Archive for April, 2009

Dienstag, April 28th, 2009

„This isn’t driving. This is naval warfare.“

Jeremy Clarkson, testing a Bentley Brooklands

Follow-up: sucks… money

Samstag, April 25th, 2009

It’s not a new information (March 30), but anyway I am happy to claim that users‘ reaction to’s plans to charge fees in most countries (they obviously don’t make enough money in), seemed to have had an impact on their conviction in their own decision.

Anyway, I am out of there — grooveshark does it for me at the moment, and actually chatting (I mean the physical thing!) with the colleagues isn’t too bad compared to permanent headphone isolation, either.

Mounting with /etc/fstab

Freitag, April 24th, 2009

Mental note (ok — actually a rather unnecessary duplication of already existing how-to’s):

One method to mount a NFS file system of another machine, is to add a line to /etc/fstab.

So instead of doing

me@myserver:~> umount server:/usr/local/pub
me@myserver:~> mount -t nfs server:/usr/local/pub /pub

all the time, just add the following line to your fstab

server:/usr/local/pub    /pub   nfs    rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

Leaving you in the comfy situation that the system knows what you are talking about if you just shout

me@myserver:~> mount /pub

Insights in things no one ever wanted to know

Donnerstag, April 23rd, 2009

Today’s task is to figure out how to show one and the same gzipped sitemap (one sitemap map + multiple sitemap files) from multiple web servers kickin‘ the same domain, while having it generated only on one of these machines.

Of course, its not hard — as a matter of fact, its more the amout of possible options that bothers me. Let’s see which turns out to be the least disturbing one (not so much of an optimist today).

To be continued…


In the end the file server looked all so promising, that a new mount was established in which the master webserver now periodically publishes the sitemaps and all webservers gather needed data from on request — which required a bit of a hack as the big search engines want sitemaps to live in the root directory.

Does anyone run domains where different publishers‘ spheres of influence are distinguished by folders?

Freitag, April 3rd, 2009

„There is nothing like a brand new bicing bike in the morning.“