This week I needed to set up a very simple web app. I’ve ended up looking at Python to wire up some cgi scripting to an otherwise static html/js “website”. For the #poc I installed the Debian network install ISO into a virtual box VM… Installing NGINX… apt-get install nginx service nginx status service nginx… Continue reading Simple CGI Web App Testing setup with Python-CGI and NGINX/uWSGI
I decided to try and re-use an old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini (no, not the X10 Mini Pro version). The phone was network unlocked (with a network/operator provided code), but it still had a load of bloat-ware on it from the operator (music store, news, contact sync, game trials, etc etc etc ) most… Continue reading Cyanogenmod on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini – An adventure through rooting an Android 2.1 Phone and installing a Custom Rom
For a Gnu/Linux install recently I had a CD with Ubuntu – but it was the desktop edition. I had an old PC for this install, and I really needed the CD with the ubuntu-server install set by default. What to do ? As it turns out, it’s actually quite easy to switch over from… Continue reading Change an Ubuntu Desktop installation to an Ubuntu Server installation
I had some personal audio recordings made on an old phone that I wanted to use elsewhere. However, that phone had saved them in .amr files, and this wasn’t usable by most of the audio processing software I have. Luckily, I had VLC installed and after a bit of searching found a video conversion command… Continue reading Converting amr audio files with VLC
Today I needed to find all files in a directory tree that had been updated since a specific point in time. After a few trials this solution worked perfectly.
Decided to move to Rails 3 recently and get up to speed on the new framework version. I list here the process I followed to install it on Debian (Lenny).
Deploying apps to Heroku is as simple as git push heroku master But you need a little bit of setup first. If you haven’t got git, install it with apt-get install git-core You will also need the Heroku gem gem install heroku Then set up your app, adding the files to the git repository