Day: July 16, 2005

  • OPEN-XCHANGE, Finally!

    Open-Xchange, Finally!

    I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve put in to getting to this screenshot, which if you can’t tell means that I have a working OPEN-XCHANGE installation. Just after OX was released as open source I repeatedly tried to install it without success. The install instructions always seemed to be slightly out of sync with reality and I usually got about 3/4 of the way through but died horribly during slapd or OX.

    Starting last night just before bed and finishing this evening when I had free time, I followed these excellent instructions (login required) to install OX on a fresh Sarge install. I’d like to thank Murphy and everyone who provided him input, including Laurent Francoise, who got me so close so many times.

  • Penguins Marching

    March of the Penguins Poster

    We went to see March of the Penguins today, and it rocked. The first thing I heard about it a few weeks ago (besides it being good) was the fact that it was grossing a lot more than anything else on a per-screen basis than anything out there, even though it was only out in a handful of theatres:

    Around Hollywood, they’re calling it the “Penguin Movie.” And although it doesn’t offer any challenges to Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise in the leading man department, the film nabbed at least one box-office bragging right this weekend: On a per-screen basis, ticket sales for “March of the Penguins” were far more than for any other movie, $26,269, compared with $19,719 for the overall box-office champ, “War of the Worlds.”

    After seeing it, I know why. The cinemetography is amazing. The story is epic. The writing iis great, and Morgan Freeman does a great job narrating. We were in a smaller theatre, but if it wasn’t completely sold out there couldn’t have been more than a few empty seats.

    Needless to say, I highly recommend it as long as you can handle something that’s not full of special effects and bad acting.