Yesterday I finally got round to upgrading one of my servers to the latest Ubuntu LTS - 14.04 Trusty Tahr. There are a few "gotchas" with the upgrade that I might cover in a separate post, but the biggest one isn't Ubuntu's fault or PHP's fault. Zend, for some odd reason, haven't released a compatible version of their loader for any PHP version of the 5.5* series. … [Read more...] about Zend Loader Not Available For PHP 5.5
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Using Vbulletin’s Impex Import System With Newer Versions of MySQL
If you are moving a forum to Vbulletin or, like me, need to move an existing Vbulletin install around, then you might end up using Vbulletin's "impex". Impex is an import system that allows you to import users, posts etc., from a very large number of bulletin board and forum software into Vbulletin. To save your sanity - remove the CMS / Forum software importers that you … [Read more...] about Using Vbulletin’s Impex Import System With Newer Versions of MySQL
Which Software Is Essential On Your Laptop?
Over the last few years I've installed, reinstalled, wiped etc., quite a few desktop machines and laptops. (see an earlier post on this topic) My latest machine (Macbook Air) arrived earlier today, so I've been setting it up in between answering emails, phone calls etc., Here's what I have on it so far: Microsoft Office. We're a Microsoft partner and a LOT of … [Read more...] about Which Software Is Essential On Your Laptop?
A New Broadband Connection
Last week, while I was up in Dublin, UPC came along and hooked me up to their fibre. Yesterday I got the fixed IP details and with Paul's assistance switched the UPC box over to bridging mode, reconfigured my Fritzbox and moved my home connection into the fast lane. It's nice With the standard UPC wireless access point I could get a respectable 35 megs, but once I … [Read more...] about A New Broadband Connection
Home Network Storage Problem Solved (Hopefully!)
Over the weekend I discovered what was eating up most of my hard drive space and a few people made some suggestions via the comments here and also on Facebook. I didn't realise that a lot of network storage devices supported iTunes (and similar), so I hadn't done much research into my options. Based on what people were saying I went off and found that Iomega had several … [Read more...] about Home Network Storage Problem Solved (Hopefully!)