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This is another list...

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on February 6th, 2009 @ 21:10:30 , using 114 words,

These are things I need to do, so I'll have to come back and amend this as I go. Think of this as my conscience if you will:

  1. Change 'localhost' to '' in _basic_config.php
  2. Convert this skin to 960gs format (and if I can work it, the Fluid 960 Grid System)
  3. Remove all those 'br' tags I used to get this skin to display properly in Firefox, and use the proper technique to make it behave properly
  4. Fix my Kubuntu server so that I can FTP into the root of /var/www and have the files run without having to go and change the permissions on them afterwards
  5. ...there will be others


Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on January 13th, 2009 @ 23:45:00 , using 132 words,
Posted in Web & IT Stuff

Link: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu8.04-lts

Alright, only a small success to be truthful, but I have managed to get a little further with the Ubuntu server build. At long last, I managed to get it fixed up with a static IP address, have been connecting from the Vista box to 'PIGLET' with PuTTY, have the basics of using Vim worked out and I've finally got something other than a default "It works!" page into the root of 'www'. It's not much, but then I never claimed to be much of an expert in some of these things. Next step is how to connect using FTP, then finally, I may be able to push content into it from Dreamweaver CS4. Much thanks go to the page above for the low down on how to fix it all up.

Christmas Day

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on December 26th, 2008 @ 00:58:49 , using 296 words,
Posted in General, Web & IT Stuff

Is now nearly over. It was pleasant enough though. Once I get back to Riyadh, I can look forward to installing CS4 Web Premium and having a bit of a play. The chances are that Photoshop will get most use, though I am looking forward to seeing what can be done with Dreamweaver and maybe getting my head around some Flash bits. I also have every intention of trying to learn how to do something useful with PHP and MySQL.

Aside from CS4, I also now have one of the Bose iPod speaker dock things. Not tried it yet, but I hear they sound quite impressive. It looks as though I'll be able to rig it so it is the speaker out for the Vista box in Riyadh. Whilst the HP 24" screen is impressive, the speakers in it are anything but. Also in this years' stocking was some nice Lindt chocolate with ginger (Yum!), a couple of golfy bits, some Boots skin products for the discerning gentleman (me that is) and just for a bit of fun a book full of Lolcats from ICanHasCheezBurger - I'm a little bit of a softy where cats are concerned.

I'm well and truly stuffed where food is concerned, courtesy of an Anthony Worral-Thompson treated turkey crown with all the trimmings.

I need to go and pack now, as it's off down to Stoke for the big match against Manchester United at the Britannia and use just the 2nd of my season tickets stubs - it was the only way of guaranteeing getting into the ground this season. After that, it will be yet another Christmas lunch at my Mum's before we head off down to my sisters' near Peterborough. More driving...

Time I went and sorted that bag out.

Colour Codes

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on December 14th, 2008 @ 15:39:12 , using 5 words,



Nearly there I think

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on December 13th, 2008 @ 23:31:46 , using 279 words,

Link: http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?t=17415

I think that slowly but surely, the blog is now coming together. Still a couple of small niggly things to suss out, like the fact that it won't let me create new categories from within the b2evo back office yet, but every indication says that this is a MySQL issue rather than the blog software itself. I hoping that the post at b2evo on the link [above/below: delete as applicable] will get me a usable answer on this one.

If you've been following any of this, you may notice that I've been messing with the r/h column stuff - it should look a little cleaner now. I've dropped a couple of things out of there and re-ordered stuff a bit. The search box still looks a bit clunky and out of keeping, but I may have to learn to live with that. I've done the same over in the T189 blog and also with the Linkblog, which generally you should never see, to keep a common 'look and feel' to it all.

At some point, I'd like to expand the width of the body of the blog out to at least 1,000 px to let it breathe a little more. A slightly larger font is also a possibility, as is a fluid layout to make it a little more flexible. The other thing that needs sorting is the CSS behaviour of this skin in Firefox3, my browser of choice. I've seen something on it across at b2evo and it doesn't look beyond the wit of man to sort out. But not tonight, time to hit the hay I think, they're all back in work tomorrow!

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