Entries from November 2012

Well, this is embarrassing…

Date November 30, 2012

I found out today that I have been configuring Apache wrong for a while. How long? Around 15 years.  ಠ_ಠEveryone who has configured Apache has probably done work with the <VirtualHost> declaration. You know how it usually looks: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost myserver.whatever.com:80> # apache stuff goes here </VirtualHost> But that’s wrong. It’ll work, of course, […]

LISA’12 Early-Bird Registration discounted through November 26th

Date November 20, 2012

I didn’t actually cover it before, but the discounted “Early Bird” registration for LISA12 in San Diego ended last night. They have actually extended it another week, though, so use all the discounts you can (members of LOPSA even get an additional discount) and register now. I’ll be there on the USENIX Blog team, along […]

Review: Gunnar Rockets (anti-headache glasses)

Date November 16, 2012

A few weeks ago, I picked up a pair of Gunnar Rockets. They’re (slightly) tinted glasses which are touted as helping people who have issues staring at computer screens for long periods of time. I didn’t used to have any problems, but after taking a year off of being a sysadmin, I think my eyes […]

Flash Drives as Replaceable Parts

Date November 14, 2012

I’m back from Storage Field Day 2 in San Jose, so you can expect a lot of posts about the cool things I saw while I was there. But first, I want to tell you about an idea that came to mind while listening to some panelists on the Next Generation Storage Symposium. I don’t […]