Playing with augeas for fun and profit

Contrary to what Wikipedia says, the Augeas I'm using isn't at all related to the 5th labour of Hercules. Rather, it's a configuration editing tool and Puppet resource type used primarily to alter and control config files. After recently adding control of /root/.my.cnf to the manifests managing all…

Becoming Acquia Backend Specialist Certified

For the most recent Acquia Professional Services All Hands in Boston I took the Acquia Backend Specialist certification and passed! Following the helpful blog articles about the general certification from Tanay Sai and Webchick, I felt it was only responsible to speak about my experience during the backend exam. One…

Why Pound is awesome in front of Varnish

We all know Varnish is awesome. I went as far as presenting a topic on Varnish then writing about it. This is a known fact. However, what happens to all that caching goodness when you want to run your entire site over SSL? Out of the box, Varnish doesn't support…

Showing China the banhammer

Recently I started noticing a spike in the overall bandwidth on my server. A little bit of investigation revealed some interesting albeit confusing details. First contactTowards the end of last month's billing cycle for my server I realised I'd actually overshot my bandwidth cap by a little bit. This wasn't…

How I almost got my name .com

I was curious a while ago as to who owned the .com of my name as the domain was parked and I wanted to see if I could make an offer on it seeing as whoever owned it wasn't using it. So I did a whois of http://adammalone.com…