Awesome sig tag

Some times you're reading a post on a forum and you find just the perfect gem of a signature line. Like this one.
For you Unix geeks: chown -R us ./base
And it's all mine now, ya hear me? All mine!!!! :-D

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) LAMP Server Installation

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Edgy Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.

The LAMP option saves the trouble of installing and integrating each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications. You get increased security, reduced time to install, and reduced risk of misconfiguration, all of which results in a lower cost of ownership.

Ubuntu LAMP server Install the following Versions

Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10
Apache 2.0.55
Mysql 5.0.24a
PHP 5.1.6

First you need to download server version of Ubuntu version from here...

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CERTStation Threat-Level Aggregator

Just spotted, the CERTStation Threat level Aggregator displays the current threat level, in real-time, as assessed by 8 of the Internet's leading vulnerability watch services such as Symantec Threatcon, ISS Alertcon and SANS Infocon on one publically accessible Web page. Well, that saves a lot of daily trudging! (Warning - site is heavy on the flash...)

PC World's 20 Most Innovative Products of 2006

PC World has put together a list of their choices for the 20 Most Innovative Products of 2006. The List includes Office 2007, Nintendo Wii, Sony Reader, Sony PlayStation 3, the BlackBerry Pearl, and some other interesting choices.


FSF Launches "BadVista" Campaign

Article on Slashdot Saturday on the launch of the FSF's BadVista campaign against Microsoft's new operating system. BadVista's aim is to inform users about the alleged harms inflicted by Vista on the user and about free software alternatives. Quoting program administrator John Sullivan:
Vista is an upsell masquerading as an upgrade. It is an overall regression when you look at the most important aspect of owning and using a computer: your control over what it does. Obviously MS Windows is already proprietary and very restrictive, and well worth rejecting. But the new 'features' in Vista are a Trojan Horse to smuggle in even more restrictions. We'll be focusing attention on detailing how they work, how to resist them, and why people should care.


Quick Update

So yeah, been pretty busy since I started the new gig. Work has been very good, keeping fairly busy and most importantly, it's been rewarding while in the office and once I leave the office, I'm off the clock. What a novel feeling. I could definitely get used to this.

The commute is definitely a drag however. Bright spot is that I only drive for 15 minutes each way, and public transportation does the rest. Catching up on my reading and sleep along the way. Unfortunately, it's so daggone LONG!! An hour on the bus and an hour on the Metro, each way, minimum. I leave the house by 4:40am to get into work by 7am, and leave work by 4pm to get home by 6:45pm. Ugh. Starting January though I'm going to try and start taking the MARC train again. There's a stop right at Silver Spring Metro, right where I work, so that's nice. I can't swing the schedule from Martinsburg though (besides the fact there's no parking to be found, I wouldn't get home till 7:15pm at the earliest). So I think I'll be driving to Monacacy (45-min drive) and then taking the train from there. If I swing it right, and can catch the 4:03pm train out of Silver Spring, I could be home around 6pm. That would be a tremendous improvement, besides the fact that I wouldn't have to switch transports halfway, and I wouldn't have to wait out in bad weather (Monocacy has a covered platform, and I wouldn't be at the one at work very long prior to the train arriving).

So that's work. Home life, even busier, with all the school plays and recitals and the Nutcracker and such. Last performance of the season is tonight, at Carrie's school.

Then we get to really gear up for Christmas... be nice to have sort of an open house before the holidays but I don't see that happening with the time we have... Also it's really important that I get a weekend away with Donna. Time spent together lately is close to nil.

And there you have it. Bored ya to tears yet?

On the gaming horizon, we have the World of Warcraft expansion, Burning Crusade released mid-January, and the newest Command & Conquer is due out 1Q 2007 as well. W00t! I know what I'm spending my Christmas money on...