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Saturday, 27 May 2006

whoosh goes the weekend.

I can't believe it's nearly a week since the Eurovision Song Contest (hooray! Finland won!) and, with a bit of work and some days at home that rushed past with the recovery from nights and general pottering about, here we are nearly at Sunday again!

Things are moving on apace with my new webserver. Hopefully you'll have spotted that the website, gallery, forum, and - of course - this blog will be working that much more quickly.

That's not without a substantial amount of wrestling, though - I had to re-install mysql and php for Apache and - more frustratingly, work out how get my Movable Type blog to work. In the event it turned out that I needed a specific Perl module for mysql to get it going...

As if that wasn't complicated enough, to compile this cheeky little bit of software, I had to install the elusive Developer Tools which, for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) are available on the installation CDs (phew!) but it did have me worried for a while.

So.. the website's across, I've finally wrestled with File Sharing to make sure that all the data is accessible from the various Windows PCs about the place, and sorted out the printers... once again, I'm really glad it's got a fairly familiar Linux back-end, so I can fine-tune it to my satisfaction.

So.. all that needs to be sorted now is:

  • email : I've yet to install various bits to port my email database across
  • MP3 streaming : I've yet to install nicecast yet - hopefully it'll be quite trivial, though.

I've really enjoyed playing with my new mac mini, though. If I have any gripes it would be that Front Row (the whizzy "giant iPod with a remote control" thing) keeps hanging up when I'm running OSXVnc, and that, despite its claims, iPhoto runs like a bow-legged dinosaur with the 7000 photos I threw at it this morning.

I guess I'm probably doing something wrong though... as soon as I find out what, I'll let you know.

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Posted by james at May 27, 2006 10:25 PM

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