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bio website xenoterracide.com
location Austin, TX
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Desktop

  • Gentoo Linux 2003 - 2009
    • First experience with Linux 4Q 2003
    • Long term functioning, dual boot, Linux install 4Q 2004
    • Stopped using Windows on a regular basis, approximately 2006
  • Arch Linux 2009 - present

Server ( well professionally, as I constantly run servers daemons on my desktop )

  • CentOS 2006 - 2007, 2010 - Present
    • BusinessGrade - Systems Administration Intern
    • Liquid Web - Linux System Administrator

Student, Web Developer, Systems Administrator See more on my blog.

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Oct
15
comment How do I use pg_upgrade on arch linux
arch now has the package extra/postgresql-old-upgrade to allow concurrent installs
Sep
13
comment How can I troubleshoot an application connecting to SQL Server
in the article mentioned
Sep
13
comment How can I troubleshoot an application connecting to SQL Server
@joeqwerty did that
Apr
6
comment how to make a php crontab silent
@bandnon 1 minute intervals aren't realtime anyways... but long running scripts that poll will do it, event driven programming might be good, when an alert is generated, send it.
Mar
22
comment How do I remove an A record with the Plesk command line utility?
so my syntax is right? this is just a bug in the program... which of course my supervisor won't let me patch to fix.
Jan
26
comment After changing the child name servers some domains have been changed and some are not?
ping is the wrong tool for the job. check intodns or dnsstuff see what's listed in your problem domain as parent servers, if that's wrong your problem is at your registrar. if it's right check what's being returned by the nameservers, make sure their isn't a glue issue. also, we can't even begin to answer this question without you telling use your domain. Right now the correct answer is, you have a configuration problem somewhere.
Jan
19
comment Locked out of server by not-sure-what, remote reboots don't help. What to do?
walk up to the server and make sure nothing but ssh is started. If you have to, have your datacenter do this. Then once you're logged in remotely, you can start services and see what happens.
Dec
24
comment moving whole server to new one
not a real answer... but I'd ask your host if they will do it for you. If you're managed they might do it for you for free.
Dec
24
comment how to make a php crontab silent
@Tom generally cron may not be the right solution for things that need to run that often. But that's an opinion, and one that we enforce at work.
Nov
29
comment How do I use pg_upgrade on arch linux
wait does it do it automatically in another distro?
Nov
28
comment How do I use pg_upgrade on arch linux
well until recently it wasn't possible...
Nov
27
comment How do I use pg_upgrade on arch linux
@khaled no I just upgraded the install with pacman the database is still there, just not the previous 8.4 binaries. do both (8.4 and 9.0) have to be installed side by side for it to work?
Nov
9
comment Not running a cron job when the prev run was not finished
@jgoldshrafe and you think rsyncing a mirror every 5 minutes is a good idea? nothing runs in a deterministic length of time, everything is variable
Nov
9
comment Not running a cron job when the prev run was not finished
bagh...then he's just running it too often, imo. I read it wrong... but I'm still leaving my answer.
Nov
9
comment Not running a cron job when the prev run was not finished
This would be a good question for Unix SE
Nov
5
comment Shouldn't rndc reload invalidate the cache of that domain?
So I sorta figured this one out... upon further investigation by a co-working some ACL or something was preventing the query and thus we were getting a cached result.
Nov
5
comment Setting Up Reverse DNS
@James yeah contact whoever does your webhosting with the IP and DNS record in hand.
Nov
1
comment Shouldn't rndc reload invalidate the cache of that domain?
no we're not talking about my domain, and I couldn't post it. It's a customers domain at my job. tbh, I don't even know what account it is anymore, that was days ago. But I suspect the server was caching stuff it shouldn't have been.
Oct
29
comment Make a filesystem accessible by all users
seems like a good question for unix SE also I'm guessing this depends on how it's mounted. is it a removable drive? what filesystem? nfs? samba?
Oct
29
comment Shouldn't rndc reload invalidate the cache of that domain?
I don't remember, don't think so, it was probably a cpanel addon domain. We never edit named.conf. I know it was only an A record for a subdomain that I had updated.