Monthly Archives: April 2013

Holy Relic of the Server Farm

At work we’ve been using New Relic, a popular software-as-a-service monitoring platform to monitor a number of our servers and applications. Whilst I’m always hesitant of relying on external providers and prefer an open source solution where possible, the advantages … Continue reading

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KVM instances dying at boot

I recently encountered a crashing KVM instance, where my VM would die at boot once the bootloader tried to unpack initrd. A check of the log in /var/log/libvirt/qemu/vmname.log showed the following unhelpful line: Guest moved used index from 6 to … Continue reading

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Age of Empires 2 HD on VirtualBox

It’s been a few years since I’d last played it, but Age of Empires is still one of my all time favourite games. I started playing it back as a young noobling on Windows 98 with a Celeron 433mhz machine … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

New Zealand has passed legalisation for allowing same-sex marriage this evening! I’m so happy for my many LGBT friends and love the fact that no matter whom any of us love, we can get the same recognition and rights in … Continue reading

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Launch Paywall!

So far my time working at Fairfax Media AU has been pretty much non-stop from day one – whilst the media companies are often thought of as dull and slow moving, the reality is that companies like Fairfax are huge … Continue reading

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