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Please update your bookmarks to http://derekhildreth.com/blogSee you there!

The reason for the move is simple: I wanted more control over my WordPress blog than what I had here at WordPress.com, so I switched to WordPress.org on a dedicated host. All of the posts you find here are also available over at my new blog address. I’m leaving this blog and its existing posts active, but any new posts, tutorials, guides, entries will be continued on http://derekhildreth.com/blog.

Thanks for understanding,

Derek Hildreth

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Howdy,

I’d like to take a moment to let anybody who cares know that I’ve gotten a website setup at http://www.derekhildreth.com and/or http://www.sendderek.com. There, you’ll have a chance to get to learn about me and my hobbies. One of the reasons I wanted the website was to get all of my links into one place so that my friends and family could find my pictures, videos, music, etc easier. Also, I thought it was valuable to me to have a website in my own name that potential employers could have a place to download my resume and parts of my portfolio.

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On the technical side, I registered the domain name through godaddy.com and it’s hosted by justfree.com. I don’t have as much time as I used to, so I used a template I found through openwebdesign.com called Busy City by JJenZz.  My website utilizes a java program called LightBox2 which adds a touch of Web 2.0 to the site and I customized it to my liking with the BlueFish editor.  So, basically, I have found my own little piece of the internet for $7 a year. My hosting and design was totally free and in the mindset of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the new resource as much as I do. Be sure to bookmark it as it will be the one bookmark to rule everything that is Derek Hildreth.

Thanks for listening,
Derek

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Ampache Scores No. 1 in My Streaming Media Book on DerekHildreth.com/Blog

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If you’ve been interested in streaming your music collection to anywhere in the world from home, you just simply have to take a look at Ampache. It’s a web-based audio file manager which implements mySQL and PHP to bring a feature rich environment to you and the people you want to share it with. After looking around at other solutions such as Zina, Jinzora, Andromeda, and Orb, I feel that Ampache has the most appealing characteristics. It was easy to setup, easy to learn, and most importantly everything “just worked”. If you do run across problems, their support forums are friendly and quick to help. I didn’t find that with Jinzora’s forums where there were inquiries from two years ago without a single response. Also, I really like the appearance of Ampache’s default theme. It’s clean, light, and doesn’t have 1990 web design look like Zina does. Plus, Ampache is free, unlike Andromeda, and cross-platform, unlike Orb which means that it’s available to anybody running Linux, Macintosh, FreeBSD, Windows, etc. If you haven’t looked at it, I would suggest you do so right away and set your music free.

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Hello Family and Friends,

I just wanted to let you know that the Hildreth Server has been drastically improved by making the thumbnails load 100% faster. Now, it’s practically instant viewing pleasure.

Also, I thought I would take some time now and show you a few features that you’ll find when you get there. You may already know about them, but I’d like to tell you anyways.

Thumbnails:
Thumbnails
Something that I’m most proud of because it makes going through pictures enjoyable. The main benefit is that you can see a smaller “preview” of what the actual full sized image looks like so you’ll know if you want to view it or not.

Directory Download:
Download Directory
So, what happens when you see a folder with 52 pictures and you want them all? If it weren’t for this nice little feature, you’d be stuck downloading them one-by-one. Now, just simply click on the link and download the whole thing!

New Images Indication:
New Images
This one is pretty neat just because it lets you know what’s new in my pictures. So, if you see the “New” image, you’ll know that it has been freshly uploaded within the last 5 days.

Search :
Search
If you’ve seen a picture that you’d like, but you don’t know where to begin looking, then use this feature. Simply type in some keywords (like “Qeirstyn” or “Cabin”) and *poof* it will show you what you’re looking for.

File Information:
file_info
This is more-so just detailed stuff, but you can see how many times each file has been downloaded, when it was modified, and how large the file is.

Breadcrumb Trail:
breadcrumb
This just makes navigation through the gallery easier. Click on the link and it will bring you to that directory. Click on the period “.” to get back to the very beginning.

I hope you like the Hildreth Server. I feel that it’s valuable to everybody and myself, so keep using it! Remember that the hours of operation are around 9AM to 9PM everyday (or when my laptop is on).

-Derek

PS. All this was made possible by a script called AutoIndex.

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This tutorial is intended to help guide new web masters (like myself) in getting their own totally free, self-hosted phpBB3 forum up and running. I’m using Fedora 8 to accomplish this, but your distribution of Linux is probably very similar. I try to write my tutorials so that anybody with any distribution can accomplish the task. It may not be identical, but the principles are usually the same….

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Tutorial: Setup a Totally Free, Self-Hosted phpBB Forum on DerekHildreth.com/Blog

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This tutorial is intended to help guide new web masters (like myself) in getting their own totally free, self-hosted WordPress.org blog up and running. I’m using Fedora 8 to accomplish this, but your distribution of Linux is probably very similar. In fact, a great guide for Ubuntu is located here on their wiki. I try to write my tutorials so that anybody with any distribution can accomplish the task. It may not be identical, but the principles are usually the same. By the way, the setup instructions for Fedora 8 are located in the directory usr/share/doc/wordpress.2.3.2 after installing the wordpress package.

Let’s get started….

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Tutorial: Tutorial: Setup a Totally Free, Self-Hosted WordPress.org Blog on DerekHildreth.com/Blog

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This is my attempt at guiding new webmasters (like myself) through the setup process of setting up a simple web server for friends and family (and possibly, with a little bit of creativity on your side, a full-blown web host like those you usually pay for). I will provide commands to execute in the Linux terminal, the programs needed, and some programs that I would highly suggest….

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Tutorial: Setup Your Own (Self-Hosted) Simple Web Server for Free on DerekHildreth.com/Blog

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