I finally buckled down and installed a document management system. I was looking at having to buy yet another hard drive to contain all of the I-gotta-save-this-it-might-be-useful stuff that builds up as a result of over 20 years of messing with computers.
I played with installs of Epiware, KnowledgeTree, and Alfresco. Of the three, Alfresco was the least evil (it was the easiest to install and does what I need). Epiware had issues with extra large PDFs and KnowledgeTree had install issues (it insisted that more instances of JDK, Tomcat, and MySQL were needed on my system).
In any case, I’ll be working my way back through all of my kruft, deleting what’s not needed, and cataloging (with Alfresco) the rest.
As always, notes for installing Alfresco are in the wiki.

IPv6 Redux

Got IPv6 up and running on the home machine again. It’s become quite simple to stand these things up via tunnel brokers. Also, kudos to hurdboy for standing up the IPv6 side of (about 6 months ago). I’m only now catching up with that. Y’all can visit that side of the site via http://[2001:470:e048::20]/. This blog is at http://[2001:470:e048::20]/~joat.
From all appearances, everything works except for the stuff that employs redirects (e.g., the default page for a Mediawiki-based wiki).
A nice-to-have when experimenting with IPv6 is the following Firefox plugin: ShowIP. It shows a website’s IP address in the bottom right corner of the browser, in green if it’s IPv6, in red if it’s IPv4. It’s great for quickly figuring out in which “world” the site exists.

To do

Project for the week: Work on getting IPv6 up and running again. (This is, what, the fifth time?)

This time, it may take a bit more work as the home network is much larger, some sections need segregation, some equipment needs updating (the APs are currently running Tomato which doesn’t natively support IPv6), and I need to figure how it interacts with OpenVPN.


It’s been a bit since I’ve posted here. That’s not to say that I haven’t been busy. I have. Very.

I’ve added the following to the wiki:

I’ve also updated:

Some are minor tweaks, some are still works in progress.