28 12 2012
I had a domain that generates me about a grand each month get spanked badly by Google due to the work of an outsourced SEO. Luckily Google released a tool to disavow bad links. I suggest reading Googles blog post on the matter at http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-new-tool-to-disavow-links.html to ensure you are using the tool properly and know when to [...]
12 12 2012
This is probably the strangest thing I’ve ever needed to figure out how to do in Apache: make apache slow. My initial thought was I could just drop max connections to 1, but this would completely halt requests. I wanted the requests to work. I just wanted them to work slowler. My reasoning for this [...]
17 08 2011
I wanted to create a shell script that will automatically grab a database backup from our backup server via rsync to a local server so we can have relatively recent copies of our database stored locally for running intensive reports against. This is a stopgap solution until we setup a reporting server in our datacenter. [...]
17 05 2011
How to create custom apache log files in linux and log more or less than what is found in the common log format.
21 04 2011
I’m not sure why these paths aren’t in Centos by default and I certainly don’t profess to be a Linux expert. The best guess I can take is these are not where binary executables should go by default so thats why they are not put in by Centos or Red Hat. Actually that doesn’t make [...]
23 02 2011
I’m pretty excited about getting cacti running in our production environment to monitor our Web and Database servers. Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool‘s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the [...]
2 02 2011
I recently discovered some dunce code was modifying our php.ini settings at run time preventing error logging in production. Not displaying errors in production is fine, but not logging them makes it difficult to fix bugs and generally makes me want to slap the developer that disabled error logging through an ini_set().
24 01 2011
Setting up Apache WebDav for SVN authentication on Ubuntu 10.
12 10 2010
Simply steps for removing, adding, and verifying IP Tables rules in Linux. Performed on Centos, but is likely cross-compatible with most Linux Distributions.
5 10 2010
Setting up Subversion (SVN) on Ubuntu and Netbeans is easy. Find out how to in this blog.