As a weekend project I decided to set up a LAML, (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Lua) stack on my computer. I never worked with Lua before, but I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to get it working with my MAMP setup. Getting started, I spent some time reading any articles I could find on the web that talked about setting up or using using Lua for web development. I quickly ran into the Kepler Project which as their website points out:

is an open source platform that brings the power of Lua to web development

While this was my goal, I wanted to start from scratch since I haven’t had any experience with the language and didn’t want to learn it on a specific platform just yet. So, I went on to figure out how to install and configure Lua with MAMP. To accomplish this yourself, you will need: Xcode, MAMP, Lua, LuaRocks, MAMP source, and mod_fcgid.
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About two months ago, I decided it was time to revisit Linux in general after sitting down and reading through some of the new features offered by XGL with Compiz or Beryl. I installed Ubuntu 6.10 on a spare laptop late in march upgrading to 7.04 shortly after that, and I have been using it as one of my primary workstations since. In case some of you may not know, I recently found out myself, the decimal number following the Ubuntu version, denotes the month it was released: 7.04 refers to version 7 released in April. Linux has definitely come a long way since I last used it in 2004, at least in terms of being a feasible desktop operating system for the masses.
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Andrew Vayanis

I am a Software Engineer, Technologist, Gamer, but most importantly, I am a student of life.

Engineering Lead

California, USA