Adventures in ultra low cost system building, and getting my feet wet with fedora

I tend to maintain two types of systems – high-mid range gaming PCs, like my lovely core i7, and low powered home servers. My old atom server is getting noisy, and I wanted to get a new toy. Ended up looking around and picking up a gigabyte brix – specifically a N2807 Unlike the systems … Read moreAdventures in ultra low cost system building, and getting my feet wet with fedora

So, google reader is dead. and the old reader went private. What’s a RSS Fiend to do….

I used to be a google reader user before they shuttered. I then switched to the old reader – they had one hell of a site, but had scaling issues, the poor dears, and decided that they couldn’t handle us refugees. Lets be honest here. I could move again, but at this point of time, … Read moreSo, google reader is dead. and the old reader went private. What’s a RSS Fiend to do….

Upgrades!

Upgraded my VPS (which this runs on) to a newer ubuntu LTS – this was suprisingly simple. My database is hosted elsewhere so that was a non issue (I need to do a test of the migration process at some point). As such all I needed to do was copy /var/www and /etc/ (though I … Read moreUpgrades!

How I learnt to love multiple partitions

I’ve never been a fan of the oldschool linux way of seperating parts of the file system – keeping /home might make sense, but I generally went with a single, large drive. Ironically, on windows, I’ve chosen to go for a non traditional file hierarchy of boot+applications, storage and transient files on seperate drives, and … Read moreHow I learnt to love multiple partitions