Archive for August, 2009

No More Not-So-Sticky Felt and Groaning Chairs

Monday, August 31st, 2009

After having gone through countless sticky “felt feet” for the chairs in our kitchen I’ve finally found a suitable replacement. Over a month ago I installed Hickory Hardware’s casters. The ones I went with screwed into the bottom of the chair legs, the idea was that the screw would keep the sliders in place. Immediately… Continue Reading No More Not-So-Sticky Felt and Groaning Chairs


Friday, August 28th, 2009

I’m a big fan of TextExpander. I’ve been using it since before it was purchased by Smile on My Mac Software and was called Textpander. The basic concept is that you can type short key-commands on your Apple, like “ddate” which is automatically replaced with something like Friday; August 28, 2009. In that case saving… Continue Reading TextExpander

Building-Up CentOS 5 Linux Operating System

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

When setting up my VPS server there were a number of options for building it. The VPS admin tool gives you “virtual” control over the power switch and the ability to rebuild the server with a fresh OS image at any time. A2 Web Hosting has a few flavours of Linux to choose from: CentOS… Continue Reading Building-Up CentOS 5 Linux Operating System

Setting up a server

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Since I just went through the process of setting-up my own self-managed VPS (virtual private server) system I figured I’d share my experience in the hopes that it will help someone else with some basic command-line comfort looking to gain control of their web hosting or being the process of scaling up. This is the… Continue Reading Setting up a server