Posts filed under ‘other fluff’
We recently had a festa in Barcelonetta and some bright spark decided to use the local telephone exchange box in the piazza as the place to attach their firework display.
The end result was a great fireworks show and the box melting, frying the cables and fusing the wires. The end result being no telephone or internet for 80% of the community in this part of town. The trunk for my street has just been laid and connected – so I’m back online and picking up mails at last.
I looked around and tried various VM Clients before finding one that suited my needs. I wanted something free, actively developed and a forum that was active (there’s always teething problems). Ideally they embraced the OVF standard for VM’s and supported the “in-development” OS’s from both MS and the Open Source Community — in the end there was only one choice – VirtualBox
One of the great things about the VirtualBox client is that it supports headless virtual machine and implements an RDP interface to them. Allowing you to easily connect & control it from both Windows and *nix.
Just point the RDP client to the IP Address of VM Host & using the port displayed – you essentially have a console connection to it. There’s some handy extras like clipboard and folder sharing, private networks and dynamic virtual HD’s.
I needed to install memcache on windows to help see if I could reproduce a problem on the Symfony forums.
Develop apps with the Aptana IDE and deploy from within the IDE directly to the Aptana cloud. Supports SVN, Staging and live – very handy and very cool.
An illustration of how PHP can interop with the MS Azure cloud – interesting stuff.
Microsoft release some training kits, some of which show how to use PHP from within the MS Azure cloud