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Linux Box - Heretic

By Tuesday evening, I had everything running. It was just down to minor things: we needed to insert a trailing "/" in order for Apache to interpret a directory name properly in the URL; I didn't want Apache to give a full list of files if there was no index file in the directory. These were just httpd.conf tweaks.

I was having problems with MySQL. I followed the RPM instructions, but when I went to try logging into the database as the MySQL root user for the first time, it gave me "access denied for root@localhost" which means I had the wrong password. But it said that it would ask you to set the root password the first time. After a bit of hunting, I found out how to do it.

We haven't made any headway on figuring out why RedHat 7.1 won't install on Heretic. The theory now is old wacky BIOS. *shrug*

Today I made the beginnings of the website. It's only going to be an intranet site, so probably no access from outside.


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twilight_bill
Sep. 5th, 2001 11:57 pm (UTC)
Work?
So if it is to be an intranet site then it's like work?.. or hobby? If work Congrats..
If it's consulting or short term may you get more out of it then you put into it.
bride
Sep. 6th, 2001 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: Work?
It's our network at home =) A buddy of mine convinced me to stop worrying and do some of the things I've wanted to, because once I start working, I'll be too busy and I'll regret not using the free time... =P

But, I'm still jobless. =P I was supposed to hear back from someone by now, but it's been a long weekend, I figured I would give them some time before I bugged them again.
twilight_bill
Sep. 6th, 2001 12:08 am (UTC)
Re: Work?
Ahh. Plus working on a project at home keeps the skills fresh or builds new ones.

What isthe purpose to which you are bending the will of Apache & MySQL?

bride
Sep. 6th, 2001 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: Work?
I wrote my own "Online Journal" app. while I was working at my last job. It was done in the Apache, MySQL, PHP combo. =)

I've taken to writing work logs because I noticed that I was really on my own (no manager or supervisor working with me to make sure I was on track). So, I guess I'm just paranoid that come performance review time, they could say that I didn't do much.

LiveJournal was great for a personal journal, but I wouldn't keep work things on a third party site, even if I could make it "Private". Not so much that Brad, Alan, Evan, et al. would snoop (though that _is_ a small part of it), but if anything goes wrong between my employer and I, I'd feel like shit if they were subpoena'ed or hassled by the Canadian courts.

And I also wanted to be able to sort my entries by topic or date or some sane thing like that.

I wanted to be able to do a keyword search on the journal entries (give me all the entries where I mention I was working on Module X).

I wanted to have an integrated To-Do List - make "Tasks" and the Progress of those Tasks will be my journal entries.

But mostly, I wanted it so that if I fell off the face of the Earth tomorrow, the rest of the development team would know what I did, what I was doing, what I was planning to do, what direction I was headed in, etc.

And they're using my work log as documentation right now =) I have my source code and I'm going to work on adding features.

I would have LOVED to work on LJ, but I can't afford to do it on a volunteer basis. If I get a job offer tomorrow, I'd have to put LJ aside. I won't do that.
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