Archive for May, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-28

May 28th, 2008

  • Apple Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 was released!! 200MB… I’m less then a mile from the Apple Store if this kills my machine so here we go! #
  • @Ihnatko 10.5.3 is out… get it installed and start talking about it! Came out just in time for the show…. Apple is thinking of you guys! #

Apple Leopard Server: Two Weeks Later

May 28th, 2008

So, it’s been installed and running for two weeks. I think I made it pretty clear in the first review that it’s good but not perfect, nothing is and over the past 14 days I’ve had a chance to really dig in and learn new things and fix some problems.

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-27

May 27th, 2008

  • We’re expecting quite a bit of rain today. I’m somewhat worried that the garden will get damaged. It’s only been planted one day, it’s weak! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-26

May 26th, 2008

  • The garden is planted and it’s already getting some sunshine. T-50 days until I can start the eating process! Pictures and post to follow! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-25

May 25th, 2008

  • Alergies are killing me these past few days. I want the rain back! Here I am setting up a garden and I can barely see straight. Thump Thump #
  • In The Garden this Year: Sweet Corn, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans, Red Beets, Carrots, Muskmelon (cantelope), and tasty Butternut squash. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-24

May 24th, 2008

  • Ok. So! The Honda fit is rated for 34MPG as it turns out. I just left the gas station and after doing the math… I got 42.1MPG. Damn Good!! #
  • Sort of weird walking into a store any buying 80 pounds of cow crap. Sure manure is dry and has no smell, foul or otherwise… but… still. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-23

May 23rd, 2008

  • Trying to find a decent wide angle lens for my Nikon FE. Even a prime only goes to F/2.8. I guess wide will be for sunny days and fast film. #
  • Leopard VPN is working great today. Yesterday the connection would work for a few moments and die. Today it connects and works w/o issue…. #
  • 1hour and 40 minutes of rock solid VPN to my Leopard Server so far today… Ping times are @ about 12ms and very good overall performance!! #
  • 5+ hours of flawless VPN access so far today. Not a hint of the trouble I was having yesterday. Tuesday we’ll know if it’s location based… #

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-22

May 22nd, 2008

  • Seeing some very significant VPN issues with Leopard Server today. I can connect normally but it stops routing about 30 seconds later. Aarg! #
  • Ending another day at work annoyed, underpaid and unhappy. I suppose such is life…. at some point I’m sure I’ll resign myself to it. Yay!? #

Review: Apple’s Leopard Server

May 22nd, 2008

As you may have read in my twitter feed, I have installed Mac OS X Leopard Server on a basically stock Mac Mini for my personal use. The Mini hosts email and webmail, calendars, directory services and a VPN without any problems at all.

For a little bit of background, by day I am a Windows and Linux admin and am responsible for about dozen servers and ~750 users. I am very comfortable with servers and how they work so this setup was not my first go in the world of servers. This web server is hosted on one of my Linux servers as a matter of fact.

First let’s look at the hardware and where it excels and falls short. The mini is a very small box, it’s 6.5″ square and 2″ tall. It includes within that space a processor, RAM, CD drive (in my case a CD-RW/DVD-ROM, other options are available), hard drive a good offering of ports including Firewire 400, USB 2.0, DVI/VGA video as well as bluetooth and WiFi. They manage to fit this all in by using clever engineering and basically all laptop parts. It’s a great and very quiet machine. The Mini’s hardware offers plenty of power for personal use, family use or a small office with one exception, hard drive speed and redundancy.

Twitter Updates for 2008-05-21

May 21st, 2008

  • Turns out the Honda Fit is rated at 34MPG but, without anymodifactions I’m averaging about 41MPG. If I hit the gas hard after stops ~38MPG.. #
  • Could not be any happier with my OS X Leopard Server setup on a refurb’d Mac Mini. Runs fast and it’s so easy to use yet powerful. Love it!! #

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