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More Python WSGI moinmoin and pycoon Notes 29 December, 2007

WSGI is pretty cool stuff - I messed around with cherrypy today, and enjoyed what I found. For a fairly small codebase its quite flexible…

Bulletproof AJAX and Object Persistence 26 December, 2007

As a follow up to my last post about javascript libraries, I'm now reading "Bulletproof AJAX" by Jeremy Keith. I'm pleased with what I've…

Javascript Libraries 24 December, 2007

I started this post several months ago and finally got around to examining some of these libraries. So far, I really like the jQuery library…

pfSense IPSec with Mac OS X Clients 24 December, 2007

I just got IPSec running from an OS X client to a FreeBSD pfSense server. It won't go natively because the Mac OS X client uses L2TP, but…

Ohloh 22 December, 2007

I submitted some projects to ohloh.net recently, then came up with thoughts to share.raises awareness about the importance of code…

Python WSGI 22 December, 2007

I followed the WSGI Hello World Tutorial , and modified it to learn a little bit about how WSGI URIs are handled. I am familiar with how…

Web Server Thoughts 22 December, 2007

I like the idea of running numerous lightweight daemons behind a larger, multi-threaded server.Other issues:What's the best way to connect…

The Licensing Issues of Canvas Concepts 22 December, 2007

Canvas is a cool concept, but the fact that Apple is taking the position that it believes itself to own intellectual property related to…

Think Nothing 21 December, 2007

Bye bye Think Secret! Apple has put an end to the Think Secret website we've known and loved for so long...Here's the press release posted…

PHP Subversion 20 December, 2007

I'm installing the pecl library to add svn functions in php:Doh:http://pecl.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=10811&edit=1This would make a good…

Subversion Finder AppleScripts for Mac OS X 20 December, 2007

This is cool:http://svn-finder.sourceforge.net/A collection of apple scripts to enable subversion commands from the Mac Finder. Not bad. I…

Lightbox Gone Wild 18 December, 2007

This is a great post:http://particletree.com/features/lightbox-gone-wild/I found it looking for a javascript form on the same page, aka…

Load Balanced Wordpress 16 December, 2007

I've recently setup Wordpress high availability cluster using a pfSense load balancer. It works great, most of the time. There are…

Twill 16 December, 2007

I just found out about another web scripting tool which can be useful for testing: twill. I installed it on debian and was able to try it…

Learning Python 15 December, 2007

I've decided to make a concerted effort to learn python, so I just purchased O'Reilly's "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz. I might even…

Cacheability Engine License 14 December, 2007

I just wrote to Mark Nottingham, the author of the Cacheability Engine, to ask if he would reconsider licensing the software under the GPL…

Encryption Campaign 14 December, 2007

Zeth at command line warriors has launched a campaign for laptop users to encrypt their home directories.I don't encrypt my laptop, but I…

Subversion DAV mod rewrite 12 December, 2007

I'm trying to slyly host several svn repositories:www.example.com/svn/www.example.org/svn/using mod_rewrite and SVNParentPath (set to /home…

Mac Tablet 09 December, 2007

My co-worker Rae keeps talking about the Mac tablet rumors - she thinks it would be really cool if there ever is such a thing. I tend to…

Dreamhost Account Closed 09 December, 2007

I did finally close my dreamhost account, it was to renew in January 2008. Contrary to how Netfirms is behaving, Dreamhost was amicable…

OpenVZ Limits 09 December, 2007

I am still having a bit of trouble figuring out the right limits for virtual environments in OpenVZ. I just ran into some limits, but I'm…

NetFirms Renewal But I already canceled 09 December, 2007

I just got an email from NetFirms letting me know my account was up for renewal. I responded saying that I canceled my Netfirms account back…

Trac with MySQL and Psyco 09 December, 2007

So far (for about a week) my trac installation has been running fine with MySQL and Psyco setup. At first, I mistakenly connected the trac…

Debian Proftpd 08 December, 2007

I'm setting up proftpd on debian, using openbsd-inetd. One glitch so far:I commented that out, and now getting this:In the end I ended up…

mod wsgi 08 December, 2007

Found this new python / Apache module thanks to clw, its similar, but potentially faster, than mod_fcgid. Its terrific to have choices. :-)I…

