Archive for February, 2005

LAMPS Tutorial (reprint)

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I decided to bring the LAMPS (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) installation tutorials to just in case the source versions are pulled for some reason. As I didn’t not actually write these, I take no credit or responsibility for their content.

I have relied on these tutorials for my Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) installations for the past couple of years. (For some reason I am always forgetting to do one thing or another.) I had thought I had lost the actual link to them that I had bookmarked, but was able to relocate the moved pages. So, to ensure that this never gets dropped (at least from my site) I’m creating a mirror of it.

As the I am not the original author, I take no credit nor do I take responsibility for them. I will host them for personal use and others who might need them as well.

LAMPS Tutorial 1.3
LAMPS Tutorial 2.0

Rockfonts 2005

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Everyone else on the web is linking to this, I figured I would too. A compilation of a whole slew of rock bands fonts.

Microsoft Online Security Resource for Parents

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I ran across a great resource put out by Microsoft to help parents deal with the inherent security issues of the internet, particularly regarding children using the web.

Door to Door Survey Scam

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If someone comes to your front door saying they are conducting a survey on deer ticks and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around, do not do it!

IT IS A SCAM; they only want to see you naked.

I wish I’d gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid now..

Creation Story

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In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Creme Donuts. And Satan said, “You want chocolate with that?”

And Man said, “Yes!” and Woman said, “and as long as you’re at it, add some sprinkles.” And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.

And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So God said, “Try my fresh green salad.” And Satan presented garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said, “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.” And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it “Angel Food Cake,” and said, “It is good.” Satan then created chocolate “Devil’s Food.”

God then brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man ! would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained pounds.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.

God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald’s and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, “You want fries with that?” And Man replied, “Yes! And super size them!” And Satan said, “It is good.”

And Man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created HMOs.

Thought for the day …..

There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

If you don’t send this to five old friends right away there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.

Baby Name Statistics

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I ran across this page a week or so ago and have had some people talking about it now so I figured I’d put it on here as it appears to be a topic of interests. Very well put together Java applet on baby name statistics for the past century or so.

Day 32 : 02.10.2005

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Today was an intensene cardio day. I had to make it a short one as I THOUGHT I had a meeting at work, but alas, no meeting at work. I was able to increase my intensity level even more. I’m not doing 10 minutes of 6-10, then 20 minutes of 8-12. I might even be able to go up to 10-14 my next round.

Ryan never showed up. I’m assuming he is hammered from working on his basement.

Day 31 : 02.09.2005

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Well I hope to be back on track now. The weekend really hit me hard. Relaxation, eating, and playing was wonderful. However, returning to the real world was tougher than I though.

Anyway, Ryan and I did legs today. Went well. I saw a buddy of mine from my bachelor days. I was too paranoid about my appearance that I didn’t even say hi. Hopefully, losing my weight will get me to be a little more friendly.