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Inaccuracies in Google Analytics for Website Stats

I use Google Analytics for visitor stats on this blog. Not because I’m trying to direct-market to my readers or become Big Brother, but for a number of simple reasons:

  • It’s simple - no software for me to update, and nothing that needs to run on my server and ...
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MediaWiki - Preformatted Text within Lists

As I discovered this morning, with MediaWiki 1.5.7+, if you attempt to put a <pre> wraped block of code within a numbered list, the indentation breaks and the numbering starts over after the <pre> block. This was pretty annoying, as I was trying to document a procedure including ...

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Meld - Graphical Diff Tool for SVN Directories

I’ve been in the process of manually merging two directories in a subversion repo. The second started out as a “development” copy of the first (without branching, unfortunately). Since there’s quite a few files, I decided that a graphical diff program is a must. I usually use kdiff3 ...

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Using VirtualBox Remotely

At work, I have a pretty beefy workstation (a Dell OptiPlex 990 with a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600 and 8GB RAM running Fedora 16) that I usually run a few VMs on as my test/development environment. I usually reboot my machine every other week or so, and start ...

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Nagios Check Plugin for Linode Monthly Bandwidth Usage

Since I have most of my public-facing stuff hosted with Linode, and I have a monthly bandwidth cap (albeit one that I’ll probably never come close to), I decided that it would be a good idea to add my monthly bandwidth usage to my monitoring system. Luckily, Linode offers ...

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The state of Puppet External Node Classifiers

Update November 2013: This post has brought an amazing amount of traffic to my blog, probably because it still seems to be one of the only ENC comparisons out there. Both Dashboard (and Puppet Enterprise Console) and The Foreman have changed quite a bit since I wrote this. Foreman has ...

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