Viva Launch 4th March

According to Viva’s official site, launch date has been confirmed for tomorrow the 4th of March. I have heard or seen somewhere the date 3rd of March, but I can’t remember if it was related to SIM distribution or a potential launch date.

Reserving a number was a pain, even though you had 2 options. Either visit one of their stalls, usually at a mall or some popular place or online at their sister site (now forwarding to their main site).…

Sharks Ahoy!

News from Dubai. A huge aquarium in Dubai Mall got cracked and started leaking. Best part: it was a shark filled aquarium! People were evacuated from the section of the mall with the aquarium, I guess the sharks were hungry and humans were not exactly on the menu. Here’s a video of the leak:

This isn’t the first problem Dubai has had with their attractions. Recently the elevator at Burj Khalifa (aka Burj Dubai) had a problem.…

How to Install nginx, MySQL and PHP on Fedora

As promised in my first post, here is a hopefully simple guide to get your site up and running with nginx. This will involve using FastCGI for the PHP part and a configuration to get a single site running (no virtual hosts). You will need some knowledge of working on Linux through a command line. Shell commands and configuration will be bolded for easier reading.

Ok, lets start…

1. Login as root on your server.…

First Post… Powered by nginx!

After several days of having this blog run on several different web servers (from Apache, Lighttpd aka Lighty and now nginx) except Microsoft’s IIS (I personally prefer free, open source alternatives, especially for running services) I finally have got nginx setup perfectly!

To those that are not familiar with nginx: it is pronounced “engine x” but I tend to pronounce it as “en-jinx”. It is a high performance web server that also comes with some proxying services (not only web, mail too!).…