Posts Categorized: Technical Blog
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where them birdies is. Welcome to Blogrotate. It’s Good Friday here in Ottawa, a holiday for us. For this reason it’s going to be a short one this week. That and the fact that it’s 25C and sunny here. :)
This is the 184th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. I’ve edited a couple of Log Buffers before, but this is the first time I get to post directly to the Pythian blog. Just one of the many perks of being a Pythian employee ;)
Good evening and welcome to the late night edition of Blogrotate. It’s been hectic around here but I did not want to skip a week so I am burning the midnight oil. There was a lot of action in the world of IT this week, here’s a few tidbits we took notice of.
I had an interesting conversation with Sheeri yesterday. She had pointed out that today was Ada Lovelace Day, a day devoted to highlight and thank the many women in the Information Technology industry for their contributions. She suggested that if I wanted to blog about it she would find that appropriate, given what we’ve achieved here at Pythian.
Today is Ada Lovelace day, a day to “draw attention to achievements of women in technology.” So here I am, drawing some attention :) All the names contain links to learn more (mostly Wikipedia links), so if you are so inclined to do so, you can learn more (you could start at Wikipedia’s article on women in computing). Perhaps you will realize that there are lots of women in technology already, more than you first thought. That being said, this is by no means a comprehensive list.
Hello folks, it’s great to be back from hiatus. This is the 183rd edition of Log Buffer (arguably the best edition of Log Buffer yet!), the weekly review of database blogs.
Good morning and welcome once again to the (usually) weekly round-up of news that matters to Sys Admins. We missed last week for reasons previously stated, client work always comes first. This week was yet another fast and furious week so let’s get started.
There were two things I have wanted to do for some time now. The first was to come up with a way to quickly and easily set up a DarkPAN mirror so that we would have more control over our dependency chain at work. The second was to make a portable CPAN proxy service, so that I can always have access to my favorite modules, even if the machine I’m working on has no Internet access. Last week, I finally had a few ‘rount tuits’ to spend on this type of background itch, and the result is dpanneur (for dépanneur, French Canadian for convenience store). Here it is.
This is the 182nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Make sure to read the whole edition so you do not miss where to submit your SQL limerick!
Before you do anything else install an opcode cache like APC. Wordpress really likes this type of caching, see this slide for the results. Set the timezone, to make sure conversions aren’t being done all the time. Make sure you are cpu-bound, NOT I/O bound. Otherwise, speed up the I/O. Then strace your webserver processs. There are common config issues that you can spot in your strace code. grep for ENOENT which shows you “No such file or directory” errors.