Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on LinkedIn about application modernization and the performance gains that are being realized by using SQL and modern programming techniques.
This reminded me of an experience I had WAAAYYYY back when I was a programmer for a System/36 consulting firm.
At work we use Zoom extensively for meetings. We also use Ubuntu Linux on our laptops.
Unfortunately, Zoom doesn’t have a very good update mechanism for its client in Linux.
Because of this, I created a script that would check for a new version of the Zoom client and, when there is, download it and notify me.
I’ve been using Amazon’s Lightsail service for quite a while now and, in general, I’m quite pleased with it.
There are, however, a few things they really could improve on.
This post only covers the technical details of how to implement http/2 on an Apache web server running in Amazon Linux on Lightsail. It does not go into the details of what http/2 is or why use it. For that information, I suggest https://http2.github.io.
First you have to switch the Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs) from pre-fork (the default) to another one. I chose the event mpm for no particular reason.
To do this, edit /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-mpm.conf and make the following changes …
For those of you who are playing around with Windows 7 (like me) and use Norton Ghost to back your machine, you’ll probably be interested in the next version of Ghost.
ZDNet UK has a great summary of some of the most annoying software products around.
I pretty much agree with them on all counts … although my personal annoyance with anything that tries to install the Yahoo tool bar goes way beyond what they indicate.
I also really dislike Java’s insistence on a background task that’s constantly checking for updates. Personally, I think that any stand alone product that requires Java should install it’s own copy. Updating Java without considering the requirements of the software that is dependent on it is asking for trouble.
I’ve been using Quicken for many years … and for the past 8 years or so I’ve had this annoying problem. Every time I would download transactions from my bank, I would get this dialog box popping up …
Of course Bank One had been bought out by Chase a few years ago, so the message was clearly wrong.
I finally got fed up with the annoyance and started searching for a solution … and I found one on the Quicken Community forums.