Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Easy Street in China

Now this blog post over at kotaku.com is just too funny.

I am aware of the brutal hours in the game development business. It is one of those few fields where Americans work as ridiculous hours as do the Japanese. I also know of the appropriately-named Insomniac. They make excellent games, like Ratchet and Crank.

I did not know, however, that China was such a "quality of life" place. If anything I thought it would be the absolute opposite.

So much for stereotypes.

Friday, February 09, 2007

The trouble with men

I really hate the way in a lot of small public bathrooms where there is only a toilet and no urinal, well... you have to watch where you step.

To put it bluntly, some guys just don't know how to aim their wang.

There is piss on the edge of the toilet, on the floor, and god knows where else.

If you have this problem it is so easy just to pull down the seat and sit down and do it. If it feels girly to do so, well, isn't that preferable to being such a slob?

I simply can't comprehend that level of being inconsiderate. Maybe we do collective deserve the scorn women heap on us.

The only saving grace is that guys like that tend to keep the seat up, so consequently it is not affected by, erm, the problem.

New blogger template

This is a really cool template. Leave it to those Google folks to come up with the darndest stuff!

Very AJAX-y, what with the collapsable list that doesn't do a page refresh. I look forward to get aquainted with this interface.

Installing LAMP

Linux
Gawd, where to even begin?

If you are fairly non-techie like myself (lol, this blog is deceptive!) I would strongly recommend you go with one of the following distros.
http://www.ubuntu.com
http://www.xandros.com


Apache
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache2
make
make install


MySQL
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql
make
make install
groupadd mysql
useradd -g mysql mysql
cp support-files/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf
cd /usr/local/mysql
bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
chown -R root .
chown -R mysql var
chgrp -R mysql .


PHP
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/php5 \
--with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs \
--with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config \
--enable-debug \
--enable-maintainer-zts
make
make install