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Random digging…

Tonight I attempted to get a one-click install app on Dreamhost running again. To be specific this is an installation of Gallery 2 written in PHP that sometime in 2007-2011 time period was a a great offering. It has been broken for some time. My access to Dreamhost over the last several years has primarily […]

CentOS – Parallels Virtual Appliance

Parallels, provides as part of their community section a nice directory of virtual appliances for download with Parallels 2.0 and above.  You can find it at Parallels Appliance Directory.  The CentOS 5 Server application has been a great starting point for me for testing deployments of some of our applications.  I really do love the […]

Cleaning up the .svn directories from OS X or Linux

Handy little command to quickly remove all those .svn subdirectories from a project. find . -type d -name .svn | xargs rm -rf another alternative find . -type d -name .svn’ -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rdf

Personal Brain 4.0

I’ve been using Personal Brain ( for a little over five years now. With this latest version they have finally released a client for OS X as well as for Linux. It is great to not have to use Parallels to access it. For a while I switched to Journlr under OS X, but I […]

RoR on Debian on Sparc

Installing Ruby on Rails from Source on a Debian Linux running on a Sun Ultra 5 Workstation, has been an adventure. Actually getting ruby on – no problem, download, make etc… Then getting Gems installed so I can install rails… not so easy. When attempting to run ruby setup.rb for Gems I encountered an error […]

Ubuntu – Dapper Drake

I’ve been playing with my Ultra 5 Workstations again. I decided that with a bit more memory and a current linux current and Gnome or KDE that they would make nice introductory/development machines for my kids. I pulled Debian Sarge R2, which is still using the 2.4.2x Kernl, and got things running smoothly, except when […]

Linux on MIPS

The ISO to CD approach for my Indy was flat wrong. I was unable to actually boot from CD’s. So I setup a TFTP server and DHCP server on one of my Ultra 5 workstations and booted the Indy using bootp to start from the network. I was able to get a debian linux 2.4.18 […]

Linux on different architectures

Well as I have been spending more and more time on linux, I decided it was time to break out some of the old hardware. I have an SGI Indy, and several Sun Ultra 5 machines, that still have their native OS’s installed. It’s time to move them to Linux, I’ve decided to use debian […]

A little bit of shell scripting…

The following information was handy since I have not done much in the way of shell scripting in a very long time. Borrowed this information from: Update: (10/7/2008) The above link is no longer valid, and since I didn’t reference enough of it to be useful, this post is now pointless.