With the rapid approach of middle age pulsing through my veins this weekend I attended a Camping and Caravanning Club manoeuvring course in Cheltenham. Apparently one needs to book well in advance to go on one (thanks Ackers) and after attending I can see why; it was excellent. I went because this coming Friday I [...]
Archive | April, 2007
My financial year ends in 4 days, we are in profit so I figured that now was as good a time as any to buy a new computer. After a year or two of indecision I’ve finally taken the plunge and bought a Mac for use as my primary workstation. Should be interesting.
I like Casey’s seed germination shortcut here. From that I get the impression that they, like us, have been willing lots of little dots in mud to become green living things. I never realised what a stressful time it could be worrying about carrots, parsnips & onions etc. and that’s even before they are in [...]
“Tamar Watersports Appreciation Team” coined yesterday by Matthew French as a name for our twice yearly windsurfing/poker weekends at the “Outdoor Adventure. Multi-Activity and Surf Centre, Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall” (we go windsurfing on Tamar lake). As a 12 strong group it was the largest since I’ve been going with quite a few new faces [...]
With the recent release of Debian Etch to stable I’ve updated my aged Building a PHP development server article. In it I finally admit that Apache 2 exists plus I fix an embarrassingly large amount of typos. Hopefully it will be useful to someone.
I was stuck for a few mins just now when trying to do a ‘make install’ for php 5.2.1. I was getting the following error: apxs:Error: Activation failed for custom /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file.. apxs:Error: At least one `LoadModule’ directive already has to exist.. make: *** [install-sapi] Error 1 As you can see the assumption is that [...]
I’m fighting with a MySQL server at the moment. It’s freshly compiled from source and I’ve followed all of my tried and tested instructions but it won’t start up properly and leaves a load of process hanging around that need killing before I can try starting it again. pkill wasn’t cutting it so I quickly [...]
I had a lovely time away with my family this weekend over the Easter break. We stayed at a privately owned (and rented by us direct) static caravan on a Haven Holidays park in North Wales near Criccieth. We easily avoided all of the supplied “entertainment” and restaurants on-site and just used the place as [...]
Just a quick note to give a big thanks to the Ozficici’s who put me up one night last week during my 3 days away in London attending various meetings. They made me feel very welcome and Kurt ‘knocked up’ one of his amazing meals which was a lovely spicy thai affair. Thanks again Kurt, [...]