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I am a Linux systems administrator based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. As well as being a RHCE, I have a lot of experience with the web, and a background in PHP and Zend.

Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
25
answered NAT and NGINX on the same server
May
1
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
23
answered Perhaps not understanding the OS/X ACL model
Mar
23
answered Get page blank in submit form in php after changed server
Feb
23
answered What's the best approach when it comes to updating a production(on ec2) machine that can't go down?
Feb
15
answered Rails app complaining can't connect to memcached but I'm pretty sure it's running
Feb
8
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
That being said, please treat developers like the royalty that we are - Please tell me you're being sarcastic!?!?!
Feb
2
comment MySQL won't start or won't installed
Run the above comment and it will identify if mysql is listening on it's standard port.
Feb
2
comment MySQL won't start or won't installed
netstat -tupln | grep 3306
Feb
1
comment Website hosted at home pingable from outside, but not browseable from outside
What happens when you try to browse to the domain? Do you get a timeout, or, is it an IIS error message? Is it possible your ISP is filtering traffic on 80?
Feb
1
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
25
answered monitor hardisk space and notify on ubuntu
Jan
25
comment Hundreds of failed ssh logins
This won't work if you're on a network that proxies HTTP connections but your direct route to the internet is via a different egress.
Jan
25
comment Hundreds of failed ssh logins
I don't know why people upvote this; SSH is on a standard port 22. This means that when you're on a foreign network, you're not relying on them having open a non-standard port through the outbound firewall. The real solution to this problem is documented above, either restrict the number of repeat connections via your inbound firewall, or, switch-off password logins.
Jan
25
comment PHP-CGI Not working on CentOS 5?
You may find you get better use out of PHP-FPM; PHP-FPM has been included in the PHP source code since 5.3.2. It negates the need for spawn-fcgi. I'm having a lot of success with it and Nginx.
Jan
19
awarded  Critic
Jan
19
comment Hidden Features of Linux
It may be easier on first glance, but, find is much more powerful, and, worth getting to know. find . -type f -name "*.rb" -exec grep <pattern to find> {} \;
Jan
19
comment Hidden Features of Linux
That's awesome. Didn't know that.