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.
Yesterday I decided to change my host. So, I bought a tiny 512MB account. This one has a cPanel installed, and they allow me to have custom “php.ini” files. Also, in this cPanel I have access to the PEAR mod-installer module.
But, alas, I forgot to backup my images along with my posts, so, right now, none of my previous posts has any images.
I might be able to get around it once I go to my work. My hope is that since I’d viewed my blog from there, I might be able to extract the images from my cache.
Anyway, I also still haven’t launched the projects’ sub-domain, so right now, I don’t have anything.
But all in all, I’m pretty happy with my new host, as my blog seems to load a lot faster from their servers.
Okay, everybody. I am ready to publish my projects to the world, now. I have launched a projects’ website at http://projects.mmnaseri.ir/ on which a WordPress blog is installed.
This deed has multiple merits:
- I can share my ideas and projects with all you guys out there who are better than me at doing things. This way, I can make sure that there are people who can see what I’m doing and who might be willing to help me along.
- Many of those geeks surfing the web might stumble upon my stuff, and might find them interesting enough to get in touch with me. This, in itself, is great. I always like it when I make new friends who share at least a part of my interests.
- I will have an online backup of all the stuff I find presentable enough to share with the public.
- And most importantly, I can receive feedback on all the projects I am putting online. With this in mind, I will be as responsive to feedbacks as possible.
I’m not yet quite sure, but I have been thinking over it for some time and I think I will be creating a repository for all my personal and public projects.
This has not only the benefit of giving other people to save some time by not reinventing the wheel, it also gives me the opportunity to have a backup of all the things I think are presentable enough to be put online.
I’m not sure yet, but the repository will be residing on a sub-domain of this same domain, something like projects.mmnaseri.ir, or maybe repo.mmnaseri.ir.
I’ll be thinking it over. As of now, I already have some projects which – while still either incomplete or in beta – are quite large enough to be put to some good use, by those who whish to enhance, rather than develop.