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Some Thoughts on Choosing a New Wordpress Theme

I think I’m going to choose a new theme for my blog. The current theme is iNove (albeit an older version with some custom modifications), and I feel like it looks a bit messy and has gotten a bit cluttered, so it’s time to find something new. I ...

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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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Petit for Log Analysis

I recently discovered the petit program for log analysis. It’s a simple tool to pull out useful information from syslog logs in a variety of ways. I’ve only used it a few times so far, mainly on logs from problems I’ve already solved but didn’t know ...

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php-suhosin syslog issues

I just installed php-suhosin 0.9.29 from EPEL on a CentOS 5.6 box. I’m running a whole bunch of name-based vhosts in Apache, and have a bunch of web apps, so I opted to run suhosin in simulation mode (don’t actually block anything, but log ...

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MySQL General Query Log and Awk Trimming Columns

So today I started to implement a number of complex regex-based rules and templates to get rsyslog to parse ISC DHCPd logs in realtime. Unfortunately one of my templates must have been wrong, because I started seeing some errors about a field that cannot be blank in /var/log/messages ...

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