git push matching vs simple

Recently I built some new infrastructure and started to see messages like this in my Git environments. Decisions, decisions. What exactly is the...
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Think Carefully About Your Clever Project Names

We're building a new exciting cluster at work using Linux HA and stuff to make it work magically. In the olden days of yore...
couchdb

CouchDB {“error”:”insecure_rewrite_rule”,”reason”:”too many ../.. segments”}

Whilst working an AMAZING NPM repository mirror yesterday (which totally works, despite not really offering the performance benefit I'd hoped, because NPM is rubbish)...

svn: Aborting commit: remains in conflict

I got this annoying SVN error today, that I hadn't come across before. Even after resolving the conflict in the file, highlighted by lots...
Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I'm slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it's still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and...

xend refusing to start

We recently had a few power outages at work, some scheduled, some not, and this played havoc with our xen servers. One of the problems...

File Roller and 7zip

I recently needed to extract a file with the new, popular 7zip compression, which Ubuntu's File Roller doesn't support out of the box. Enabling...

Iptables Block Outgoing Traffic

We need to give one of our customers to an internal server, for this we've enabled remote SSH access. Even though we trust them...

Disk Quotas On Ubuntu

I've recently needed to add disk usage quotas to a server in order to limit how much data users can store so as not...

Turning CPAN modules in to deb with dh perl make

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the...

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