Category Archives: Foundations

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My street in SF

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Scripting the Zeus/Stingray API

So you are digging the Joyent API, you have your provisioning working with your Chef or Puppet Scripts. Here is a shell script you can use to add that new box to your Stingray load balancer. #!/bin/bash zxtm=localhost /opt/zeus/zxtm/bin/zcli

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Load Balance by domain name

Wrote this little bit of TrafficScript for some clients today and published to the Joyent wiki. I think it’s pretty readable. $hostHeader = http.getHostHeader(); if( $hostHeader == “domain.com” || $hostHeader == “www.domain.com”){ pool.select( “domain.com-pool” ); } else if( $hostHeader == “another-domain.com” ){ pool.select( “another-domain.com-pool” ); Enjoy

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Karanda – Infectious (Original Mix)

I am feeling this at the moment

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Mat Zo – Back In Time

Dancing to this at this at the moment  

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Scaling WordPress in the Joyent Cloud Part 3

You have hit the big time with your WordPress blog, GigaOM and Nikki Finke think you are the most influential blogger on the planet. Congratulations, your mysql database is about ready to crash or worse, it already has. In this post I discuss what you need to do with your database to keep this beast […]

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Too cool Nokia 4D projection system w/deadmau5

This is something special to watch

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Node.js Ad hoc and anonymous chat

Do you ever need a quick chat room without the need for exchanging your skype, aim, msn, google chat id’s? Tried of installing a ton of chat clients. Joyent had the 2nd annual NodeKnockOut coding competition this weekend. One app I found and implemented was Speeka. A node.js anonymous chat system. Re-skinning it was a […]

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Scaling WordPress in the JoyentCloud Part 2

To continue building on the foundation of a single WordPress server implementation. In this article, I discuss how to bring in a second server and cluster them behind a Zeus Load Balancer. Here is a typical 2 webnode with database, I recommend a Master/Slave MySQL config, but for simplicity, I have just one pictured. Joyent […]

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Steve Brian and Noel Gitman – Luna System (Tritonal Remix)

Today’s musical mix – Dancing and cheerful

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Craig Connelly – Absolute Electric (Tritonal Club Mix) [Garuda]

Been diggin on this little tune.

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Scaling WordPress in the JoyentCloud Part 1

In my role as a Solution Architect at Joyent, I get asked about ways to increase performance and scale of WordPress sites in the cloud. In this article, I discuss things you can do to get your WP site optimized at the server and database levels. Here are a few easy prescriptive solutions for your […]

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The machine is not capable of hatred. It loves everyone, especially you.

Paraphrased from Issac S.

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I like these trees

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Yum, Dungeness Crab

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Solaris Nagios Install at Joyent

I wrote this document to assist JoyentCloud customers with their Nagios install and configurations. [wcs_qr_code]

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Brendan Gregg – mpstat

Brendan is on fire with more videos

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Brendan Gregg – vmstat

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Brendan Gregg – Unix Load Explained

Anyone interested in understanding unix system performance should watch.

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Site moved to JoyentCloud

After many months of procrastination. I moved this WordPress blog to JoyentCloud.com Way faster loads. Let me know what you think

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