Yay Debian 7 is out.
Nothing too major to report, I've only updated one VM at this stage (was very easy).
PHP 5.4 is nice to have. I'll be rolling out a number of upgrades and new VMs with it in the coming weeks so I'll see how it goes.
For servers (PHP Web Servers, MySQL, DNS, Subversion etc) Debian is my current favourite OS. It is so easy to manage and upgrade.
My current break down of operating systems is:
We're about to replace (or add not sure yet) a server in the data centre.
The previous servers are 1RU ASUS Quad Xeons with 16GB Ram (photo). They were okay for the price but pretty cheap machines.
The new one is a Dell *shock*
Just doing some final testing and waiting for Debian 7 before I install it. This plus the new subnets should make the setup pretty sweet.
I've never found a password manager that I like (the story of my life)!
I've never been a fan of hosting my personal data with other companies.
So I spent two days writing my own.
Mr Password is awesome. It does almost everything a Password Manager should do. I'm selling it cheap on codecanyon and once purchased you get free upgrades and access to the code.
Go get it, only $US8-10 (depending on the way you purchase it).
URL : http://www.onlinecompanyportal.com/mrp/
One of the computers we purchased for a customer came with a 3 year onsite warranty. The extra 2 years of warranty was provided by U-NITED Warranties (aka United Warranty) (http://www.u-nited.com.au/ or http://www.unitedelectrical.com.au/).
As of today I am still waiting for a response as to where the machine is.
March 4th Update:
March 7th. Still no update.
March 14th. After a lot of bitching I was finally able to get a part refund on the computer so that I can replace it myself! So crap, but I can get a new machine much faster than this company can return phone calls!
I will never use this company again for anything.
Invoicing is just about complete! There are two more things that are not finished yet, PDF invoices and emailing the invoicing. Both will be pretty easy.
There were a few complex SQL queries to handle the tax calculations (and to have the total on the view all invoices page).
Here is what it looks like (click to see full size).
I am in the process of writing in invoicing support for IPManager (need to change the name of this app!). I've looked at Xero and Saasu but I'd still need to work out their API, and I don't like the idea of companies having access to my data, so I'm doing it myself :)
To do it nicely I need to use a bunch of JQuery so that you can easily add new line items on the fly (and calculate tax etc).
I've got it working just the way I want it, using a very long JQuery command!
Here are a couple of screen shots:
And here is the basic design that the clients will see:
I am pretty happy with it so far, lots of work to go though.