Mediawiki uses MySQL’s full-text searching capabilities for its searching. I’ve always been irritated that I can’t search for a three-letter word, like “nfs”. It turns out that this is due to a default configuration in MySQL. In this article, I’ll try to pull together various tips I’ve seen around the Web for enabling searches for […]
Last year, I wrote about how much I despised the Dish Network ViP 622 DVR due to its instability. My thoughts on this haven’t changed a whole lot. In fact, we’re now using our 5th Dish DVR in 10 months.
I just had to tell the world about this sweet new database system. redis is a non-volatile key-value database with speeds comparable to memcached. For the right types of applications, it’s just perfect.
If you’re like me, you already know that there are 86400 seconds in a day. Using UNIX timestamps, it’s fairly common to use this fact to move a clock forward or back by a day. Just be careful to do it safely.
When we replaced our NetApp filer cluster with a RHEL-based NFS cluster, we ran into a few surprises.
One of the scariest things in changing from a known solution like our NetApp filers to a less familiar linux solution was the question of whether the new system could push data as fast as the old. Here I provide an overview of our system’s specs and some performance numbers.
We recently transitioned from a proprietary NAS storage solution (NetApp) to an open, linux-based solution. Here I explain what brought us to that decision and an overview of the new solution.
I spent a lot of time looking for a good (and, I’ll admit it, free) comment solution for smorgasbork.com. The best I found was ChronoComments from ChronoEngine. I like the wide array of configuration options that it provides, and the layout/presentation is very clean and works well with my site’s template. One thing that isn’t […]