How to cook?

Just read a cool interview with Lindsay McDougall, of Frenzal Rhomb (was at a concert with them at Rock Against Howard in October btw which was awesome!). Seems like he cooks the same way as me: chop & mix some veggies etc and see what it ends like :) (But my dear mom teached me this "trick" earlier ;).

"June: I'm coming around for dinner to your place next week ... (thanx for the invite Lindsay!) what's on the menu .... ummm ..... can you cook or will it be takeaway again?
Lindsay: I'm not all that bad, actually, contrary to what most people would probably think. I had to start cooking when I went vego, living with my Dad there weren't many options. I'm pretty experimental in that I'll chuck a bunch of things in together and see how they taste. But I'm not really one for presentation, it often looks like a pile of filth, but tastes awesome." For the rest of the interview see http://www.animal-lib.org.au/interviews/lindsay/

I guess I've never managed to follow a cooking reciepe completely. When I use a receipe most of the time when I get to the half of it (or earlier) I start to do something else :) The most interesting part of receipes are to see which vegetables etc they combine, because not all veggies mix as well together. And with such information it is easier to create a brand new dish :) I also use info from receipes as to how to prepare something, like avocado, for dishes. So... in a nutshell that is how I cook :)

Hosting bugzilla with Microsoft IIS

Wasted a lot of hours this weekend trying to setup bugzilla on IIS. So, if I ever need to do that again I'd rather read this post then figuring out the issues again :).

Most of what you have to do is documented in the bugzilla docs. More information is given at bugzilla.glob.com.au/guides/windows. One important issue which costed me many hours to figure out was how to run perl(cgi). If you follow the docs then you set the handler of ".cgi" files to be something like c:\perl\bin\perl.exe "%s" %s.

Two things with this:
1) As you quickly discover you need to remove the -wT part of the first line in all the source files. (thanks to VS.NET replace in files for fixing this job!). This is written in the docs, but I failed to read that first :).

2) You _must_ set the path to where perl will execute as well. With ActiveState this is done through the -x argument, such as c:\perl\bin\perl.exe -x c:\inetpub\wwwroot\bugzilla. If not perl will have c:\inetpub\wwwroot as it's current directory which breaks a lot of things.

My executable information for ".cgi" is the following c:\perl\bin\perl.exe -x[path to bugzilla] -WT "%s" %s

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