The GNU Virtual Private Ethernet software allows you to join multiple distinct hosts into a small private network, via a static set of public/private keys. It is ideally suited to joining a small number of hosts in a secure fashion.
Thinking Disk Encryption give you more peace of mind? Then think again. It's well known that "fail to plan" means "plan to fail". But when comes to Disk Encryption I did not see any reasonable planning on disk failure, even though I've googled extensively.
There are many times when having access to a queue is useful when you're developing projects and code. These days there are several available queueing daemons available, and here we're going to look at one of them, beanstalkd.
This site was previously hosted upon a single machine, and was recently moved to a cluster instead. This broke the search interface which had to be reworked and this article describes how the new site-search was implemented.
Recently I was hit be a problem which was ultimately caused by a failure to run a cron-job. Here I'm going to document the three most common means for failure that I know about, in the hopes of avoiding them in the future.