Category: sysadmin

  • Have you fallen prey to misconfiguring Nginx?

    Ever googled for Nginx configuration? For example, how to redirect

  • Screwups are important

    it’s been quite a while since i blogged, more than 6 months or so. between a family emergency in december,

  • 32-bit binary arrgh

    Running 32-bit binaries on 64-bit machines and it refuses to work? Over the last one month this happened to me several times. Sometimes even disguised as something else. Finally, figured out the solution and noted it down all over the place so I don’t forget. The magic words are libc6-1386 and ia32-libs. Oh, and to…

  • Amazon RDS Timezone Hack

    ‘Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.’ – Amazon RDS Website Amazon RDS uses…

  • What I learned about the cloud

    My day job primarily involves maintaining the bunch of Ubuntu servers. What the last few months has taught me is to plan for failure. With the ‘cloud’ being everywhere, we’re probably in a false sense of security. I’ve 3 anecdotes to share from my brief experience. One – One of our database instances needed to…