May 1st Reboot

I first heard of the May 1st reboot while reading Zeldman’s blog. Here’s a description of what it is from the official website.

May 1st Reboot is an international relaunch of websites by authors and creatives by working the field of web design. As a collective event it makes a manifest demonstration of the very idea of community. It is quite simply, an indeterminate group of designers subscribing to one event in order to publicize their work at one specific time across any number of different locations.

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I’ve decided to learn Perl, then work on Java after that. Timetable? Give me 2 months. Perl by May 15th, then Java by June 15th. Sounds like a noble cause. Hehe.

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I just installed VNC on my Linux box. In case you’re wondering what it is….

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the “server”) using a simple program (the “viewer”) on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don’t even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.

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I just installed PunBB, a small and lightweight bulletin board. The installation was quite easy. Just create a MySQL database and upload the files to your webserver.

Run the install.php and the installation script will produce code that you can place in the config.php file. Once the config.php is uploaded to the server, open up your browser to access the forum. That’s it.