Saturday, 12 May 2007


As I sit in the shade of my garage, watching the kids play in the plastic pool, I compile Apache 2.2.4 for some local development.

Apache 2.2.4 is the latest version of the dominant httpd server.

For your own inner geek, my config.nice, sporting SSL and AJP (for built-in Tomcat backend support):

#! /bin/sh
# Created by configure

"./configure" \
"--prefix=/usr/local/httpd-2.2.4" \
"--with-ssl=/usr/include/openssl" \
"--with-mpm=worker" \
"--enable-mods-shared=all" \
"--enable-proxy=shared" \
"--enable-proxy-http=shared" \
"--enable-proxy-ajp=shared" \
"--enable-proxy-balancer=shared" \
"--enable-ssl=shared" \

Oh, the worker MPM is intentional, I have no need to think about PHP support, or said another way, no need for the outdated prefork MPM.


It works!

joe@mars [/Library/StartupItems] % curl -I localhost
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 23:25:20 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.4 OpenSSL/0.9.7l DAV/2
Last-Modified: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:16:24 GMT
ETag: "471298-2c-4c23b600"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 44
Content-Type: text/html
Posted by caffeinated at 2:53 PM in nerdery

BSG is dead! Long live BSG!

This morning I read that EJO and KS may have prematurely announced the end of the Battlestar Galactica. Oops. I feel like an ass. Or maybe I don’t.

Let’s face it BSG is a great show. Yeah, you might not like the drama or character development of last season, but it helps provide motivation for story elements.

I stand by my words from yesterday. BSG should follow the natural termination of the story: earth found, cylon threat no more. How the latter develops, I don’t care, but it should be plausible (hints of biological threats, network viral threats and other ways have been provided across the seasons and can be built upon to end the series).

What no fan of BSG wants is Battlestar Galactica 1980. And it can happen: I recall Enterprise using the <sarcasm>novel and unique mix</sarcasm> of time travel, Nazi’s, and technology to fill holes and tie up loose ends. What happened to Enterprise? Oh, it got canceled. Not to my dismay—I hated the series; watched maybe five complete episodes and turned it off when the alien Nazi’s entered stage right—but some people were disappointed.

Save BSG by praying for an end. Please don’t pray for more.

Posted by caffeinated at 11:47 AM in 0xDECAF