Ok, so sorry for the bad pun. It only took a month more than I anticipated, but Vijedi is back. The most noticeable change is the new skins, but the major work was behind the scenes. The box now has one sufficiently large hard-drive that’s actually inside the server case, a standard directory structure, and it’s running OpenSUSE with all sorts of goodies like lvm. The goal of having a server that isn’t a nightmare to maintain appears to be accomplished. Unfortunately, some stuff still isn’t working, such as the virtual hosts and the subversion repositories. That, and probably a lot of old cruft hanging around that I neglected to get rid of.
I felt that there were a few good lessons to be learned from all this. IE sucks, but that’s a given. CSS selectors are extremely useful when you can’t change the content. Table layouts suck since you can’t integrate them without mucking with source code. Probably the most important lesson is that software projects take far longer than expected to complete.
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