Debian Etch on Dell Optiplex 320

After a number of false starts, we were about to give up on the Dell Optiplex 320 as a machine too weird to run Debian on. However, we persevered, and discovered the magic options that cause Debian Etch to not only install, but also boot. Supply the kernel parameter pci=nomsi – this lets the installer…

I have seen the light

Recently I had to configure a FastCGI application to work in a mixed SSL and plain HTTP environment. A few hours into the adventure I remembered LigHTTPd (pronounced lighty, usually), a new free software web server that is gaining popularity, especially within the dynamic community, and thought I might as well give it a try.