Summer Project: Updates (Aka WTF Am I Doing?)

My ‘summer project’ has now been demoted to just a ‘random project.’  Although I still intend on finishing it at some point, it’s clearly become far too delayed to call it a summer project anymore. I got overly distracted throughout the summer by family, fun, non-fun, and other projects.  Projects that I’ll explain a bit […]

Summer Project: Status Update

I’ve managed to get my little test server all configured for each path.  This little task involved configuring mod_ruby, mod_perl, mod_python on top of my already standard php. I also had to fire up mod_proxy to mask the jsp directory (which is really going to an apache tomcat server – another box on my network). […]

More Projects. More Fun. More Better Butter.

You’ll find a better description about Moments Like Today over on Margaret’s blog.  But, it’s another one of my summer time projects. If you feel you’re interested, join the facebook group and/or the vimeo group and prepare to have some fun. In order to attack this project, I’ll be using PHP, Zend Framework, and a […]

Feeling Up Django: First Impressions From a PHP Guy

As I whipped through the tutorial on getting started with Django I made some mental notes on things I thought were interesting and things I thought weren’t so interesting. I have a feeling I’ll be saying similar things about Ruby on Rails… Interesting: Data Models You define them in code and then the framework takes […]

Summer Project: Initial Setup and more Details

I’m still chugging along with the common elements on the project. So, for the basics of what I have decided to do: Yep, it’s an image gallery.  It’s not too exciting and definitely nothing original.  There’ll be a basic authentication system (login/logout) with web based uploading and tagging.  That’s pretty much it.  The images that […]

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 […]