scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jun. 18th, 2010 07:54 pm)

Originally published at ScummBlog. You can comment here or there.

So thanks to a friend’s awesomeness, I have access to a proper Linux VM kicking it in a real datacenter! This means I can finally move the content off of my home server!

So Bung (the VM) will now serve my static content for the various sites I host, and Pants (local server) will be for services. This should simplify a lot of things, and give me a bit more experience with a) Ubuntu as a server and b) running a VM server.

In addition to switching up hosts, I’m also switching up HTTPD services. I’ve dealt exclusively with Apache (1.3 and 2) in the past. The same friend that is providing the VM also convinced me to give Nginx (wiki.nginx.org) a shot. It’s taken quite a bit of getting used to, but it does seem to be crazy fast, and the config gets a lot easier as you go along.

I have already migrated the sites under the scummbox.org umbrella, and am just rsync-ing the content for the other domains that I host. Hopefully the remainder of the sites will be relocated by this weekend!

scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jun. 18th, 2010 07:54 pm)

Originally published at ScummBlog. You can comment here or there.

So thanks to a friend’s awesomeness, I have access to a proper Linux VM kicking it in a real datacenter! This means I can finally move the content off of my home server!

So Bung (the VM) will now serve my static content for the various sites I host, and Pants (local server) will be for services. This should simplify a lot of things, and give me a bit more experience with a) Ubuntu as a server and b) running a VM server.

In addition to switching up hosts, I’m also switching up HTTPD services. I’ve dealt exclusively with Apache (1.3 and 2) in the past. The same friend that is providing the VM also convinced me to give Nginx (wiki.nginx.org) a shot. It’s taken quite a bit of getting used to, but it does seem to be crazy fast, and the config gets a lot easier as you go along.

I have already migrated the sites under the scummbox.org umbrella, and am just rsync-ing the content for the other domains that I host. Hopefully the remainder of the sites will be relocated by this weekend!

Originally published at ScummBlog. You can comment here or there.

As hinted in the last post, Scummbox.org is running some new services.

To facilitate remote access to my network, OpenVPN has been installed. It was a cinch to install, and through some trial and error I have gotten additional routes passed through to access my home network range from any remote location.

Also installed was TinyProxy. This allows users connected to the VPN to (transparently!) access sites that may be blocked at their location.

A final new service running is GnuMP3d… A remote playlist/streaming client that is tucked behind the VPN to prevent rampant and unauthorized usage.

On the workstation front, I’ve gone from running Kubuntu to Windows Vista to Windows 7 Beta/RC. Windows 7 is running extremely well and has offered me no problems as of yet. A side effect of going back to Windows is that I’m playing World of Warcraft again, as well as EVE Online. And what’s the side effects of playing games on a PC?

Hardware upgrades. The workstation has gotten a new PCIe 2.0 ATI video card. A 4870 HD with 1GB of GDDR5, to be exact. And with that also came two 22″ widescreen monitors running at 1680×1050 for an amazing amount of desktop real estate.

It has been a frenzy of upgrades and updates and taking chances on new software, but it’s paying off big time!

Originally published at ScummBlog. You can comment here or there.

As hinted in the last post, Scummbox.org is running some new services.

To facilitate remote access to my network, OpenVPN has been installed. It was a cinch to install, and through some trial and error I have gotten additional routes passed through to access my home network range from any remote location.

Also installed was TinyProxy. This allows users connected to the VPN to (transparently!) access sites that may be blocked at their location.

A final new service running is GnuMP3d… A remote playlist/streaming client that is tucked behind the VPN to prevent rampant and unauthorized usage.

On the workstation front, I’ve gone from running Kubuntu to Windows Vista to Windows 7 Beta/RC. Windows 7 is running extremely well and has offered me no problems as of yet. A side effect of going back to Windows is that I’m playing World of Warcraft again, as well as EVE Online. And what’s the side effects of playing games on a PC?

Hardware upgrades. The workstation has gotten a new PCIe 2.0 ATI video card. A 4870 HD with 1GB of GDDR5, to be exact. And with that also came two 22″ widescreen monitors running at 1680×1050 for an amazing amount of desktop real estate.

