A very simple representation of the procedure programmers follow when developing systems looks like this: The client (sometimes the programmer themselves) comes to the programmer with a problem which needs to be solved. The programmer comes up with a solution to the problem, this can range anywhere from simply saying “I can solve this!” to […]
A couple of days ago I received my brand new Lenovo ThinkPad L520 laptop, and after using it for a couple of days I am really impressed with it. While I’ve been having trouble installing and keeping Ubuntu stable, the hardware itself is fantastic.
UPDATE #2: I have added a page onto my blog where I will post my troubleshooting notes for dealing with Ubuntu 11.04 on the ThinkPad L520.
I came across an interesting issue at work today. We have a PHP script which monitors a socket on our phone system to save call logs into a database. It’s pretty simple, but it needs to run constantly to catch all the phone calls going through the system. So I did some goggling and found […]
I wrote this article for my work’s public blog – go there and post comments so I look cool 🙂
I know very little about networking and IPv4 addresses… and even less about IPv6. A while ago I managed to set up this server to support my three IPv4 addresses over the one interface – very useful for websites with multiple/dynamic domain names when you manually edit apache virtualhost config files. As a point of […]
I’ve been running Debian servers for a number of years now, and one thing that has always annoyed me is I never know when an update is required. I’ve always liked to keep my servers updated in-case of security patches and the like.