This is a simple dashboard that can run in your spare Tmux/Screen panes. You invoke it with a list of sub-panels you wish to include (e.g. news feed, email synopsis, weather report, system stats, etc.), and it will gather the data and fit it to the size of its pane. You can, of course, run it outside of Tmux, but it does take up the whole terminal, so unless you have multiple terminals natively (Linux/Mac), this is pretty limiting. [Read More]
I just pulled in a commit my friend made to a project we’re working on together…
His commit seems good, but unfortunately, his code uses PHP’s mysqli class (introduced until PHP 5.3), and my home server runs PHP 5.1, so I have to upgrade PHP. Ok, no big deal. I’ve been wanting to get the latest version anyway. Oh, but, hmm… the PHP upgrade depends on a MySQL upgrade which needs a new version of the some databasing package I’ve never heard of. Whatever, I guess I’ll install that too, while I’m at it.
Uh oh. that package requires a string encoding utility I don’t have. Blargh. I guess I’ll install that and the few other utilities that come with it. Wait, what? Something in that mess was tied to openssh-server? Why? Ok, well, I do have openssh-server, so it should just be an easy upgrade, and that’ll be that… Ah, the upgrade to openssh-server requires openssh-client version 1.5.1, and I have version 1.5.3. That’s cute. [Read More]