Saturday, August 22, 2009

Are you still using PBA?

I haven't updated PBA in years, but I'm curious how many people are still using it. Make a comment if you still use PBA. I know it's not the best way to track usage, but it'll at least give me a approximate sense of the user base. I'll probably look into download statistics from sourceforge as well, but that only tells me how many people downloaded PBA and doesn't get into how many people actually use it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wow! Grandma's still alive and kicking.

It's amazing to me that there's still demand for Grandma's LAMP. A user was kind enough to post links to torrent with seeds. I'll repost them here for your convenience.

Torrent with seeds here:

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Asus Eee PC

I've been thinking about getting an Asus Eee PC. It runs Linux and has a solid state hard disk. I'd really like to get the 8G model, but at $499, it starts to get pricy. If it had a higher resolution display, I'd buy it immediately, but lately, I've been thinking more about getting the cheap $299 2G model. The first thing I'd do is backup the Xandros disk image with PBA and then start experimenting with other distros.

Finally, a Grandma's LAMP 1.0.1 Download Link

Happy New Year and sorry for the delay. Grandma's LAMP 1.0.1 has FINALLY been uploaded to:

The link should be up for 60 days. I gave it to one person back in September and, he didn't complain too much about it. Please let me know if this version of Grandma's LAMP works for you.

Also, can someone seed a torrent somewhere and let me know the torrent link?

I'm too busy these days with work, school, and family, but I hope to get some time to work on PBA again also. Thanks for your help and patience.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

New Release: Grandma's LAMP 1.0.1

I have a new release of Grandma's LAMP available. Version 1.0.1 uses a vmdk disk that's split into 2GB chunks, and the packages are upgraded.

I'm looking for someone who can help out by hosting direct downloads for Grandma's LAMP? Please let me know if you can help. I'll work on getting a torrent download started also. Thanks.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Someone broke Grandma's Lamp

It seems the new version of VMware player checks to see whether or not the vmdk disk is spanned into 2GB chunks. Because Grandma's Lamp uses a 10GB vmdk disk in a single file, it won't run. I'm working on a new version that will correct this. For those that don't want to wait, you can always try using Personal Backup Appliance to backup and restore Grandma's LAMP to a new vmdk disk that is spanned into 2GB chunks.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


This might interest some of you.

A PXE-enabled version of Personal Backup Appliance is integrated in the Amahi home server product.

I've been running an Amahi home server on real hardware in my home for a few months, and it's what I use exclusively for backups.

Here are some links to get started. The Amahi Project is actively seeking volunteers to deploy the Amahi into their home.

Friday, June 08, 2007

PXE, NFS, blah blah

I'm working on a new version of PBA that is more centered around the PXE boot client. The PXE boot client will be the default client, and NFS will be default protocol for transfer. I'm not sure if this is the best thing to do, but from a programming point of view, this greatly simplifies the code.