Change of ISP (a breath of fresh air)

As of today I’m no longer hosted by Tel$ra Bigpond. I have switched to Internode, for the same plan but $20 cheaper! I think I have sorted all redirects now so to you the end user all should appear the same just for me it’s better!  🙂

First Time Upstream load for Me Tv !!!

Well I’ve just had a very interesting evening with Michael Lamothe the developer of me-tv. He has talked me through the process of building a .deb file by using Launch Pad ( http://www.launchpad.net ) so after some initial teething problems! (just needed to sort out some required packages) all was going quite well considering that I have never done anything like this before! but I was determined to give it a go and see how it all fits together. So the end result was…screenshot-about-me-tv1

The important bit in this picture is the version number of 0.7.15 !!!  Oh and for those that may be interested in my site on launchpad you can check it out on …  

Server on the Wall

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! “a server on the wall” now this is taking server building to a practical use/purpose! It makes my server look “VERY” tame! I can see something like this taking off in the future! just imagine the conversations you could start up as you sit in your lounge and hear the hard disk drive being accessed and you could say well there’s another visitor! for more information and pictures please visit…

Server on the Wall.

OK so it may not be everybody’s cup of tea but it certainly bought a smile to me!   😀

All in a days work !!!

Today I visited a friend who was after a web-server. So I offered to set one up! and this side of things went along quite smoothly! Hmm… we must have missed something because it’s (the web-server) not responding! so perhaps a setting in the DSL/NAT router has been overlooked or there’s another router somewhere in the loop preventing it. Anyway hopefully this will be sorted soon!

Bigpond have done it again !!!

Well it appears that Bigpond have been withholding mail again! As I’ve just received mail from well over 12 hours ago! Now this is not unusual to happen from this ISP and this is the primary reason I decided to run my own email server to “TRY” to avoid such. But it seems that they still insist on providing a crap service! so for me its time to review the competition and move!

What’s been happening ? (or not!)

Well today has been an interesting one for me! I’ve caught up with an old friend and had a most enjoyable afternoon! and I managed to maybe convince him to use a Linux Server! The past week has been a little blurry! I really haven’t achieved that much… I also haven’t found any new challenges to setup on my server! I’m still searching for a suitable backup program that will do scheduled backups etc… but I’ve yet to make up my mind on which to use ( I have a preference to just want to compress and burn to DVD!) so I’ll procrastinate a bit further on that until the answer finds me! or I have a major hardware failure, which ever comes first! 🙁

What's been happening ? (or not!)

Well today has been an interesting one for me! I’ve caught up with an old friend and had a most enjoyable afternoon! and I managed to maybe convince him to use a Linux Server! The past week has been a little blurry! I really haven’t achieved that much… I also haven’t found any new challenges to setup on my server! I’m still searching for a suitable backup program that will do scheduled backups etc… but I’ve yet to make up my mind on which to use ( I have a preference to just want to compress and burn to DVD!) so I’ll procrastinate a bit further on that until the answer finds me! or I have a major hardware failure, which ever comes first! 🙁

TFS Online Current Bushfires & Incidents

With the unfortunate incidents of last week in Victoria I though I’d make aware that here in Tasmania the TFS (Tasmanian Fire Service) has a direct interface into their incident control system. This is in real time! so the events listed are what is happening in that given area. For details go to…

TFS Online Current Bushfires & Incidents.

Although this kind of system is useful, it it always best to get advice if your not sure what you should do! and only dial “000” in a life threating situation…

TFS Online Current Bushfires & Incidents

With the unfortunate incidents of last week in Victoria I though I’d make aware that here in Tasmania the TFS (Tasmanian Fire Service) has a direct interface into their incident control system. This is in real time! so the events listed are what is happening in that given area. For details go to…

TFS Online Current Bushfires & Incidents.

Although this kind of system is useful, it it always best to get advice if your not sure what you should do! and only dial “000” in a life threating situation…

WordPress Themes by Sam

Do you like the theme that my blog is using? If so, do you know where to get it so you can use it for your blog? If the answer to the above two questions is YES/NO then please read on…

The theme I’m using for my blog has been made available by Sam. OK so who is Sam I hear you ask! Well I can’t answer that directly as we have only met via the Internet! (but I’m sure he’s a great bloke!) Anyway Sam has made some WordPress themes that you can use with your own blog (yes they are free!) So if your interested then please go and visit his web page at…

Or you can also follow the link at the bottom of my blog!  Great work Sam! 😀