Archive Category: Tip of the day!

As a consultant who works in AWS for numerous clients, one of the most important things to keep track of is which AWS CLI profile am I currently on. To […]

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A common problem of late is throttling requests when using the ruby aws-sdk gem to access AWS services. Handling these exceptions is fairly trivial with a while loop like the […]

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I work quite a bit with Rackspace cloudfiles and use ruby to upload and download files using the fog gem. There have been some major performance issues with apps that […]

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Manually creating dokuwiki pages

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I recently worked on a project where it would be really convenient to create some dokuwik pages using a script on some html content. I ended up using the CPAN/Perl […]

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I recently worked with a client to transfer authoritative control of one of their domains to AWS Route 53 and it was a minor adventure. It was trivial to setup […]

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Puppet node inheritance deprecation

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Puppet 4.0 will deprecate node inheritance which is currently a common way to organize resources. I have been using node inheritance to group common configurations into a basic role and […]

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Rebooting: quick tip

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Note to self: whenever rebooting a server, login via SSH and restart the OpenSSH daemon first to validate that it will come back up. I just updated an AWS instance […]

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One important part of any proxy configuration is logging the correct originating IP address on the final application log to ensure proper analytics and problem determination. Note that at times, […]

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List MySQL Table Space Consumption

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How much space is MySQL consuming? How do I find out which MySQL tables are the largest? Can I query MySQL to determine how much space it’s consuming? Try this […]

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One very common task when scripting with bash is to use a for loop to iterate over the contents of a directory or directory tree. There are two primary methods […]

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