Monthly Archives: February 2013

Safeway Personalization Fail

Hmm. I wouldn’t quite call that personalized. And when you use the self-checkout machine, the receipt says, “Checked out by Self.” 🙂 Factoid: the product code for Safeway Refreshe Diet Cola is 23307. It is not in their POS computers … Continue reading

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Fully Automated Nagios (FAN) Review

I used the Open Source Fully Automated Nagios (FAN) monitoring system on a project for 10 months with good results. FAN is a CentOS ISO “monitoring distro” that includes Nagios, Centreon, MySQL, MRTG, NagVis, NDOUtils and NRPE. You can choose … Continue reading

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WordPress Update Steps on CentOS6

These are the steps I used to update to WordPress 3.5: take screenshot and save HTML front page of old site enable wordpress* updates in /etc/yum.conf backup /usr/share/wordpress, /etc/wordpress/wp-config.conf, /etc/httpd/conf.d/wordpress.conf, database wordpress.* stop database replication deactivate plugins GRANT ALL ON … Continue reading

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Russian Meteor Blast was Largest in 100 Years

Meteors have featured prominently in the news media in the past few months. But the Feb. 15 Russian Meteor really caught the world’s attention, as it was captured on numerous dashboard cams and sent over 1,000 people to hospital with … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! wikipedia: Valentine’s Day

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