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Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, vi, vim and gvim »

[25 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

I came across this link today..the title of it says -15 Years of Vi + 5 years of Vim and still learning
maybe it’s my sick sense of humour but I like it plus it’s a great vim resource I need to keep track of.
The question is, is it a usability issue or is it just that it’s so powerful and so many features that it’s an endless learning curve?
On the topic, there’s a very funny book from 1997 called “The Unix haters handbook” I came across while visiting a local …

FreeNX & NoMachine, Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[21 Jun 2007 | 5 Comments | ]

Wow.. a great week it has been in the enterprise Linux world.
Last week, we had:

Mindquarry 1.1 released
TinyERP released a web client and a new version
OpenBravo 2.30 released

and while it’s not truly open source, NoMachine released V3 of their NX server and finally, they have introduced
desktop sharing and session shadowing

Now, if your an admin, it’s a no-brainer to set it up – you can either do it from NX Manager (make sure you have V3 also) or you can edit /usr/NX/etc/server.cnf
You can checkout all the directives from the Admin guide …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration »

[7 Jun 2007 | 10 Comments | ]

I originally titled this article “Open Source Collaboration – Stumbling upon Open Source Gems” but I know that I have been searching around using the current title’s keywords, so I thought it would be worthy to use it.
I’ve been in discussion with David Lee from Open Source Green Vehicle about using MediaWiki as the beginnings of a Product Data Management and collaboration platform. You can read David’s article here about the subject. I have been looking for a collaboration platform for myself also. The difference between the two is David …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration »

[29 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

I run a webhosting business based in Sydney, Australia specialising in supporting open source software and managed / custom solutions for our clients.
A bit off-topic here but for any web hosts reading this, there’s some great up and coming GPL control panels AND billing systems.
Billing Systemhttp://www.ultrize.com/minibill/ (Simple & small but looks good)http://www.solid-state.org/ (More complete and last I looked they had WHM integration in Subversion)
but I digress..
The point is we are migrating from an old custom-written php/mysql billing system written by the previous owner of the business to Modernbill. The …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Python »

[23 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Two days ago, I was doing my weekly browse of Freshmeat when I came across Pylucid,a CMS that seems to be getting refactored from it’s original Python foundations into Django.
Now, it’s versioning is still 0.8.0alpha1 and yes, it is alpha quality software with many things not working etc. but SOME things really struck me about it.

It’s the first Django released application I have seen that came as an ‘all-in-one’ bundle; meaning I downloaded it, untarred it, clicked the standalone_run.bat and the thing ran on Django’s built-in webserver.
To achieve this, it …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration »

[13 May 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

I have been seeing a surge in people searching for ‘launchy linux’ in my stats from one of my previous posts.
I love seeing new ideas that change the way we use something that was considered just a normal part of life. Launchy, Quicksilver and Katapult are great examples of this. I was reading the other day about keyboard shortcuts and one guy said he gets so frustrated to see someone click in the URL bar and then press or hold delete until the old URL was gone before typing the …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration »

[12 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

As I have said before, I am a wannabe web design, developer – I’m actually a wannabe everything but that’s another story.
Anyway, I have a few sites I have implemented using Sifr fonts by Mike Davidson. If you don’t know about Sifr fonts, essentially it gives you the ability to use antialiased fonts by using a mixture of flash and javascript to replace the initial text. It’s very cool and has all kind of fallbacks in case no javascript, no flash etc.
Anyway, one things sifr 2.0 doesn’t do is …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Python »

[2 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Disclaimer: I am not a programmer ;)
In my last entry, I had a dig at Microsoft’s Silverlight for not being cross-platform and referenced python as an example of a truly cross-platform language. I’ve been wanting to collect many of my thoughts and research on the topic and want to put it all together in a place I can reference.
First up: Why Python and / or it’s derivatives
It’s Cross-Platform – truly
I am a Systems Administrator, with an equal share of my day spent between different *nix varieties & Windows. When I …

Internet Goodness, Python »

[19 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

As part of our MSDN subscription, I am subscribed to MSDN Flashes.. newsletter blurbs about how Microsoft are doing great things.
Today’s story is about “Silverlight” – the sound of which has a textmate, expose, finderish ring to it to me.. but anyway.
At the Microsoft blurb, it seems Microsoft want to take on the role that currently Adobe’s Flash plays. Thankfully, Adobe recently released Flash player 9.0 for Linux.. which means it truly is cross-platform.
Here’s what Microsoft have to say about Silverlight
What is Silverlight?Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for …

Internet Goodness »

[17 Apr 2007 | No Comment | ]

Well, I just spent over an hour writing a post about my switch from PCLinuxOS to Ubuntu Feisty that was wiped in an instant by clicking on history inside Scribefire (previously Performancing) and it instantly wiped what I had type. No backs, no undos.. just instant deletion of everything I typed.
So word for the day.. Scribefire sucks ..no really, I like it, just not that part.
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