Blog posts tagged “linux


So, for the first time in my life I can say that I have installed Gentoo on my PC!

Was it worth the compile time? NO.

Am I glad I did it? Well, yes. It was an experience in the field of OSes in the 'compile everything' mentality. Maybe I'll try slackware next (I have no excuse not to what with LVM!).

Actually, it wasn't particularly hard to get running. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I actually had a functioning system with openssh running within a few hours - not including the time it took to convert Arch to the new LVM system (which is now all up and running) - in fact(...)

New PC, New Blogging Style

This is the first official post in my new 'journal-style' blogging method: write a post after most days, detailing what exactly I've been doing.

So, to start with, today I...didn't do that much. Lol. Well, I sorted out alot of computer problems, as per usual. In fact I'm sorting out a computer problem right now. I'll talk about that first:

Yesterday I accidentally-on-purpose acquired my eighth personal computer (well, I say 'my' as in 'in my house'), it's a reasonably-modern but lightweight PC that used to have Windows Vista Home Basic on it (which is a synonym for dog shit).
Of course (...)

Almost killed my server

It turns out it's easier to kill something (almost) with software than with hardware! At least for me it is :)

I replaced the ageing and *crap* "450W" no-name PSU from the server a few days ago with a great Corsair one (Corsair are the best), after a scare about crashing every few days (ie. if I'd left the PSU in there, the whole thing would have blown up before long).

So, with all running smoothly again, I decided to do a little server smashing with PHP and GD.....

Well, that wasn't my original plan. My original plan was to build something with PHP that would generate a visual graph (...)

Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook

We've had a Samsung NC10 netbook for a while now. It came with Windows XP (yes this is 2010), obviously I wiped that out with Windows 7 the day we got it.

Yesterday I decided to give Ubuntu 10.04 a go, as Windows 7 was bogged down in shit (viruses! fake antivirus software that installs trojans! you name it!...). Well, I'd been wanting to put some form of Linux on it for a while anyway (as I personally prefer it to Windows).

Ubuntu 10.04 runs astoundingly well on it (*much* faster than Windows), in fact I'm posting this from Ubuntu. Here's a screenshot just for proof :D

Obviously t(...)

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