Once in a while, you might run into a situation where you need some extra RAM (or swap) for a short time. (I ran into this situation today while stitching some really enormous images in Hugin). Adding a new swap partition isn’t practical if you only need the extra swap space for a short time. […]Read more "Temporary Linux swap in user space"
For someone who nominally “doesn’t like writing”, I rather enjoy writing articles on my blog. I never particularly enjoyed English at school, but now that I have a technical job that requires me only to make brief notes, I relish the opportunity to write about something I’m interested in once in a while. I’ve been […]Read more "My first Wikipedia article"
Some time ago, back in 2001, I set up the first website for St Paul’s Church, Stockingford. There have been a few iterations since then, but today I’m pleased to announce the latest edition. It has been fully redesigned to include more dynamic elements, provide more useful information, and require less maintenance. It’s based on […]Read more "St Paul’s Church"
I happened to be looking at the website of a company that offers virtual private servers earlier today. This particular company has a box on their front page with a few questions about what you need your server to do, and it recommends you a suitable server package. But I was slightly surprised at the […]Read more "A strange suggestion"
This blog, and my other blogs, used to run on a rather old server: two 1GHz Pentium III processors, 1GB memory and 2 x 18GB SCSI hard drives. I host with Ridgeon Network, which is owned by my friend Chris. I help him out with some networking stuff from time to time so he loaned […]Read more "Jonathan’s Blog now on new “hardware”"
I’ve had a server at home for years now, and I’ve also been a professional sysadmin for at least three years. I know my way around Linux pretty well and for some time I’ve run my own web server and also other services. But one thing I’ve steered clear of until now is running my […]Read more "Building an email server using ClearOS"
I heard about Audioboo – a sort of Youtube for audio clips – the other day on BBC Click. I decided to give it a go, since I fairly often embed audio clips in my blog, simply by hosting and linking to MP3s and letting the user’s browser handle the playback. This doesn’t always work […]Read more "Audioboo"
Today a friend (from a Windows background – still a friend?! :P) asked me how to go about setting up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) server. I wrote him a few notes, not only on how to configure the LAMP stack, but also on how to configure a Linux system properly from scratch, […]Read more "Newbie’s guide for Linux Apache web servers"
Fedora 13 (“Goddard”) was released today. I wouldn’t normally go upgrading my OS to the latest on the day of release, but frankly anyone who runs Fedora is an early adopter by definition. I started by upgrading two unimportant Fedora 12 virtual machines at work using preupgrade. One went smoothly but the other failed because […]Read more "Yay for Fedora 13"
I was just burning a data DVD in Brasero, and the following dialogue popped up. Ah, I get it. It’s negative because the data is going out of the computer and onto the DVD. Still not sure why it thinks I’ve got 2 billion megabytes though… 😛Read more "How many megabytes?!"