Back on Tiger

The site has been restored on Tiger. There is still a bit of clean up to do, but it’s back. Happy Reading. 🙂

The site has been restored on Tiger. There is still a bit of clean up to do, but it’s back. Happy Reading. 🙂

No Tigers here

I picked up Tiger last night, but the DVD in the box was corrrupt. I tried cleaning it with a lens grade cleaning cloth (radial strokes only), and then tried it in both my Macs. In each case, it failed the “verifying your DVD” check at the 68% mark. I’m going to go down to … Continue reading “No Tigers here”

I picked up Tiger last night, but the DVD in the box was corrrupt. I tried cleaning it with a lens grade cleaning cloth (radial strokes only), and then tried it in both my Macs. In each case, it failed the “verifying your DVD” check at the 68% mark. I’m going to go down to the Mac shop again today to see if they still have any copies left that I can swap for.

On a related note: I’m going to back up this site (and the MySQL database that WordPress runs on) before I upgrade. I haven’t heard of any problems getting it all running on Tiger, but if you can’t find us for a while over the next few days, at least you’ll know why.

Mac printing

Great Castle Wilson is a mixed PC/Mac shop. I have one machine (the G5 that runs this site) on all the time, and I wanted to connect our printer to it. I had hoped to have all of the PCs print to it, but I was unable to convince them to, regardless of whether I … Continue reading “Mac printing”

Great Castle Wilson is a mixed PC/Mac shop. I have one machine (the G5 that runs this site) on all the time, and I wanted to connect our printer to it. I had hoped to have all of the PCs print to it, but I was unable to convince them to, regardless of whether I used Samba or lpd printing. I finally just connected the printer to one of the PCs, turned on the LPD service and use IP printing on the Macs. The truly odd thing about this is that given (what obviously only appears to be) two identically configured Macs, one will happily print on the XP box, while the other one will not. *sigh*.

Whew!

Ok. This time for sure. Getting MySQL and PHP installed: easy. Figuring out how to configure and install WordPress: no problem. Figuring out why WP thought my site should be called “G5.local”: now that was a problem. In case you were wondering, it was because that’s what hostname returns until you modify your /etc/hostconfig to … Continue reading “Whew!”

Ok. This time for sure.

Getting MySQL and PHP installed: easy. Figuring out how to configure and install WordPress: no problem. Figuring out why WP thought my site should be called “G5.local”: now that was a problem.

In case you were wondering, it was because that’s what hostname returns until you modify your /etc/hostconfig to not say “-AUTOMATIC-“. I mean, of course (!), how could I have been so stupid. 🙂