Howto: Upgrade to latest php version (Ubuntu)

Upgrading php to php 5.5 (currently stable version)

  • add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5
  • apt-get install python-software-properties
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get upgrade
  • apt-get dist-upgrade

You do get option to replace your apache2.conf file, but I would select to keep your old version.  In this instance, upon starting Apache, you MAY get error relating to httpd.conf and Lockfile statements. Just comment both of them out of apache.conf, and Apache will start fine.

Emotion Harvest

“… a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 – 20,000 new feelings per day. Using a series of playful interfaces, the feelings can be searched and sorted across a number of demographic slices, offering responses to specific questions like: do Europeans feel sad more often than Americans? Do women feel fat more often than men? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? What are the most representative feelings of female New Yorkers in their 20s? What do people feel right now in Baghdad? What were people feeling on Valentine’s Day? Which are the happiest cities in the world? The saddest?”
We Feel Fine / mission

Nokia slow cooker

I got tired quickly of the slow ear-roasting properties of the N95 (and to be balanced, I think most smartphones are the same), and went back to an old favourite, the w580i (part of the sweet 500 series).   A friend of mine used to be on his mobile so much he got large (benign) tumors on his neck behind his ears.  He was permanently cemented to his mobile, but still a cautionary reminder.
Back to w580i – as well as fine walkman software, and a nice quality feel to it, it is just a very good mobile phone, for those of us that still spend a lot of time talking and txting.   The camera may only be 2Mp, but the quality is better than a lot of the 5Mp+ phones.  I have generally found the higher the Mp, the more necessary it is that your photographic subjects stay still!  Which with an 18month year old is a challenge too far – about 60 blurry pictures, dada started growling under his breath.  The best thing about this phone is it works fast, has great sound and  looks good.