Not dead, just hibernating (like a bear)

September 21, 2009 by · 12 Comments 

Ok, maybe not like a bear.  Bears eat a bunch before they sleep and wake up lighter.  I, on the other hand, have put on about 10 lbs over the past year (need to spend more time at the gym and less time at the office).  Oh, and bears don't do anything while hibernating, whereas I've been running around more like a chicken with it's head cut off.  I guess not like a bear at all then...  Bad analogy, sorry.

Here's a partial list of what I've been up to:

  • Work
  • Hired two people
  • Fired two people
  • Crashed my car into the median on Rt 202 (September 6th, 2008, all-wheel drive = overconfidence, overconfidence + worn tires + hurricane = boom)
  • Got married (October 17th, 2008)
  • Went on my Honeymoon (drove around the South-West US for 2 weeks, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Phoenix)
  • Work
  • Hired two more people
  • Work
  • Started looking for a home
  • Work
  • Bought a home in Exton (Closed June 30th, 2009)
  • Moved on the Jult 4th holiday weekend (movers were miserable, the pending insurance claim for damaged goods is higher than what they billed to move, and they seriously overbilled...)
  • Work
  • Had carpet cleaners rip a hole in the one piece of carpet in my home (mostly wood floors) and then complain about doing anything to fix it
  • Work
  • Spent time looking to hire another developer (PHP this time, more on this in a later post, the job is still available)
  • Had painters not show up as scheduled, do a lousy job when they did show, and then have to come back in the evening for three days to fix all their mistakes
  • Work
  • Started blowing tons of money trying to buy furniture for my home so it's not 90% empty.
  • Work
  • ...

You get the picture.  By the time I got home I didn't feel like doing anything.  As I write this, I should be mowing the lawn before it starts raining...

Anyway,  massive update coming tomorrow, both to the site and to the repository.  Think httpd 2.2.13, MySQL 5.0.84, PHP 5.2.11, a choice of XCache, APC, and eAccelerator, etc.

Lastly, for now, quite a few people have filled out the comment form asking about MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3.  Let me say now, no, I don't have any plans at current to upgrade the repo to either of those.  Those updates would likely break quite a few apps and I don't need that on my hands.  If I do decide to push out those updates it will either be with a LOT of warning or as a separate, optional packages that obsolete the older version.