The Switch: Apache + Mod_PHP to Nginx + PHP-FPM

File this under “another thing I should’ve done ages ago.” I decided that I should explore the world of Nginx as a web server since many people have been telling me it’s good. And all I can say is holy shit, it’s good. The setup was simple and after a few idiotic mistakes on my […]

Ubuntu: Sharing is Caring

Over the last 24 hours, since the release of Ubuntu 11.04, I’ve managed to upload over 200GB on the torrents.  Here’s a little graph of my bandwidth use.  I’m sure this is just a drop int he bucket.  It’d be interesting to see how much other individuals upload during the same release time. I don’t […]

Happy 10-10-10 and More.

Happy 10/10/10 which is kind of cool, but mostly annoying by itself. Seeing as 101010 is binary for 42, Happy ultimate answer to the ultimate question day. Also, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. Also, Happy Ubuntu Day.  They released Ubuntu 10.10 18 days early so it could fall on 10.10.10.  So if you’re an Ubuntu fan and […]

Summer Project: Setup PostgreSQL

Using my shiny new upgraded Ubuntu 9.04, I’ve gotten around to installing PostgreSQL. Note: this is not a tutorial. The installation was simple, as are most installations with Ubuntu. The initial “get going” was a bit odd for PostgreSQL though. The one thing you have to remember when initially trying to get things going is […]