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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [], and here [] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [] and my other blog []. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Wednesday October 10, 2001
05:35 PM

Fire Up The Engines

[ #950 ]
"The comment said to check out IIS or Apache. I've heard of Apache...but I think IIS is supposed to be Winstuff, so I'll check for it first."


Man, people who think Windows-related stuff is easier clearly have never tried to do anything moderately complex with their computer. (And don't get me started on people who like Macs.) Nothing moderately readable even comes up for IIS, just a bunch of troubleshoot this and redirect that.

"Well, that's not a dead end, but I won't get anywhere with it soon. Maybe there's a Windows setup for Apache."

No less than ten minutes later I started the download. Less than thirty minutes after I used the installer, I had a functioning Apache server, domain, just for working this CGI together.

Now, I just have to fiddle with it, set up the CGIs, and start test work. But I do want to point out to myself in the future:

When In Doubt, Don't Default To Windows Stuff.

Of course, this isn't a solution to the problem; it's just a paved road where before I would have been hacking at the undergrowth. Still, it's progress.

Oh, and I should document what I did. I made the suggested change in the configuration file (the server is now) because I'm just using this thing for testing.

Once this project is done, my next plan is to take my Linux CD, my old 486, and a dedicated line -- and set up my own webserver. If it comes together nicely, I could have the shop site running on its own server by the end of next year.

I'm well armed for the next phase. Double Chocolate Swiss Cake Rolls from Little Debbie, a bottle of Dew in the fridge, and half of yesterday's pot of coffee is still left. Once things are chugging along with the testbed, I'll start going over some of the code from PerlShop.

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  • Hey, much of Slash was developed on this Mac I am using here ... :p
    • I took his comments to mean using a spoon handle to cut cake. (One button, one utensil... :)
      • Hm. I have often used spoon handles to cut cake. Does this mean something?
        • Probably means the same thing it means with me - all the knives are dirty or missing.

          You are what you think.
  • While I'm at it - can I just say "ugh! perlshop!"?

    We use it at work and it's an exemplary example of how to not write Perl.

    Our version is now somewhat extensively modified (we've probably got about 5 of the original lines still - maybe. I've not had to do anything with perlshop for most of the year, thankfully).

    My advice is to possibly take ideas on the methods of doing things, but don't take any code at all. And even then, be very careful.
      ---ict / Spoon