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bio website twitter.com/tobyhede
location Sydney, Australia
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Web Software Architect and Developer, Occasional Entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia, with an obsession for creating elegant, beautiful software.

I am a Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and Agile methods specialist, with a polyglot background and years of experience spent in the trenches as an enterprise java developer and educator.

I currently work as Technical Lead for Ninefold, who specialise in Ruby on Rails deployment on dedicated infrastructure for high-performance applications

I have expert skills in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and a myriad of associated web technologies. I am a recent convert to Clojure, which I adore. I drink deep of the JVM. I have slightly rusty skills in PHP and prefer not to use them. Plus experience with ColdFusion, VB, C, C#, Erlang, Groovy, Python, VBScript, Lingo, ActionScript and ... others I have probably forgotten in my long and occasionally illustrious career.

I have worked across the software development lifecycle and with a number of methodologies including XP, Scrum and RUP.

My hobbies include playing the drums (I have a Roland TD-12), cutting code and pondering the nature of existence.

Available for freelance projects and consultation for select customers.

Check out StoryWall - simple, elegant, and minimalist tracking inspired by kanban.

On Twitter: @tobyhede


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asked Install Java 7 with Chef using Opscode Java Community Cookbook
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comment Nginx & Passenger - failed (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) while connecting to upstream
@jdkealy can't recall from memory, but I think I started at about 5 and worked my way back up until I saw the error again.
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comment Nginx: maximum number of locations as specified in nginx.conf?
@michael, the question isn't specific to the app in question, but is ultimately a general question about nginx configuration limits.
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comment Nginx: maximum number of locations as specified in nginx.conf?
Looking at OpenResty, which uses locations as "routes"
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asked Nginx: maximum number of locations as specified in nginx.conf?
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comment Install passenger with yum-installed nginx
Looks like the yum packages are a fiar bit behind ... seems like building from source might be the safest option?
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comment Nginx & Passenger - failed (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) while connecting to upstream
Never did find the answer, but decreasing the passenger pool helped immensely.
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comment Use Varnish to inject content into pages from specific domains
We own all of the domains in question.
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comment Use Varnish to inject content into pages from specific domains
Yep. It's pretty strange. I work for a (very) large educational institution, and we have hundreds if not thousands of distinct sites, all driven by different technologies, so application level is very problematic as well.