Category Archives: Computers

Virtual Private Server

Was reading the forums at Webhostingtalk.com the other day to read about dedicated internet servers. Though I am not poor, they’re a little too expensive for just messing about. What i didn’t know was that there is a sort of poor man’s dedicated server, calles vps, which stands for virtual private server. Basically it’s kinda like Virtual PC or VMware where you host one OS on another. I checked out some providers and decided to go with TekTonic. So far I really like it. It’s been fun shaping the server. I choose Fedora Core 2 as the OS since I was already a little familiar with that. Have set up secure pop3 and imap, postfix/procmail for email, icecast to stream Dylan mp3’s, ftp services etc.. Still have to install some kind of content management system, webmail etc. Have learned a lot already so far. The server can be found at wickedmessenger.net named after the Dylan song from the album John Wesley Harding.

FireFox 1.0

Spread Firefox
Finally it’s there FireFox 1.0 ! I have used various different build for quite some time, it’s was fun seeing it mature. Hope it’s better than RC2, since that one made me loose my buttons and links ;). Mozilla.org has been down all day due to all the traffic I assume, but I found a nice European mirror at http://www.mozilla-europe.org.