Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Solutions for Sustainability - Thinking different

A great talk from Alex Steffen - full of enthusiasm for all the positive things that are already happening through out the world to address the problems of sustainability - we are living as if we have 5 more planets than we have and that the way they are shared is extremely unfair.


Solutions like a kids roundabout that pumps water
A landmine detecting flower
A computer game to teach you how to set up a refugee camp
A power cable that glows brighter the more energy you are using

Lots more on http://www.worldchanging.com

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

yum php update to 5.2.4 on plesk

All is going well on my new server at myhost.ie but I wanted the latest php version with soap and json and when I did yum update php it said all was up to date. I settled down for a long day sorting this out but it turned out to be this easy:

wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic.sh |sh
yum update php
yum install php-soap
yum install php-json
/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng -a
/etc/init.d/httpd reload

Isn't technology great when it work!