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Psychologist turned programmer, developing on the JVM with the Typesafe stack (Akka, Play, and Slick) server-side, and Coffeescript + GruntJS client-side.

Currently hacking on the U.S. Hockey Report, an amateur hockey scouting news service.

For contracting gigs email: admin '@' newmindit.com


Jan
15
comment How to tell if mod_deflate is actually working?
apache 2.4 upgrade doc seems to indicate that it will automagically determine whether or not to gzip a given resource: "mod_deflate will now skip compression if it knows that the size overhead added by the compression is larger than the data to be compressed" -- httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/upgrading.html
Dec
11
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
21
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
I wound up going with base + a few odds & ends -- works fine, great in fact, kickstarts are so very useful in VM environment ;-)
Nov
14
awarded  Tumbleweed
Oct
8
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
10
answered kickstart: reference floppy drive via %ksappend or %include
Sep
10
revised kickstart: reference floppy drive via %ksappend or %include
edited tags
Sep
10
asked kickstart: reference floppy drive via %ksappend or %include
Sep
4
accepted ESXi :: vmxnet3 vNIC and Linux kernel errors
Sep
2
accepted CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
Sep
2
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
Thanks, I'll go with minimal install (REMI must be quite up-to-date if it has latest httpd, mysqld, and jdk)
Sep
2
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
"relative bloat", mostly due to the fact that I don't know the actual footprint; if minimal installation is under 1GB, fine, can roll with that, but like the idea of having a streamlined set of packages suited to the VM in question, particularly the primary (and only) service that it will run (httpd, mysqld, and java respectively)
Sep
2
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
errr, because I have heard of neither ;-) Thanks for the tip, will explore...
Sep
2
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
+1, but yikes, that may be a bit too lean; how about networking, ntpd, logrotate and likely many other necessary packages to run the virtual stack I have in mind? Fairly noob-ish as a Linux sysadmin, but I know enough to know that it might be a good idea to actually kickstart with some packages ;-)
Sep
2
comment CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
+1 agreed, but it would be pointless to install, for example, a web-server on a dedicated MySQL VM, even though it and similar extra packages consume a marginal amount of disk space. It's petty I know, but I'd like to find a sweet spot to start with in a true minimal install, and then build from source the primary service (mysqld, httpd, java) on each VM without having the relative bloat. I'd also like to see how lean I can reasonably get the base install as total disk space used is unknown at this point.
Sep
2
asked CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs
Apr
26
comment Apache RewriteCond: inject string into URI between regex match groups
brilliant, this little nugget of gold "(/|$)", never occurred to me to match trailing slash and string termination in that way. Also, your approach is better: while date-enabled URIs are few, they receive most of the traffic; therefore, as you say, better to match twice than thrice ;-)
Apr
26
accepted Apache RewriteCond: inject string into URI between regex match groups
Apr
25
comment Apache RewriteCond: inject string into URI between regex match groups
also, URI will be in form of /foo, /foo/id, /foo/id/id2, and date embedded versions that do not require date injection: /foo/date, /foo/date/id, /foo/date/id/id2. Need to handle trailing slash as well, but anyway, curious to hear your thoughts on chicken & the egg regex, I suspect it's more efficient to check for the pages first, and then check if uri contains date
Apr
25
revised Apache RewriteCond: inject string into URI between regex match groups
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