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Free software expert and entrepreneur in Southeast Asia

Feb
7
comment CouchDB plugin for Wireshark?
+1. What I do is go into the Wireshark config in the http protocol, and add 5984 in the list of ports. Then Wireshark will provide further parsing, showing HTTP verbs, responses, etc.
Oct
1
comment Couchdb v1.1.0 `Object.keys is not a function`
Awesome! Good luck with your project.
Jul
4
comment CouchDB setup issues. RHEL6
If this answer is incorrect (I am nervous because you say local connections are also down), then would you mind updating your question indicating whether or not the logs show any information at all. The logs may have errors or not, but either way, that is a clue.
Jul
4
comment CouchDB setup issues. RHEL6
Sorry! Obviously you already answered this question. I read it wrong. Check my answer below about the listen address.
Jul
4
comment CouchDB setup issues. RHEL6
Can you please confirm that 5984 is allowed in the EC2 security policy?
Jun
13
comment File store: CouchDB vs SQL Server + file system
Great questions and answers. I would suggest that, the benefit of CouchDB attachments is direct download to the browser. If you can't/won't let users download attachments directly off the CouchDB database, then CouchDB is just another database, not much better or worse than the others.
Jun
13
comment CouchDB shuts down for no apparent reason
Are you on EC2? I have seen similar bugs on EC2 with CouchDB and I have heard others mention it too.
May
1
comment How secure is a bluetooth keyboard against password sniffing?
Both are good points. If I get spyware on my laptop and then take it to work, even if I plug in to the "visitors" LAN I might put more sensitive systems at risk--in theory (although you don't see many bluetooth keyboards in data centers). On the other hand, when I SSH from home, I feel safe using a bluetooth keyboard because my neighbors, even if they are script kiddies, probably cannot put my systems at much risk. An internet cafe is somewhere in the middle. As with everything, proper risk-assessmet is key.
Sep
16
comment 100% memory usage--is it Virtuozzo?
Sybreon, would you mind amending your answer to clearly state "NO" at the beginning. I'd like to accept it while having it be helpful to future readers. Thanks.
Sep
16
comment 100% memory usage--is it Virtuozzo?
The weird thing is that top and ps do not report anything using that much memory, just tot overall numbers. Learning about user_beancounters now, thanks.
May
6
comment Interactive shell tips?
For the SSH alias, I suggest you add a -t parameter (which enables the TTY), so you can run the odd console app, like Screen, Midnight Commander, apt-get, or whatever. For example: claudius screen -dr would connect you to a long-running screen session.
May
5
comment RAID - software vs. hardware
Kind of ironic that the "I" in RAID means "inexpensive" :) I guess it only applies to the physical disks themselves.
May
5
comment RAID - software vs. hardware
+1 Jeff mentioned in a recent S.O. podcast that he's joined the camp of Linux-style software RAID (i.e. the OS emulates a virtual disk based on a series of physical ones—a virtual disk which is bootable and usable as the root filesystem).
May
5
comment What sysadmin things should every programmer know?
Thanks for all the upvotes guys. It's bummed me out for years to see programmers at a helpless standstill once the underlying networking fails. And these days, almost all programming is network programming.
May
4
comment Free Name Server services reliability?
I've never had downtime, spam, or hacking issues with ZoneEdit.
May
3
comment Microsoft Office updates fail to install
+1. This seems like a reasonable sysadmin question. If I may make a suggestion: Consider rewording the subject to be in a more focused format, such as how to re-enable Office updates which are not applying. Also, consider giving more details about what it means when "installation fails."
May
3
comment Outlook 2007: Could not install the custom actions. The object could not be found
+1. This seems like a perfectly reasonable sysadmin question.
May
3
comment How do I migrate, dump, or restore a VirtualBox system?
+1 that's a good point and a simple big-picture solution. Unfortunately in my case I want to do things like send an image to a colleague. Frankly, I'm totally amazed that this works even over SSH. That's worth knowing.
May
3
comment What is the most reliable way to send a zip file via email?
Oh, and you get good job security.
May
3
comment What is the most reliable way to send a zip file via email?
I would add that if malware scanners are already hip to the XOR 0xFF trick then you could just use symmetric encryption with a hard-coded key. That should still be pretty simple with most scripting environments' standard libraries, .NET, Java, or whatever.