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Running PHP 5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Permalink 07/25/10 20:17, by Ryan, Categories: Howto , Tags: , , , , , , ,
Recently, I was tasked with installing a Drupal environment on an existing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid) server.  This release is the first Ubuntu release to ship with PHP 5.3.  Unfortunately, while the Drupal core is reasonably happy with PHP 5.3 as of late,… more »

Revisited: Asterisk and FreePBX under Ubuntu 9.10 and Lighttpd on a Linode VPS

Permalink 12/06/09 18:42, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
I originally wrote this howto for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) a few months before Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) was released. I happen to have a spare system lying around, so I figure I might as well update this for 9.10! Enjoy. FreePBX is a popular front end for… more »
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Keep track of configuration changes using etckeeper

Permalink 12/06/09 15:33, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
I do stupid things sometimes.On a Linux system (and most other Unix-like systems), the /etc directory holds most of the fundamental system configuration files. Within its hierarchy lies a number of very important nuggets: /etc/passwd and its… more »
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Measuring the water level in a dehumidifier's tank

Permalink 08/23/09 21:29, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
When Mark Walling created his Twittering dehumidifier, I decided to kick things up a notch by monitoring the actual level of the water. This is actually a fairly simple thing to do, electronically, but it still took me awhile to actually get a sufficien… more »
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Asterisk and FreePBX under Ubuntu 9.04 and Lighttpd on a Linode VPS

Permalink 08/03/09 20:19, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
FreePBX is a popular front end for the Asterisk PBX system written in PHP. It adapts the complex yet very flexible Asterisk configuration system into something easier to use (yet still very extensible). When I worked for a business-class VoIP provider… more »
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Wednesday Updates

Permalink 04/16/08 11:09, by Ryan, Categories: Meta, Useless Blatherings , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
I figure I might as well post something here, since it's Wednesday and otherwise I'd have to go outside and miss out on valuable IRCing time. ICHWB is the new Internet sensation that is rocking the world! According to the stats, five people looke… more »

Linode, Zaptel, and Asterisk: Home Phone System 4.0

Permalink 03/21/08 10:59, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , ,
... or: Checking whether build environment is sane ... build environment is grinning and holding a spatula. Guess not.I've decided that one of my projects for this weekend is building a nice new home phone system. Right now, we're using basic flat-r… more »
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