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Git Cheat Sheet

I use git quite a bit these days, both with an internal server at work and with a bunch of my projects and random code that now live on my github account. The transition from SVN hasn’t always been easy. Here’s a quick cheat sheet of some of ...

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Search for a small-scale but automated RPM build system

This post is part of a series of older draft posts from a few months ago that I’m just getting around to publishing. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a build system that meets my requirements (see the last paragraph).

At work, we have a handful - currently a really ...

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Environment Variable Substitution in Apache httpd Configs

I’ve been configuring Apache httpd for over a decade, from a single personal web server to web farms running thousands of vhosts. In most of the “real” environments I’ve worked in, we’ve had some variation of production, stage/test/QA and development hosts; and usually some method ...

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Pretty-Print a JSON response at the command line

I’ve been doing some work with RabbitMQ lately, and have been doing some testing against its HTTP-based API, which returns results in JSON. If you’re looking to pretty-print a JSON response for easier viewing, here’s a nice way to do it at the command line using ...

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Nagstamon on Fedora 17

Since I started my last job, I’ve been using Nagstamon on my workstation; it’s a really handy little system tray application that monitors a Nagios/Icinga instance and shows status updates/summary in a handy fashion, including flashing and (optionally) a sound alert when something changes. Unfortunately, there ...

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