||[Mar. 30th, 2009|02:27 am]
run a stable IRC server in Solaris
create a VPN in Solaris
re-read In Code: A Mathematical Journey
read/finish TCP/IP Unleashed (Unleashed)
re-read How the Web was Born
finish A Gift of Fire
read A Quarter Century of UNIX
finish Writing & Reporting News: A Coaching Method
brush up C++
brush up Java
write more, write better
obtain Nikon D60 and accessories.
Wow, talk about far-reaching. That'll take a lifetime. Good luck.
The reading shouldn't be a problem. Photog can take a lifetime to master, but once the money is together for the equipment, I think that the initial learning period will be brief.
To tell you the truth, when I think the real struggle is going to be is Solaris. Flash, PHP and by extension web design is a matter of being able to wield the tools to make art. I get how the pieces work together, but I've never been able to make a pretty site. Alas.
Solaris is just another unix. If you're comfortable in the command line of Linux or MacOS, then it shouldn't be much of a change, just a matter of learning Italian after you've already learned Spanish and French.
As for the VPN stuff, you can go a couple of routes. OpenVPN should build fine on Solaris, or if you're looking for clients, VPNC should build on Solaris 10, and Cisco has released a VPN client for Solaris. You just need a valid CCO account to go get it.
Thanks for the advice and the leads.
I'm comfortable on the command line, but in my mind, I need to get the worldview of the OS so I can figure out how things work in Solaris. Additionally, I figure that once I am more comfortable with the environment I should do something productve with it. Since I don't really need another box, there were two things that came to mind--problems that I never solved before.ehowton
and I tried to configure an IRC server. In fact, we tried to configure several packages. That's also when ehowton
learned that C preprocessor directives weren't shell script comments. We finally did get the service to run, but we couldn't figure out how to get Nickserv, Chanserv, etc. to work. :(Edited at 2009-03-31 09:12 pm (UTC)