Troubleshooting web servers

When there’s a fire on your web server and everyone is in a panic it’s good to have a list of places to start looking for the problem. Here’s a list I’ve written for my own reference next time that happens.

Sam and Lauren enjoying the sunset in Torrey Pines, San Diego.

San Diego Vacation

Lauren and I went to San Diego, California this past weekend to celebrate her 30th birthday. The dates just happened to fall on my 30th birthday as well, but we were really there to celebrate her with a fun filled weekend. We stayed on the harbor near the U.S.S. Midway. We learned all the different […]

2017 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone and a lot has been accomplished. Here’s quick highlights of what I got into in 2017.

Logs and Rotating

After wondering if my website was being targeted, I ended up diving into Apache’s logging and the logrotate utility.

Watch Command

I love learning new unix commands because there is infinite ways to become more productive. When you work alongside some unix power user wizards like I do I frequently retrace through the history to analyze how they did something. At the moment, my new favorite is watch. A basic example I've used a few times […]