Server <geek speak>
So, I'm trying to set my server machine up so people can store pictures
there. I have to figure out how Apache
rights work. The glitch I'm hitting is allowing people to log in via
FTP and dropping off pictures with the appropriate group settings and
rights so Apache can read everything. I don't want to start a business
or anything. I just want to learn how to do it.
I did figure out how to get Samba to default to a specific group on a
file share. The trouble is, my user name is listed as the owner of
every file. Apache either needs to own the file, or have he apache
group associated with the file. I haven't had a chance to test my
adjustment yet. I may gripe about it again later.
I was looking for some code to swipe from an old project to use in a
new project this morning, when I discovered all the files from the old
project were gone. Wait a minute, that project has not been distributed
yet. I emailed the people responsible for distributing the files and
ask them WTF? "Oh, that is how we do things now. We are cleaning up
after ourselves." He gives me a link to the files on their distribution
system. Hey, that's great. I'm poking around. Poking around. ... Where
are a bunch of the folders? Oh, they are in the wrong place. That will
not due. Just about now, I start getting the phone calls "Hey Kelly,
that package that came in this morning doesn't work, WTF?" I stop
answering the phone and settle in trying to fix the problem. I end up
getting the files pulled from tape. They were back in place in a couple
of hours. That has got to be a record for our IS people. Hopefully, the
project is winging it's way to the Philippines for distribution. That
is where the IS people work for beads.
Actually, they are very good at what they do. Of course, what they do
is bill the company for everything they can get away with. I may be
mistaken, but it sounds like the company still pays them even if they
don't fulfill what they said they were going to do. One side effect of
this is they will never tell you no.
Blimps, In Space?
Apparently some one figured out how to simply
rise to orbit with a blimp and a light bulb. Remember those laws of
physics I was talking about in a previous post? This is the way to do
things. Not this specific method, I mean using the things around you to
your advantage. Now, if we could figure out how to float on top of