Moving from web to wordpress (part 1)



Not that you’ll really care, as I suspect you never actually found the old one 🙂

If you’ve read through anything before this, you might have worked out that my WordPress installation was running in a FreeNAS jail with a FEMP stack.  I use it for various things, of which WordPress was just one.

I was wanting to update the ‘MP’ bit of my stack for WordPress but thought it would be easier to create a new jail with an up to date FEMP stack and then use some of the WordPress knowledge I’d gained to rebuild things in a jail dedicated to WordPress. 

So I moved from to (well, actually and I’ll post a little more about the trials and tribulations of the move in another post here.

So it’s goodbye ‘web’ and hello ‘wordpress’.  Maybe after a few months, you’ll find this blog and wonder what on earth this post was all about…

Dongle to the rescue

Now, who said dongles were a bad thing?  I guess they are in the sense that they’re often seen as a replacement to standard IO ports in the march toward building thinner and lighter laptops, but to be honest for the number of times I actually need to use them it’s a trade-off I’m pretty happy to make.  My MacBook that I use on a daily basis is thinner (and probably not much heavier) than the screen on the client’s laptop I’m currently using!

I found the USB Ethernet dongle for my MBA in the box I’d kept stored in the garage, so not too difficult to track down, and once plugged in and TrueOS was booted it was found and configured without any issues at all. (more…)


I’ve been wanted to get back to where we started, specifically my MacBook Air (MBA) and doing something with the spare partition I created when I setup eOS, but I hadn’t really found the time or decided what I was going to use it for.

Given FreeNAS runs on FreeBSD I thought that was probably the most sensible option, so decided to give PC-BSD a shot, mainly as I expected that to be a lot easier than trying to install FreeBSD and then get a desktop environment up and running (although I had managed that in a virtual machine running a Xfce desktop).  If PC-BSD works, then maybe I’ll try that next.