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New server up and running

September 14th, 2008

As I mentioned earlier this summer, I built a new server to power several pieces of my network at home as well as my website and email services.  After much testing and careful planning, I can now happily say that the website is running on this new server.  The site is now much more responsive thanks to larger memory and other resource allocations than it had previously.  Luckily, this transition happened with very few issues, so most would not have noticed the change until this announcement.  Read on for more details about the server.

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Fedora on the MacBook Air

February 23rd, 2008

Call me crazy, but a little under a week ago I installed Fedora 8 as a second operating system on my new MacBook Air.  It was not a small undertaking since this computer is essentially hot off the press with several brand new internal components that are not yet natively supported by Linux.  So, here are a few pieces of advice to help others: First attempts at Fedora 8 on the MacBook Air.  I hope many more people try out Linux on the MacBook Air over the coming weeks and months and give feedback to developers so some of the issues I have seen are ironed out.

Season of OS upgrades

October 26th, 2007

Well, it's certainly the season of operating system upgrades for me. My Ubuntu upgrades are all set, Apple's new OS X Leopard was just released today, and Fedora 8 comes out in less than two weeks. My parents were kind enough to crash the Apple store earlier today when Leopard was released at 6pm. They picked up a couple T-shirts and a family pack of Leopard. If all goes well, I should be able to upgrade to the new OS this weekend (on my PowerBook at the very least). Here's to diving right in and being an early adopter!

Things going well at RIT

March 26th, 2007

I haven't updated in a while, so nothing has been said about my spring break and the beginning of this spring quarter. I went to Washington, DC with some other students during the break, and I'll be sure to describe that more when I post the photos of the trip. In the meantime, I thought I would just mention that this quarter is off to a good start and could go many directions. I have an excellent set of interesting classes, so I can only hope for the best and keep up with the work to get the most out of them. While you have nothing else to do, feel free to check out a couple bug reports I filed on the Linux kernel in Ubuntu Feisty and Fedora 7 (I know, thrilling ;)). You can find them at Ubuntu's Launchpad and RedHat's Bugzilla.

Exam week and Fedora

February 26th, 2007


I have been trying to balance studying for exams and work on final assignments with free time and playing in the new snow that has fallen :). I just wanted to put up a quick post since I have been spending quite a bit of time in my test install of Fedora 7. In the recent couple weeks, it has begun to look like Fedora's next release (though delayed a few weeks) will be much more of an improvement than Ubuntu's next release. This excites me since I have been a Fedora fan since the Core 2 release. To tease you, I thought I should post a couple screenshots from Parallels of the new graphics that recently were added to the development repositories. Take a look after the break.
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Various Updates

February 17th, 2007

As the quarter is nearing its end, things have been quite busy. No need to talk much about that, though. I'd rather mention that the weather forecast is finally showing some temperatures above freezing within this next week here in Rochester. We have had solid packed snow on all the walkways across campus since it has been too cold to melt anything. That may change quite soon :). Also, I am going to the hockey game tonight against Mercyhurst. It is RIT's last home hockey game of the season. Last night's game was an exciting win from what I heard, so I hope tonight's game lives up to that standard. Read on for Parallels and Linux comments.

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Upcoming Linux distribution updates

January 28th, 2007

I have been trying out the latest test release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Linux) in a Parallels virtual machine. It is currently at the alpha 2 (v7.04) phase of the Feisty Fawn release that is set to be finished and available by April 19th. I do say that one feature that really catches my eye is the new "Control Center" that consolidates a lot of preference and admin functions of the computer, similar to SUSE's YaST. This is a much needed organizational upgrade. I am a bit more excited about the planned features for Fedora's upcoming v7 release on April 26th.

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