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SHOUTcast server

As finicky as I am about music, I'm one of those guys that'll change the song halfway through it. So, I thought I'll set up a local SHOUTcast radio to prevent that and create less distractions.

Download SHOUTcast DNAS either beta or stable (I chose stable) from here. Edit sc_serv.ini in the SHOUTcast program files folder. The only thing you need to change is your password and whether you want a public or private server. Next, download Winamp to make it easier to manage. Also download the SHOUTcast plugin for Winamp (here) and the null output plugin (here).

 

WorkSimple 1.3.3 released!

That's right! After almost a year, WorkSimple 1.3.3 is out! You can now edit and delete posts. Other little bugs are fixed too. Download here. See the upgrade tutorial for upgrade instructions.

Some DeLi Linux packages

Since the DeLi Linux project is no more, there's no updated packages. Of course, one could upgrade to ConnochaetOS but that's no fun. The packages for ConnochaetOS are .pkg.tar.xz, which don't install in DeLi for som reason. Anyway, I compiled a couple packages just to test out the Arch packaging system. Here's a repository for those still using DeLi since the DeLi site is down.

See attachements.

 

iStatd binary for Solaris 10 x86

Here's iStatd compiled on Solaris 10 x86 for those lazy not to compile it. Also make sure you have libxml2_devel installed. See the attachment. 

(I take no credit for the development of iStatd, rather presented is a binary package of it)

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Nexenta

Sweet and salty popcorn best describes Nexenta. OpenSolaris kernel but still using many GNU tools and such: the best of both worlds. The balls robustness of Solaris with easiness of the GNU userland, Debian to be specific, makes it easy to use Solaris. I've just got it running and I quite love it. I love Debian by itself, especially for apt-get.

New Xbox 360 skin

New wrap on my Xbox 360:

 

Life update

Haven't posted in a bit, thought I'd tell everyone that I'm still alive. Schools started again, so that'll take some time away from coding. New motherboard has been running superbly. One of my other computers with an Asus P4PE board has a voice over when it's booting. So the other day, it's booting up and I hear voices coming from the headset. Finally figure out it's the BIOS that's speaking to me. I will say that I do admire my Solaris server. It's quite rock-solid (well, other than the random reboots when untar'ing something large) and everything feels like it's complete.

Other than that, life's been the same. My breadboard came in a little while ago so I've been experimenting with IC's and such. 

Well, back to doing nothing.

Dual Xeon build

I've had these Xeon processors sitting around for a while now and I thought it's about time to get a motherboard for them. Two are clocked at 3.0Ghz/1MB/800, other two are at 2.8Ghz/512/533. I ordered a Super Micro X6DVL-EG2  from eBay for $120 of which I seen this motherboard up to $250. Anyway, came the other day and finally put it together. Heatsinks didn't screw into the case as it should, so I had to screw the nut right onto the heatsink. 

nginx + php + Solaris 10

I wanted to set up a development server to test more intensive PHP applications, and also a sandbox so I opted to get a typical web server stack on Solaris.

First thing's first: grab nginx from  Cool Stack page. There's some great packages there, like Apache, PHP and MySQL all in one. I decided to go with nginx for something light and something new. 

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