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Hackathon 2013 Virtualization

As a warning before we dive into things, this post is less of a formal publication and more of a stream of conscience.

My employer newcars.com has allowed the technical staff to host hackathon! Over the past couple weeks I have had quite a few ideas tumbling around in …


High load and CPU usage craftbukkit compared to vanilla minecraft

I started researching the best ways to use salt to provision minecraft servers. I wrote a salt state formula for the vanilla minecraft server deployment. The deployment worked out great so I decided to try my luck with plugins.

In order to use plugins and mods we need to use …


miniuri parser and ago human timedelta

I just packaged and published a couple of python modules to pypi:

To install them, run:

Install:

pip install --upgrade ago miniuri

If you want to view their source code, look here:

I hope you enjoy them.


Hacker Olive Oil Lamp Crafted From Home Materials

Really fast and clean design.


Python Image Grabber pig.py

Download all the images from a URI with this simple tool!


virt-back: restoring from backups

In a perfect world we should create backups but never need them. Although this statement holds truth, creating guest backups provides many more benefits.

The most common reasons system administrators restore from a virt-back guest backup:

  • recovering from data corruption
  • recovering deleted files
  • recovering from a virus infection
  • recovering from …

The Great Gist Heist

Please listen to my story before jumping to conclusions.


Google Bot Attempts to Crawl Shortest Urls First


Porting the ChaosTheory Wordpress theme to Pylowiki


virt-back: a python libvirt backup utility for kvm xen virtualbox

backup your virtual maching guests.



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