Category Archives: Ubuntu

Setting up my dual boot laptop…

This post is mainly to help me remember how I set up my laptop.

First, I installed windows 8 preview using this page.  I couldn’t run the app from my XP desktop, but I was able to on the windows 7 I was about to overwrite.  My sole reason for maintaining a copy of windows is that I have 1 program that’s not Linux compatible and want to retain this option for now.  I know there are options for running windows VM’s from within Linux, but I wanted to first try the dual boot option.

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PyOhio 2012

Last month, I had the great fortune to attend my very first conference: PyOhio. There were many great talks and opportunities to meet interesting people. What follows are some personal notes I took during the conference. (It took awhile because the way I took notes was very incongruous with WordPress.  Lots of reformatting before editing. Lesson for next time friends.)

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Gettin’ cozy with Apache2

Setting up an Apache2 web server has probably been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, hands down.  This post is mainly to serve to document and remind future me what I learned setting up Apache2 on my LUbuntu machine.

For starters, I found Ubuntu’s community page for setting up Apache quite helpful: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP

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Migrating to Ubuntu (part 2)

My wife and I had been together for just under 4 years when I proposed to her last February on Brooklyn’s promenade.  Then, this past May, we saw our wedding come and go in a whirlwind. It was one of the happiest days/weekends of my life, and I cannot imagine my life without her at this point.

Needless to say, we are happy to be back to our normal routine.  With the wedding behind us, it also meant I could move on to phase 2 of my Ubuntu/LAMP stack adventures.

As I was gearing up to install Ubuntu over Windows 2000, I looked for articles and how to’s about the process. I was somewhat encouraged to come across this article. I also found this installation guide helpful in giving me an idea of what I was in store for. Continue reading

Migrating to Ubuntu (part 1)

For the longest time, I have wanted a machine running a variant of Linux to be a dedicated programming box as well as a web server to expand my web development skills. To that end, i am converting an old PC of mine currently running windows 2000 NT to Ubuntu with the end goal of having a LAMP stack.

The first hurdle was making sure it still worked. This particular piece of hardware hadn’t been used in almost 3 years. (2yrs an 10 mo to be precise.) In that time I have moved through 5 different residences. After locating all of the necessary pieces I flipped the power switch:

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