Ok, I'm just going to go through the steps that I went through to get my ubuntu desktop up and running with the environment that I like::
First: I went through and selected (via synaptic) all the things I needed to make my desktop a viable testing-server for my code:
tons of php5 modules (IMAP, GD, XML, MYSQL, PEAR...)
sudo apt-get install build-essential automake libtools
Those are the easy parts; Now I want TV out on my Radeon 8500+ (autoconfiged to be R200, or 8500 [LE]) Turns out that's a major pain; no suprise, it's probably the third or fourth time I've tried with this video card.
In short, not happening. Maybe an Nvidia card will help. :-/ Won't do anything until I'm sure though.
11th January 2009
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.