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Learning Chef

Learning Chef

Over the last couple weeks I’ve been learning Chef to automate setting up all these Amazon EC2 server’s i’ve been using. In the past I’ve had a large ops team supporting me or only a handful of servers so I…

Hbase fun

For the last couple weeks I’ve been working pretty heavily with Hbase. It decidedly has different usage patterns then Mysql, but since I don’t often get to use anything relational in Mysql because of performance reasons it hasn’t been to…

Webthumb Status Update

There was an Webthumb outage yesterday, the main server Kernel Panic’d and didn’t reboot properly. DNS was switched to the backup server, and for most users there was no noticable change. However there was a bit of database skew between…

Webthumb Updates

I haven’t been actively blogging as of late, this is not likely to change, but here is some quick Webthumb news. The PHP apiwrapper has been updated, there have been some API updates but nothing recently. One important item is…

Webthumb API Change

Error handling for Webthumb job requests has changed. Requests with bad urls are now silently ignored instead of dropping the entire request at the first error. This will fix problems with bad urls in multi-request submissions. Let me know if…

4 Million Thumbnails

Webthumb generated its 4 millionth thumbnail on monday The official time was 2008-08-11 11:09:49. I’ve been making good progress on the thumbnail rates lately, this million was a bit faster the last. If you want to help me hit the…

Mock Draft

I just completed my first mock draft. I messed up a the running back picks Brian Westbrook and Michael Turner have the same bye week, i also waited too long to get running back 3/4 especially since I foolishly picked…