I’m a sucker for messing with things I know nothing about. It’s called ‘gaining experience’.
I was browsing the Blogs last week and came across a blog post. I haven’t a clue what it was about but I thought I’d try it anyway. I bought a server. Well.. OK, I leased it, but what the hell.
I always wanted to play around with Linux, because a lot of people say it’s great stuff, and it’s not Microsoft. It works out cheaper to get a server than to buy a new PC so here was my chance. I have also heard that they bundle a lot of games with Linux.
“Have you much experience with maintaining Linux servers?” says the nice man when I phoned them.
I laughed. “Sure, I dream about Vi every night and then have Grep and Bash for breakfast” I said. It’s amazing the words I have picked up from the Interweb.
“So you can recompile a colonel?” [I think that’s what he said].
“No problem,” says I, wondering what I was getting myself into.
So he leased me the server.
I asked him when it was being delivered, but he said I couldn’t have it, but that I would have to run it over the Interweb. So maybe it doesn’t exist, and that is why they call it ‘Virtual’?
I dialled into this new server and began to wonder if I had done the right thing.
I poked around inside it, and at last found the folder called ‘games’. But the fucking thing is empty. So now I have to upload all of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is going to take a long time.
I also copied Head Rambles onto it. That was fun, because it blew up. It started whinging about databases or something, so I told it to fuck off and deleted it.
Now I have to find Vi. I know she’s lurking around in there somewhere, and when I find her, we’ll come to Greps and have a right old Bash.
Anyone know anything about Linux?