Conn and I did an experiment earlier this week with the technology.ie podcast. Instead of simply recording it and then publishing it we streamed the entire thing live using IceCast.We'd previously played around a bit with Google "hangouts', but running our own streaming server was fun and also gave us more autonomy. Media streaming always struck me as being incredibly … [Read more...] about Configuring Icecast Streaming Server On Debian
Getting an up to date whois client on Debian is a requirement if you work in my world: wget http://ftp.ie.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/whois_5.0.17_amd64.deb dpkg -i whois_5.0.17_amd64.deb Problem solved .. Related articles IEDR Update WHOIS Output To Include Registration Date (internetnews.me) A Confession About The ICANN WHOIS Data Reminder Policy … [Read more...] about Updating Whois On Debian
I switched one of my web servers over to use SuPHP a few weeks ago, as it's a lot more secure. However moving from mod_php to suPHP does require a small bit of tweaking of files and directories. Under mod_php you can easily end up with a lot of files and directories being owned by the Apache user, which on Debian / Ubuntu is "www-data". You'll need to change the ownership … [Read more...] about Working With SuPHP Permissions and Ownership
Image via WikipediaThis is more for my own use than anyone else...If you remove a package in Debian / Ubuntu you often end up with legacy configuration files lying around.Running the following command removes all the crud left lying around your system and may fix silly issues that you run into. As it's Linux, there's probably about 10 other ways to do this!Here's the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Up Old Configs On Ubuntu / Debian
I've used the Mackers SMS script on and off over the last couple of years, but I don't think I've ever mentioned how cool and useful it is.I tried to get the OSX desktop widget to work, but it threw a rather annoying and unhelpful error message. Fortunately the Debian / Ubuntu version is a total breeze to install, so I was up and running again in a couple of minutes.I'm not a … [Read more...] about Mackers SMS Script Rocks!