My Slicehost account provided my first real “on-my-own” server, outside of work, where I was able to do whatever I want. I’ve been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now, and while I know my way around my system, I’ve never completely automated anything. At a minimum, I wanted a way to do a scratch install of all the major software that I wanted for my Slicehost account to get up-and-running with a Rails app (through nginx anyway).
I initially compiled a list of scripts from Slicehost’s tutorials last December. They may need to be updated as I was extremely busy all Spring. Anyway, they’re pretty crude, but they may be useful for somebody out there. You can get them all here at Github.
Questions? E-mail me: this domain AT gmail DOT com