Wednesday, November 30, 2011

centos/redhat update php 5.1/5.2 to 5.3
download the files and rpm them, install yum-plugin-replace and replace to the new php package as follows


rpm -Uvh ius-release*.rpm 
rpm -Uvh epel-release*.rpm

yum install yum-plugin-replace
yum replace php --replace-with php53

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Google's mail, reader new look

Recently Google started rolling out a new look for many of its services, this includes but not limited to: gmail, blogger, docs/spreadsheets, reader (rss), websearch and more. I have to give it to them, this really does look, feel and respond much better with modern browsers from my current experience with this new platform. From my understanding it's css and javascript changes and sometimes back-end changes too but overall I think it's great. The look makes their services appear more consistent, they work mostly faster, and changing up the way things look is not new but certainly entertaining to someone that was staring at the same stuff for a while.