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Apache – mod_security – web application firewall

Monday, November 24th, 2008

ModSecurity is a web application firewall (WAF) for the Apache server.

I’m a big fan** of this Open Source solution – Once you install the module you can use it to:

You can also use it to simply monitor your web traffic at a more detailed level.

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SAs and the need for Whoops!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Systems Administrators (SAs) need some Whoops! time.

In addition to knowledge breadth and depth, system administrators need experience; this is, perhaps, the defining aspect between senior and other levels of technology creators, managers and maintainers.  Been there – done that.  Some less than positive examples (usually experienced early as a SA): – new search engine

Monday, July 28th, 2008

You may have noted the   ‘Twiceler bot’ in your web logs.  It’s a new (launched for public access) today.

“Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil.”

World’s biggest search engine? (so they say…)

First impressions (based on very limited testing over ~20 minutes; also your milage should vary…):

Next 30 days or so…

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Ok, the first 30 days have passed with few issues.  Overall I’m very impressed with Wordpress and I think that it’s a great solution for anyone wanting to try their hand at web publishing.  During the next ~30 days I’m going to give Drupal a test.  While Wordpress has many base features and can

Exposed from Behind closed doors.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 – some of the scoop on what it’s like to work at some of the most admired tech companies.

Your mileage will and should vary

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