Friday, June 6, 2008


I bought a domain - it's

Godaddy said it was only $0.99 - but it ended up being $1.19 after some kind of ICANN tax. I also got a account that I'm going to use keep a pointer to my computer at home. And I'm going to have a few cname records for static private ips around the office - stuff. I'd never even thought of it, but if you're on a network where you don't control the dns records - it IS surprisingly handy.

I bought a used e machine that I'm going to clean up into a project server. I want to install a few different things. FreeBSD, Apache, PHP, JBoss, MySQL & PostgreSQL. I'll have it setup here at home and use the godaddy/dyndns address like my own little web host.

I got that Ubuntu and Windows XP secure synergy tunneled through ssh setup working. But I didn't take very good notes. The highlights were definitely:
a) use CopSSH for the ssh server on the windows box
b) start the synergy client from /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

Just after the fi, and before the exit
ssh -f -N -L 24800:[synergy server ip]:24800 [username]@[synergy server ip]
synergyc -f localhost > /dev/null &

Obviously setting up ssh keys for passwordless authentication is key. Generate the key on the client, and then append the public key to the ~/.ssh/authorized_key file on the server.

The SWT project is coming along. I've updated the engine to better support multiple 'views' in the right pane. I'll post the source here when I get a chance.

Oh and I'm a dad:

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