Using New Relic to Monitor Nginx. Here’s how.

Earlier this year New Relic introduced Plugin Central, where New Relic’s partners, third-party vendors, and users can publish plugin agents that collect selected metric data, and users can install and view the plugin data on their dashboards as a set of summary metrics, charts, and tables. This allows you to use a single platform to […]

Healthcare.gov uses Apache server. It failed, here’s why.

Update Jan 19th 2015 – Sometime over the past year or so Healthcare.gov’s headers were updated and now include the recommendations below. Ok, so I was curious and I looked into the headers of healthcare.gov and to my surprise its powered by, err’ Apache and I see NO evidence of accelerators such as Varnish or Nginx. Who could it […]

10 Thoughts From My World To Yours

…I’ve decided to publish 10 entries from my journal. These and many others are my guiding thoughts which I try to apply daily: — “As gold is refined, so a wise person uses the extreme heat of trials to identify their own impurities and attempt to remove them.” — “Remember, the most confusing persons in […]

Replacing Getty with Ngetty on Debian

This is useful especially for tiny VPS servers with less than 1GB of RAM. In which case every MB counts! Ngetty is a single-process getty replacement, so instead of running 6 getty processes consuming up to 3MB of RAM each, you can use a single ngetty process using less than 1MB of RAM total. Saving valuable […]