I have it up and running, I just have to change some colors around and the placement of a few thing but so far I'm enjoying Movable Type... now I just need to find some more cool things to play with on it.
I gave up on using my own server for MT, I really need to reeducate myself with Debian it really was a little more different than I am used to than I thought it would.
The good news it though, I found a really good deal on a server that seems to be up, (I'll talk about it on my new blog when I have it up) and I registered myself a domain
So, this is probably my second to last post here, after my official move (which I will probably post here) I will make my permanent home over at AskewedViews.net Now we all pray that Kevin Smith (The Master) doesn't sue me.
I no longer think of myself as Americas worst singer. I probably could have shed myself of the feeling of being the worst 2 seasons ago if I had only sat down and watched the very first American Idol, but since I to this day don't even really like the show back then that wasn't going to happen.
I do however respect Simon, Randy, and Paula. You look at some of what they say (especially my favorite Simon) and think they are being mean, but honestly are they doing anything but being honest? So far in my opinion they have been pretty accurate.
No new progress on Debian web server I'm attempting to get working with Movable Type but that is only because a gang of unruly villagers hijacked my computer and used it for their own personal needs today.
Well, part of that last paragraph was true. Actually what happened was this morning I was called upon to print stuff up, that would be no problem I could set the printer up with Debian on there without issue (assuming it's somewhat the same as in Red Hat, Suse, Caldera, or Mandrake)... the problem was the thing I needed to print was on my Windows hard drive. That meant I had to pull the computer out, make sure the power was off (of course) fight with the chords inside, cuss a few times, put the side panel back on boot into windows and do the dirty work.
After that I became lazy and bored with going inside the computer for a while so I decided to take the opportunity to shuffle some files around, do a little backing up of the laptop onto the desktop.. burn a cd or two of backup stuff. Basically I did the same old boring stuff I always end up doing. But now I've just reset it up for Linux in the morning so tomorrow hopefully I can get back to work.
The title of this post is of course in reference to the I believe third (but it might be the second) book in the 5 part Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy. I'm on book 4 right now, but it's 2:20 am so don't ask me the title of it. I really like the HGttG books because they are easy reads, move Very fast and most of all they are fun. I shoot through them faster than anything else I've read in the last 5 years. In fact I read through the first two so fast I ended up forcing myself to take breaks between the rest of the books, which is good.
This trailer for The Punisher makes the flick look completely watchable. This makes me happy, I've always been a fan of movies based on comics, although I'm not as familiar with the storyline of The Punisher as I am with X-Men or Spiderman, or DareDevil, or even The (Incredible) Hulk I do know the basic story.
I'm sure I'll end up in the theater for this one, the only comic movie I've skipped theaterwise in the last 8 years or so is The Hulk, and I still have been unable to force myself to sit through the entire thing.
In the last few days I have learned (or re-learned) a couple small things
1. Accessing a system through SSH is a whole lot more possible if you remember to do a little port forwarding on your router 2. With Linux it's quite possible to think just a little bit too much and miss the simple answers 3. Setting up Apache to work is easy... Setting up Apache to do exactly what you want on the first try is not so easy 4. Patience would come in handy right now 5. The ability to focus on one task and not become distracted by nothing at all .. also would be nice 6. Pepsi, ain't nuthin wrong with that 7. Freddy Vs. Jason, it was exactly what I expected, a funny romp through the minds and worlds of two characters who's other movies I really don't like
Ok, the last one wasn't really technical but still something I learned last night.
or at least a new layout. Sort of. It's nothing fancy, I've just been playing around. As I'm the one who has to look at this blog most often I started getting bored with the old look. This may have been part of the reason for the full month off. The other reason of course being that horrible flu/cold that just wiped me out of existence about two and a half weeks and still to this day is nagging
So anyway, I have been playing around as little as possible with the settings here at live journal. I have by no means made it "pretty" and I am really considering retiring my little buddy George over there. I can't expect him to watch over my poorly executed words forever can I?
While I'm on the subject of blog updating and changing I am still considering attempting to turn one of my old machines into a mini web server just for my page at least as a test. I've been looking for a reason to do some more playing with Linux or a flavor of BSD anyway. If anyone within the reach of these words has a suggestion on a flavor of either of those OS's to use by all means please speak up. I have some research to do before I can get it working. I have the hardware that is no problem (Of course I wish my 5 gig drive hadn't died on me it would be easier to justify the loss of 5 gigs than it is 20 which is my next smallest). I need to figure out exactly what I need to put on there to create a MT blog
Even if I'm too lame to keep it running as a real server, if I can get it up and running on my own then it has value on some level. Almost anyone can get the job done in a lab environment with teachers and smart friends around to help them out but doing something on your own is for me at least usually a lot more educational. I could go on a huge rant about that quite easily if I wanted.
I'm a little worried about getting cooperation from my router, it's a Belkin 802.11B with a 4 port switch, and it's just picky and fussy and quite honestly not great. It's been a little over a month since I've checked for a firmware update but I'm betting there still is none available. I fear that the port forwarding may not work as it should (if it doesn't I sure won't be shocked). How embarrassing will this be? Trained on those big ol' scary Cisco routers and switches, and thwarted from his eventual goal by none other than the mini Belkin. I guess I'll see whats what tomorrow.
Coming up tomorrow hopefully if I'm up to the task I will do a few of my abridged movie review (Including Return of the King and 13 Ghosts) Maybe I'll do a little write up on my feelings about DirectTV now that I have it and how it holds up against Cable. and there may even be some geek stuff in there too. I envision myself doing some MT research so some links my unfold from that. I'm trying this new organization thing I hear it's all the rage .. and if it works it will be easier to share things with others.