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[23 Jan 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

**This is a setup for my PERSONAL use and works well as such. I would suggest something different in a team environment.
In my afterlife as a try-hard Joomla web developer who only ever dreams of having my sites getting a full validation at www.wc3.org, I have tried a number of different setups to get an effective development environment happening. Here’s a setup I have been using for about a year that works well for me, scales well for multiple websites and is quite simple to create more hosts.
My development machine …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Windows Administration »

[21 Jan 2007 | One Comment | ]

I became a fulltime Linux DESKTOP convert approx 8 months ago even though I have been administering, using, toying and playing with it for years. There were two programs holding me back from the changeover:
1. Dreamweaver
2. Fireworks
I finally made that changeover by keeping both programs available on my Wife’s windows PC that I can connect to via Remote Desktop. Not long after the changeover, I decided to give Wine another try. It was basically a matter of:
1. Install Wine via Synaptic (Wine 0.9.23)
2. Copy all my “Program Files\Macromedia\” files across …

Hardware & Gadgetry »

[19 Jan 2007 | No Comment | ]

So, Summer is finally deciding to raise the temperature here in Australia right now, which has meant that my normally quiet AMD x2 3800+ has been slowly raising it’s CPU Fan speed from a nice, quiet 3000 rpm to an annoying 5500 rpm screamer. It became unbearable, so I decided to do something about it.
Until I had time to research which heatsink, cooler combo I needed (wanted), I thought I would try a little Arctic Silver on it, to see if it would have any effect. So, I whip …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Windows Administration »

[4 Jan 2007 | One Comment | ]

I’ve longed for the day when I could do away with my “Programs Menu” altogether. I had been searching for something to do this kind of thing for a while when I came across Quicksilver for Macintosh. Those Macintosh people sicken me. How dare they have something so cool?
If you’re a software whore like me that has a Start Menu that fills an entire 19″ monitor or hate the nested menus that are so common in Linux Distributions, then you will fall in love with Launchy and Katapult.
What do they …