Monitoring sendgrid with Elasticsearch

If you are using sendgrid as a service for your outbound email, you would want to monitor and be able to answer questions such as: how much email are you sending status of sent email – success, bounced, delayed, etc. trends etc. We get questions all the time from $WORK customer support folks on whether…

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USB Ethernet Adapters for TiVo

USB Ethernet Adapters for TiVo plaza-prize Here is a collected list of USB adapters I got from http://www.tivoco mmunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54620&pagenumber=3 I bought a cheap one (Farallon USB1.1 to ethernet) for $13 from Computer Geek, and it worked great. Just plug-n-play 🙂 09/11/2005Got word from Antonio Carlos that a Linksys USB200M works great. 06/17/2004 I’ve received feedback…

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Blockchain RSS

I created an RSS for cryptocurrency prices. It list the 10 that I am interested in, but I can certainly add more. Let me know if you want to add one to the list. https://blog.tinle.org/blockchain/

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Site instabilities due to Meltdown and Spectre (indirectly)

You may have notice that this blog is mostly unavailable or showing 5xx lately. It’s because I am on AWS and the recent Intel vulns has all the cloud vendors patching and rebooting their hypervisors. It’s causing various issues with my infrastructure. I don’t blame the vendors, they are doing what they are supposed to…

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Optimizing webservers

This is an awesome article from Alexy Ivanov on tuning your web servers. https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/09/optimizing-web-servers-for-high-throughput-and-low-latency/

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Bye bye Sun and Solaris :-(

So sad… but it’s inevitable, Oracle killing Solaris and Sun. Oracle Finally Killed Sun

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Fair use of web content

This news was buried among many other news, but I felt that it deserves more people knowing about it. It is about “fair use” of publicly available web content. What is “fair use” and when can content be restricted. The original article is here. A small company called hiQ is locked in a high-stakes battle…

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