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Author Image Gerry Patterson. The world's most humble blogger
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itax on Sourceforge

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 09:04:54 +1100

Well the first part of the blog publishing software has been completed. I need to get the posting and editing components working. But the basics seem to be ok.

Not much time for blogging, because I have to do my BAS. This is the bane of my life. Every three months I find myself tearing my hair and cursing the ATO. Most of the work is actually doing the figures. And then I have to lodge it. I suppose it would be nice if I could do that online.

This is not likely however since the ATO's system is crap.

So I was pleasantly surprised to learn (from OSIA) about the proposal of the itax project.

The itax proposal lists the following objectives:

(The above taken from sourceforge)

Very Interesting ...

Of course I still have to do the figures!

And while I was reading about it, the same e-mail (from OSIA) directed my attention to LAMP. This lead me to wonder about that word. What do those letters stand for? I have encountered the acronym previously, however I have forgotten the meaning. The first letter, 'L' must be for "Linux". and the second letter is probably Apache ... I tried googling for the answer, and, of course, found many references to LAMP ...

I discovered there is a book about LAMP: The Open Source Web Platform by Dale Dougherty. According to this website, O'Reilly Network runs a LAMP web site, as do many organisations.

LAMP is an acronym for the a suite of Open Source programs software used to create a dynamic web site:

So now I recall the definition:

	LAMP = Linux + Apache + MySQL + (PHP | Perl | Python)

(I prefer LAPP = Linux + Apache + postgres + Perl)

(Although BAPP = BSD + Apache + postgres + Perl is pretty good also)

The wikipedia, as usual has a well-written and informative summary of the origins of this acronym.

Whilst Googling for this, I discovered a good list of Linux Distros. Well worth a look, if you are pondering the question of which distro?

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