Rename MySQL Slave to Clone 08 December, 2007

I keep trying to not use the word slave when referring to MySQL replication. I always tried to use replicant instead, but it is an obtuse…

pfSense Traffic Shaping Issue 08 December, 2007

I just ran into an issue with the traffic shaper on pfSense. I was downloading a large file from a server behind the firewall over the vpn…

Roundcube on Debian 08 December, 2007

Exciting news! Roundcube web-based email is now available in the debian repositories. I first used roundcube thanks to the fine folks at…

Mac OS X SSH Keys 07 December, 2007

Mac OS X has pretty good sshkey management, thanks to SSHkeychain.http://www.sshkeychain.org/To use it, you have to create a public and…

Psyco Trac 05 December, 2007

I'm trying to setup trac with psyco, and so far it seems to work but I have no clue if it actually is working. I just added this to the…

Comment Spam Defenses 04 December, 2007

I'm trying new ways to defend against comment spam, thanks to these sites for providing IP block lists, or links to IP block lists:http…

Commodore 64 04 December, 2007

I was going through some old pictures today and I came across this picture of my old Commodore 64:Nice piece of machinery, huh? I eventually…

Camino Rules 03 December, 2007

After a lame effort on my part to switch to using Safari instead of Camino, I'm back with Camino, and I'm loving it. Everything about Camino…

How I use Apache behind pfSense 03 December, 2007

Apache can sometimes cause problems when configured certain ways in certain environments with certain clients.Like FINWAIT2.If you setup…

More fun with trac 02 December, 2007

I just installed the latest and greatest trac software on a new server I'm building. In this case, I wanted to install to a separate…

pfSense OpenNTP 01 December, 2007

Can this work on more than one interface at a time? My tests indicate it can only run on one interface. If it can indeed only run on one…

Safari versus Camino 01 December, 2007

I've been trying to switch to Safari after several pleasant years using Camino. Why? Only because Safari supports multiple usernames and…

Disable ACPI in pfSense 29 November, 2007

I just installed pfSense on an old PIII server (intel L440GX mainboard), and for whatever reason, it would freeze when booting. By disabling…

Finally Using mod proxy in production 28 November, 2007

This morning, I was able to setup mod_proxy as a simple and effective alternative to network address translation (NAT). I eventually want to…

Comcast Reverse DNS 27 November, 2007

I'm trying to get a reverse DNS entry for one of the IP addresses which Comcast has allocated to my business. Is it possible?It actually is…

MySQL Replication Manager 27 November, 2007

I've been searching for a MySQL Replication Manager, and found a lot of stuff, but nothing yet fits my needs.This one looks good:http://matt…

Wake on LAN versus Power on after power failure 27 November, 2007

I was just thinking - its been a few months since I started using a remote reboot switch instead of wake on lan. Hate to admit it, but its…

Traffic Shaping 26 November, 2007

Note to self: today you updated the traffic shaping rules on the m0n0wall net4501 to prioritize the in-office public server, and penalize…

Web Analytics 25 November, 2007

Continually on my list of to-do items is evaluate web analytics. In an effort to push this task along, I'm writing this post, and creating a…

mod serf 24 November, 2007

The Apache mailing lists have been mentioning modserf lately as an alternative to modproxy. It actually looks really interesting, and its…

Debian Updates klogd 24 November, 2007

I just did a big update on a debian machine running lenny and I'm now unable to stop / start / restart the kernel logger, klogd:This worked…

Gentoo Updates 23 November, 2007

I performed some updates on a server I manage which runs Gentoo today. There were a couple of hitches:The first one, neon, doesn't seem to…

Mac or PC 21 November, 2007

I've primarily been a pc user for the majority of my life, but in the past couple years I've dove into the world of Macintosh's a little bit…

How to Restart After A Kernel Panic 21 November, 2007

This is awesome. :-)I just read a note at linux.com, referenced from nixcraft.com that you can set a sysctl setting to reboot after a kernel…

PHP Apache and DBM s 21 November, 2007

Another case of open licensing conflicts: I'm trying to choose a dbm format to use, and I like the way SDBM is fast. Unfortunately, PHP…

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