Posts tagged “FTP”


Has anyone ever used BitBeamer? [ed. note: That link is now dead.] I’ve been using WS_FTP forever, and I just downloaded LeechFTP, but I’ve started looking for alternatives. [ed. note: That link is also now dead.] What’s your favorite ftp app? Note: Yes, I know that this page gets about 3 readers/month, but I still

I have MovableType running now and this blog, Works in Progress is a MovableType blog! I’m using DreamHost as my web host, and thought – on the off-chance that anyone reads anything here ever – that I’d note some things specific to DreamHost. The most important thing to note is that under DreamHost a user has an account root. This is where you should place your MovableType db directory.

I have several domains hosted at DreamHost, so when I connect using WS_FTP I start in my root account. That means I’m presented with a directory for each of the domains I have hosted there. Aside from some shell-specific variable files, this root directory only contains one directory for each domain hosted, and, now, my MovableType db directory.

The path to your root account at DreamHost is simply: /home/username/

So, assuming you name your db directory db, the DataSource variable in your mt.cfg file should read: DataSource /home/username/db

Obviously replace username with your DreamHost username.

The FTP Search is now holding at v4.0 and I thought I’d share it with anyone who doesn’t use it. I’ve been utilizing this place since at least '95 and it has never failed me. It has gone through many incarnations, it was originally in some Nordic country if memory serves, and it has always been handy.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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