Recently I wrote about installing PHP 5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, then again about how I also got PHP 5.2 working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise in the same way. Well now I'm trying to get OCI8 working in this environment and there were a couple of obstacles. Firstly, an updated package somewhere along the … Continue reading Installing OCI8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise (with PHP 5.2.x)
As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we've managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we'll have these … Continue reading PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)
It's the start of a new academic year so now is a good time to recap places on campus where you can access computing facilities - it's more than just the library. The Hub This brand new building in the centre of campus has a number of express PCs for quick access to the internet. … Continue reading Computing facilities on campus
In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I've just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler's as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that's another blog post for another blog! This time round I'm covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into … Continue reading Dashboards
Over the last couple of months we've been working with colleagues in Learning Services to roll out a "live chat" service allowing students to ask helpdesk staff questions online. Here's what it looks like for the student: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4705904935/ And a sneak peak of what the staff interface looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4706548306/ It makes use of an … Continue reading Live Chat with Learning Services
If you've just set up a new mysqld service and your getting the above error when trying to connect over TCP (even when tunnelling in over SSH), don't fret. The answer lies in /etc/hosts.allow. You need to add in a line similar to this: mysqld: 192.168.0.123 This foxed me a while ago and I didn't … Continue reading ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server during query
In an earlier post on our wiki I mentioned that we use Confluence from Atlassian this company has a good and steady release cycle. Currently we're couple of versions behind the latest, but hopefully that'll soon be addressed by a move to a new much faster server! Some of the fixes and new features that … Continue reading Your Wiki!
You have Spam! Web content editors, designers and developers have all worked hard to make their website interesting, attractive and functional. A lot of time and money is spent promoting the website. People find the website talk about it and link to it from their website, blog, wiki, bulletin board ect. Search engines then trawl … Continue reading A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form
We've just rolled out an upgrade to our blogging platform, powered by WordPress. There's a video demo of some of the new features here (although not all apply as we're on the Multi User version of WordPress): If you notice any problems, please let us know.
If you've seen the homepage of the Edge Hill website since the new design went live you'll see something we've not done before - embedded video featured predominantly on the site. Of course we've had video on the site for ages - we've been linking to a Windows Media streaming server for a several years … Continue reading Video killed the radio star