Archive for August, 2012

nginx testing

As part of my web optimization interest, I’ve been looking into alternatives & add-ons for the traditional LAMP stack. The most obvious thing I’ve found is replacing Apache with Lighttpd or nginx. nginx seems to be more updated (based on what I’m remembering of a cursory web search a while ago), so I’m focusing my […]

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Stripping image metadata in Python

Currently, as part of my file deduper,¬† I’m opening images, copying the image data to a new file, and saving that file.This is done using the Python Imaging Module, or PIL. I’m actively using an updated fork of it called pillow. However, I’ve since discovered pyexiv2, something that says it allows the “access of … […]

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Rebuilding a partition table after failed resize

So. When I decommissioned my NAS, I moved stuff off the drives incrementally. My RAID5 media partitions were the first to get nuked, and I reformatted that partition on one of the drives as an NTFS partition, for use on my desktop. I then moved my pictures off the RAID 6 onto that NTFS partition, […]

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Cheap hosting

I’ve perpetually been on the lookout for cheap hosting. Price’s the reason I’ve been hosting my stuff with Dreamhost for the past few years (going on 6 years!), and is the reason I’m going to be taking advantage of MaxCDN’s ‘free’ 1TB of CDN bandwidth this week. (Reasoing being that I don’t have much use […]

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HLDS on EC2

Update Jul 2014 – use the shiny new SteamCMD tool. Also, I started using DigitalOcean instead of EC2 (marginally cheaper, incredibly easier to setup) Create a Instance – spot works Install wget, tar, ncompress – depends on your distro, fedora 17 by default didn’t come with this (which, btw, is WTF?!) Also, screen to run […]

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