It has been a frenzy of upgrades and updates and taking chances on new software, but it’s paying off big time!

scumm_boy: (Geek Heros)
( Aug. 25th, 2005 12:22 pm)
Through the power of EphPod, WinVI, Regular Expression replace strings, MySQL, SQLYog and PHP I have reached new levels of nerdyness!
Beware, the following is VERY nerdy )
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Aug. 25th, 2005 12:22 pm)
Through the power of EphPod, WinVI, Regular Expression replace strings, MySQL, SQLYog and PHP I have reached new levels of nerdyness!
Beware, the following is VERY nerdy )
scumm_boy: (Jean-Claude Van Damme: AAAAAAAA!!)
( Jul. 20th, 2005 01:25 pm)
Been quite busy at work this week. Between calling Bell every hour for updates, migrating clients e-mail and shaping up Scummbox I've had almost no time for posting.

If you want to see what's new with the server, check out the recent posts on my nerdblog.
scumm_boy: (Jean-Claude Van Damme: AAAAAAAA!!)
( Jul. 20th, 2005 01:25 pm)
Been quite busy at work this week. Between calling Bell every hour for updates, migrating clients e-mail and shaping up Scummbox I've had almost no time for posting.

If you want to see what's new with the server, check out the recent posts on my nerdblog.
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 19th, 2005 09:16 am)
The new and improved ScummBlog is online! Good bye Movable Type, Hello WordPress!
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 19th, 2005 09:16 am)
The new and improved ScummBlog is online! Good bye Movable Type, Hello WordPress!
scumm_boy: (Geek Heros)
( Jul. 18th, 2005 11:27 am)
So Scummbox.org is back up (and has been since about 5:30ish yesterday). I have migrated from Mandrake 9.2 to FreeBSD 5.4. I'm only really having a problem with PHP and MySQL playing nice, but I'm working on that. The Ports tree is a pretty hot feature.

I found out that I had forgotten to back up my MySQL databases, so I have to find a way to import/re-add blog entries to Movable Type 3.14. Or... just go to Wordpress (once web features are working again.)

If you had an account on scummbox, message me or something and I'll recreate the account. I have the home directory contents backed up on my computer at home, so not all is lost :)
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 18th, 2005 11:27 am)
So Scummbox.org is back up (and has been since about 5:30ish yesterday). I have migrated from Mandrake 9.2 to FreeBSD 5.4. I'm only really having a problem with PHP and MySQL playing nice, but I'm working on that. The Ports tree is a pretty hot feature.

I found out that I had forgotten to back up my MySQL databases, so I have to find a way to import/re-add blog entries to Movable Type 3.14. Or... just go to Wordpress (once web features are working again.)

If you had an account on scummbox, message me or something and I'll recreate the account. I have the home directory contents backed up on my computer at home, so not all is lost :)
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2005 04:30 pm)
Scummbox will be going down for an unspecified amount of time as I do a OS upgrade.
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2005 04:30 pm)
Scummbox will be going down for an unspecified amount of time as I do a OS upgrade.
scumm_boy: (VB - Brock Sampson: A touch angry)
( Jul. 7th, 2005 08:54 am)
Things are conspiring to piss me off today.

My contacts were total whores this morning, and it was all I could do to take them out.
Now, Scummbox seems to have died (I know it's not the net connection) and I have no way of rebooting it.

fuck
scumm_boy: (Default)
( Jul. 7th, 2005 08:54 am)
Things are conspiring to piss me off today.

My contacts were total whores this morning, and it was all I could do to take them out.
Now, Scummbox seems to have died (I know it's not the net connection) and I have no way of rebooting it.

fuck
scumm_boy: (Spider is surprised!!)
( Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:06 am)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] iolarah and I watched the Global Frequency pilot (Based on Warren Ellis' comic of the same name) that has been leaked onto the internet. I hope that some brave network picks it up, because it's damned good!

Last night was also the first real test of the Scummbox Radio system. I installed Winamp 5.09 on the livingroom computer, dropped the icecast stream quality sightly, queued up a couple fun songs, and off we go! The stream and web controls both worked flawlessly! It was fun sitting on the futon watching full screen visualizations to Aphex Twin and µ-ziq :D The playlist interface needs some tweaking, as the TV is running at 640x480, but that's just windowdressing.

All and all it was a good night.
scumm_boy: (Spider is surprised!!)
( Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:06 am)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] iolarah and I watched the Global Frequency pilot (Based on Warren Ellis' comic of the same name) that has been leaked onto the internet. I hope that some brave network picks it up, because it's damned good!

Last night was also the first real test of the Scummbox Radio system. I installed Winamp 5.09 on the livingroom computer, dropped the icecast stream quality sightly, queued up a couple fun songs, and off we go! The stream and web controls both worked flawlessly! It was fun sitting on the futon watching full screen visualizations to Aphex Twin and µ-ziq :D The playlist interface needs some tweaking, as the TV is running at 640x480, but that's just windowdressing.

All and all it was a good night.
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