For whatever reason, someone thought it would be a grand idea to have 250 web sites in one subversion repository, that repository, now converted to git, is now 2.5GB and bloated as can be. Some of the data in there can just sit there and rot, but some of it is still quite useful, so […]

Found this perfectly summarized guide to making a Windows 7 bootable USB install drive. Something I’ve done repeatedly but never had such a succinct list of tasks to get it done. Please note: during this procedure you’ll lose any data on your USB flash drive. Please be extra careful during formatting, choosing the wrong drive […]

Occasionally my mysql mirror server will crash or the power will go off on it since it’s not mission critical, it’s not on a UPS. Typically I’d use this “opportunity” to build a new mysqldump or rsync the live mysql database folder and start a new mirror, but that takes a whack of time that […]

Security is of utmost concern, and the ever-changing, ever-evolving security world demands you keep up with securing your systems. Fortunately, browsers like Firefox and Chrome have made it their practice to disable weak encryption but if you’re running some older systems you’ll need to update them so visitors can still access your site. The latest […]

There’s a new BIND vulnerability in the wild that users can use to remote execute denial of service attacks. For most distributions it’s just a matter of an apt-get update or a yum update but according to this post I found on The Register’s comments from an anonymous user, there’s an extra step required with […]