Tag: sysadmin

Developing on a VPS

Everyone should take some time now and then to look for optimizations in their work environment. For a software developer like myself, this usually involves tools. Also, as a freelancer there are a lot of optimizations that can be done in getting a new client setup, both the business processes (onboarding) as well as getting …

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Fog – Automating Cloud Servers

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. Today I decided to try something new. Since I’ve been working with JavaScript libraries for the past few weeks, I wanted to go in a completely …

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Check Your Services with Ruby

I just got my Pickaxe v2 book in the mail today and have already put it to good use writing a script to check that the services for a host are up and responding. It uses many of the libraries included with Ruby but also another library ‘net-ping’ which you can get with a gem …

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