Geekology Generally

First movie trailer of book adaptation “The Martian” written by Andy Weir – Update 2

The book “The Martian” written by Andy Weir was one of the best books I’ve read in quite a while. It is Andys first novell and was first published one chapter at a time on his website. Only after that it was release as an ebook and finally published.

Due to the overwhelming feedback Twentieth Century Fox optioned the film rights. The Movie “The Martian” will be released end 2015 and first trailer was just released.

Coding Sysadmin

Installing PHP7 Beta 1 as php-fpm variant on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system.

After major parts of the PHP community were against releasing PHP6 as the successor of PHP5, the new official replacement of PHP5 will now be PHP7. A first beta version is now available and the final release is planned on October 2015. Because there are no official packages to be installed for Debian or Ubuntu at the moment, we’ll create a PHP 7 php-fpm module by compiling the beta 1 source code. That will also allow us to continue having PHP5 on our server as the main version but use PHP7 to test our projects for compatibility.