Side Projects

I have decided to do two side projects using Go in an attempt to learn Go. One project is a plugin for NewRelic and the other »

Nginx and Varnish - Gzip

I recently had to deal with an issue where Varnish was returning a 503 error for certain requests. Looking into it the varnishlog was showing that »

MongoDB Part 2 - Server Setup

The previous post in this series covered building MongoDB from source. This post will cover setting up the server. When we left last time we had »

MongoDB Part 1 - SSL Build

So you want to run MongoDB over SSL, but can't or wont go for the Enterprise Edition? Lets build from source. I'm going to build running »

MongoDB Days London 2014

So I was at MongoDB Days London and had a good time. The people were nice and the talks I attended were interesting. It was nice »

Colourful Tail

The image below shows the colours that I see using the codes along the top and left. Left is the colour of the font and top »

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, is one of the most exciting pieces of technology to appear in the last few years. I had a »

Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn

So I took the plunge. I've been thinking about getting this game for a while. I'm not a big MMO fan but I did enjoy Final »

Blog - Part 4: Logrotate

In running ghost with forever we set -l for a logfile, -o for the standard output file and -e for the error file. If we leave »

Downtime - oops

So DigitalOcean announced a new region available in London. I decided to make the move and killed the server so I could make an image of »