Macbook rebuild part three

Still not got to MySQL, but am working on ImageMagick via Macports. It’s taking forever… While it’s been busy downloading this and that, I’ve been able to reactivate php, which is already installed in Leopard, but just commented out the of the httpd.conf file. I also put phpmyadmin under my ‘sites’ directory so that when

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Macbook rebuild part two

Updating rails should have been easy as ruby and rails are included in Leopard. I should have only had to do sudo gem update –include-dependencies And then it would all be right as rain. However, as Rails has recently made some big changes, and changed its gem repository from rubyforge to http://gems.rubyonrails.org, I needed to

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Spam filtering sorted on blog

You’d think that for such a  popular blogging system, that it would be easy to set one up that is hosted somewhere that requires all outbound requests go via a proxy. No such luck. It took a while to find the solution, and it’s easy enough when you know what to do, but finding the

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Macbook rebuild part one

I’m going to make sure that I keep track of what goes into the macbook. When it came back yesterday it was back in its pristine Tiger mode. First step therefore was to put Leopard in and to do the updates to bring it back up to scratch. This meant setting up the network stuff

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Mobile megatrends 2009

VisionMobile have put up an interesting presentation on their perspective of the mobile market for 2009. It offers some intriguing insights: lower Linux marketshare in handsets now than in 2006, and also a nice view of how the different licence agreements for the software, et al, is also affected by the governance of the same

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Welcome

Hey ho, here we go. This will be an ongoing experiment in putting down ideas and trying out content. The idea is that it should have stuff that is up for discussion, as well as a place to put things, which I can more readily find later. Hopefully, you’ll also find it useful.

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