Though I’ve used Ubuntu since 2005 and it has been my Linux distro of choice, I prefer to use Debian GNU/Linux for running web server on my VPS or a server at work. Why? because:
Debian is quicker to install
- Debian is lightweight / uses less memory / feels faster
- Debian doesn’t install XWindows by default
- Debian feels more ‘hands-on’
- Debian has the largest software repository
Although I recognize the *BSD is the best open source operating system for setting up a php/mysql web server, I still prefer Debian as my server operating system for its simplicity, besides… *BSD hates me… :)
p/s: I’m getting annoyed with Ubuntu Unity and GNOME Shell which I perceive as not only counter-productive, but also hogs the RAM and processor power. my netbook battery lasts 20minutes longer with Debian on LXDE.
Hey there, I want to inform to all my readers that I’ve started a new blog called Frontal Lobotomy: G-Man from Alor Setar.
The new blog is about my ramblings that are not (directly) related to geek stuffs and other topics that I find interesting. Hopefully it will be as entertaining for all of you to read as this blog….
Thanks, and check it out….
Had problem with PHP XCache with my server configuration, seems I must spend another hour fixing this… it totally blows…
I’m not a PHP developer by profession, nor I’m very good at it, there are times where I was required to write PHP web application for my daytime job. While it is still a simple application, nevertheless I grew fond of the simplicity of PHP application development and deployment (though some aspects of the language still confuses me, and sometimes the maintenance is a PITA).
I haven’t developed any PHP application for the masses yet, but if I do, I imagine it would benefit from the use of Cloud, therefore my latest wishlist is this book: PHP Development in the Cloud
The book is written by Ivo Jansch and Vito Chin, and it covers Cloud Computing Characteristics and Models, Cloud Computing Architecture and Scalability and how to prevent bottlenecks, Working with Popular Cloud Infrastructures and Platform (covers Amazon, Google and Rackspace) and Working with Popular Cloud Software and Services (OpenID, OAuth, CRM, Maps and Storage).
The book is available from in paperback format from online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes & Nobile, etc) or in digital form from PHP Architect website
I’m getting “The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation“, a book written by Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager (UCM).
In this book, Jono offers a collection of experiences and observations from his involvement in building and managing communities, including his current position as Ubuntu Community Manager, arguably the largest community in open source software.
The content of the book, will help you to:
- Develop a strategy, with specific objectives and goals, for building your community
- Build simple, non-bureaucratic processes to help your community perform tasks, work together, and share successes
- Provide tools and infrastructure that let contributors work quickly
- Create buzz around your community to get more people involved
- Track the community’s work so it can be optimized and simplified
- Explore a capable, representative governance strategy for your community
- Identify and manage conflict, including dealing with divisive personalities
This book is useful to those who are in a position that manages and responsible towards online communities, including day-to-day management, governance, managing conflics and how to promotes the community effectively.
An online preview is this book is available from Amazon Bookstore
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Though slightly belated, I would like to wish Happy New Year to my readers, I’m still alive btw, altough swamped with work, battling anxiety, more on that later.