Thursday 16 July 2009

My Second Blog

Second blog... Mainly to see if my blog page is working. I have built this blog page using drupal's 'views' module, whereby creating a 'view' that is filtered on certain key things. I create a blog entry as a 'story' and just ensure that it has 'blog' as a tag. Views then filters all 'published', 'story' pages with 'blog' as a tag. Seems to work rather neat... well I will see when I finish typing this entry. Also got postfix and procmail playing together nicely to send mail via a spamassassin server and then redirect 'spam' into a spam folder. My IMAP mail server is working nicely at the mo. Will post an entry about how I set it up soon.

Thursday 9 July 2009

My First Blog

This is my first ever blog. Blogging seems to have been around forever and I have never felt the need to try it out. Mostly because I don't feel I have much to say that the world is interested in. But I thought I would give it a go! For me mainly I think I will be blogging about the usual; things I do/like, but also I may well use it as a place to document the things I am learning, particularly about computing. Computing is probably my main hobby at the moment. I have been using Linux for just over a year now and am loving it. I wish I had done it so many years ago as I feel I have a lot to learn. But that's what I like about it; there is a never ending source of things to learn. I kinda started years ago with a basic website, which was primarily just an online photo gallery using the Menalto project Gallery, which I still use to this day (testing beta 3 at the mo). But I would like to expand and learn more. I am posting this first blog entry on my own web server. I acquired a VPS and am using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron on it and am learning how to run my own server. Has been fun so far setting up Apache, and a mail server etc. and now, Drupal. As you can see the site is very much the standard theme at the moment, but hopefully will get round to creating my own. Also will get round to adding the old site content. I am also trying to learn Python, the programming language, so I will probably post about my experiments with that. But bare in mind, I am very new to all this so don't think I am trying to show off any skills, it is more as a record of my progression, so perhaps I will look back and see how poor I was in the beginning. Anyway, that's enough for now.