Back in September Google released it’s new Hummingbird algorithm, apparently affecting 90% of search queries, as it strives for greater accuracy and more relevant results. Aimed at ‘conversational searches’, like what is the best cake? rather than simple terms such as best cake. (when is the last time you made a search request like that?) […]
There are several things to think about when taking control of another computer, the Operating System running on it, the speed of your network connection and the tools you have at your disposal. How To Take Control Of Another Computer Operating System There are 3 main choices of Operating system that the computer you want […]
We’re using an old version of Upstart, on Centos, to manage stopping and starting our Node.js daemons, and one of the things the script does, like any good deamon, is change the user of the deamon process from root to something more applicable, security and all that 😉 The scripts look a little like this […]
I’ve got a rather large dataset that I need to do a lot of processing on, over several iterations, it’s a 20gb zip file, flat text, and I’m impatient and don’t like not knowing things! My new favourite Linux command line tool, pv (pipe viewer) is totally awesome. Check this out: […]
One of our applications (Freeswitch) just randomly crashed for no apparent reason and didn’t write anything to it’s log files. The service we’re trialling is currently in Beta so there’s room to muck about and do some diagnostics. I want to make the kernel dump a core file whenever Freeswitch dies, in case it happens […]
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) I came across this error whilst doing things 16 http GET http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite/-/all/since?stale=update_after&startkey=1371737164294 17 http 500 http://localhost:5984/registry/_design/app/_rewrite/-/all/since?stale=update_after&startkey=1371737164294 18 error Error: insecure_rewrite_rule too […]
Pat Flynn over at Smart Passive Income has just announced the launch of his Niche Site Duel 2 project, and as I kind of called him out a few month ago in my first (stalled) Income Report causing a WordPress ‘ping back’ and his mate Blake to pop in and say hi 😀 Rather than […]
We use Node.js a LOT, which means we do npm install a LOT. And npm is pretty terrible, with horrible dependency handling so we can end up requesting hundreds of dependent modules with it’s recursive patten e.g. for just one of our projects we can end up with paths like ./node_modules/bcrypt/node_modules/nodeunit/node_modules/should/node_modules/mocha/node_modules/glob/node_modules/minimatch/node_modules/sigmund/node_modules/tap/node_modules [root@hmon workspace]# find . […]
Whether you are looking to open your first e-commerce store, or a better deal on your existing one, the e-commerce arena is a minefield that needs to be navigated carefully. Businesses usually always end up paying much more for hosted e-commerce solutions than they originally expected because most e-commerce platforms are not completely upfront about […]
Today we did a hero WOD called the Tumilson. The RX is 8 rounds for time of: Run 200 meters 11 Dumbbell burpee deadlifts, 60 pound dumbbells But I scaled it with 25kg dumbells ~55lbs.
I Quit My Day Job!
Hi, I'm Rus and after 10 years of Linux administration and software development, in September 2014 I quit my day job, sold all my stuff and moved to Thailand to live the good life.
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- No commute
- A flexible schedule
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- More money
- The ability to travel the world & work from anywhere
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That's what I created for myself, and you can too.
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