While checking my e-mail recently, I noticed that my inbox contained several new messages that were roughly 3MB in size. The quantity of messages was choking my poor text-based e-mail client, so I needed to figure out what has happening. After spending a few minutes reviewing my maillog, I noticed that my mail retrieval program [...]
Archive for February, 2006
While reading through pollstar.com, I read that Jerry Cantrell is reforming Alice In Chains with a new lead singer. This is one of the happiest moments in my life, and I am going to brave my fear of planes to wander to several AIC shows!! Rock on!
While setting up some machines to use one of Penn State’s NTP sources, I was curious where their master time source was located. After reading a bunch of NTP documentation, I came across the ntptrace utility: $ ntptrace -dv clock.psu.edu DoTransmit(220.127.116.11) DoTransmit to 18.104.22.168 ReceiveBuf(22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199) server 188.8.131.52, port 123 stratum 16, precision -16, leap [...]
If you happen to read my blog, you may have noticed that I dig alternative music. One day while searching for cool new alternative music, I stumbled across pandora.com. This nifty site provides a medium to connect people to music based on a variety of musical heuristics, and it works really really well. If you [...]
While chatting with a friend last week, he mentioned that he uses the apachectl restart option to get Apache to reread configuration files. This works, but it forcefully terminates all children (even ones processing requests), and can lead to user sessions getting blotched. As of Apache 1.3, you can now use the apachectl graceful option [...]
While reading up on website performance monitoring applications last week, I came across the cricket HTTP-performance module. HTTP-performance allows you to graph the time it takes to connect to a website and to render a page. This sounded interesting, so I decided to download and install cricket. After reading through the beginners guide, I installed [...]