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by: Bernard Teo

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Sat 12 Jun 2010


Category : Travel/Melbourne.txt

Now that Liya the iPhone app had been submitted, and I'm twiddling my thumbs, here are some pictures from our trip to Melbourne last week.

Hai Hwee came along, so we had no one back home to tend to the server, if it went down. Fortunately it never did. But Hai Hwee did manage to set up a back-up server at her own home that duplicated everything the live server did, including getting synchronised updates from the live database - and she did all these in just a few minutes, a few days before we left. This would have allowed us to switch to the back-up quickly, if the main server went down. Just goes to prove you can actually do all these enterpricey things in a quietly efficient way without all these IT Department-like Sturm und Drang.

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Liya For iPhone

Category : Technology/LiyaForiPhone.txt

I've submitted this app to the App Store - it's Liya for the iPhone.

Liya connects to MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and allows iPhone users to access and edit the database contents. It'll be a free download.

I'll have more to say, if and when it gets approved.

P.S.: Liya is a reduced version of Maven for the iPhone. It doesn't allow the user to edit or create the table structure for the database - it'll only allow edits to the contents, plus there is a search function for textual data. But that was useful enough when I was on holiday in Melbourne last week (e.g., to search through my database when I got email from people who'd lost their serial numbers) that I hadn't needed to use my MacBook Pro at all during the trip, what with the 3G Bridge Data Roam feature working so well.

Posted at 8:06AM UTC | permalink

Put your Mac to Work Now how would you do something like that?

Weblogs. Download and start a weblog of your own.

A Mac Business Toolbox
A survey of the possibilities

A Business Scenario
How we could use Macs in businesses

VPN Enabler for Mavericks

MailServe for Mavericks

DNS Enabler for Mavericks

DNS Agent for Mavericks

WebMon for Mavericks

Luca for Mavericks

Liya for Mountain Lion & Mavericks

Postfix Enabler for Tiger and Panther

Sendmail Enabler for Jaguar

Services running on this server, a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks:

  • Apache 2 Web Server
  • Postfix Mail Server
  • Dovecot IMAP Server
  • Fetchmail
  • SpamBayes Spam Filter
  • Procmail
  • BIND DNS Server
  • DNS Agent
  • WebDAV Server
  • VPN Server
  • PHP-based weblog
  • MySQL database
  • PostgreSQL database

all set up using MailServe, WebMon, DNS Enabler, DNS Agent, VPN Enabler, Liya and our SQL installers, all on Mavericks.