Distraction Affliction Correction

One of these days, I really have to do this: http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/02/18/distraction-affliction-correction-extensio/

I find myself wasting time … losing as much as hours constantly jumping from one thing to another. This has become so much of a problem that when I am not at work, I hardly manage to accomplish anything. The only thing I do productively when left to my own devices is learn about and code using new technologies.

This means that now I have one hell of an arsenal of technological assets on my person, but, I have not studied or read anything serious that has had a text longer than 20 pages for a LONG while now.

eyeOS 1.9

Today, I installed eyeOS 1.9 on my virtual host. It was more than good, in my opinion. However, the installation didn’t go as smoothly as I thought it would. I mean, the 1.8 worked better for me.

First, I had to uninstall and reinstall Kloxo, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and PEAR several times before getting them to work properly together. I know this wasn’t directly related to the eyeOS installation, but I had to do this because eyeOS (or rather, PHP) didn’t recognize the SQLite and MBString modules I had installed.

Then I had to surf the web for about one hour to find out that I couldn’t see any applications in the package manager, because the default repository address wasn’t working. So, I had to switch the repository to 1.7.

And besides everything, I still haven’t got the IMAP mail client to function properly.

I’ll post as soon as I get that problem solved.