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Let's Make DNS Outage Suck Less

2 minute read

Unfortunately the Linux DNS resolver has no direct support for detecting and doing failovers for DNS servers. It keeps feeding requests to your primary resol...

Lock Your Cronjobs, Enjoy Your Sleep

3 minute read

If you use EC2 you may have heard of Tim Kay's aws commandline tool. It provides access to most of Amazon's API and is less cumbersome than Amazon's own CLI ...

Optimize Your Synology NAS for Downloading

10 minute read

I recently bought a NAS so my data is safe & available, with the benefit of being low power / noise / heat. I've considered Netgear, QNAP, but decided to...

Synchronize Files With rsync

3 minute read

Synchronizing files from one server to another is quite awesome. You can use it for backups, for keeping web servers in sync, and much more. It's fast and it...

Schedule Tasks on Linux Using Crontab

4 minute read

If you've got a website that's heavy on your web server, you might want to run some processes like generating thumbnails or enriching data in the background....

Schedule Automatic Updates on Ubuntu

2 minute read

Making sure your system is up to date is a key attribute to it's security. Furthermore Ubuntu releases updates pretty often and you probably don't want to mi...