Linux instantly unlinking the file, who don’t expect that the files are being moved somewhere. Especially as [...]
In the hopes of helping someone else… Ubuntu has two options for a plugin for Firefox to play Flash. There’s the open-source Gnash and “the real thing” from Adobe. Of course what Adobe provides is closed-source, so there seems to be a tendency to push Gnash. But having used Gnash, it’s awful. I give them [...]
It’s good to keep backups, especially of servers in remote data centers using old hard drives. rsync -vaEz –progress user@remote:/path /local/path In my case, I’m doing it as root and just copying /, although, in hindsight, I think I should have used the –exclude=… option… It doesn’t make any sense to me to “back up” [...]
I’ve been working on my resume as I seek to apply for a job that’s a neat blend of multiple interests–managing web projects (even in my preferred LAMP environment), politics, and even a management potential. And as I do it, I’m remembering all the stuff I did at FIRST, and reflecting on how much better [...]