My brother will be speed-running The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (SNES) on Sunday, 2013-07-28, at approximately 10:05 AM EDT (GMT-4). The official ...
I have been migrating my primary server from VPS.NET to Linode because I can get better specs for the same rate as well as Linode having considerably (5-6x) better disk I/O performance. One of the goals of this migration was to avoid deploying Apache or MySQL on the ...Tagged as : Meta
Since 2012-09-27, I have been collecting overstock data from TF2WH every five minutes and storing a snapshot of this data in my database. This enables me to do some really cool things, such as chart past data as well as make projections about future stock levels. For this amount of ...
When working on some sort of data-driven project, I frequently have the need to allow deep-copying of data objects. There are several patterns that accomplish this, but I've settled on one in particular.
Most .NET developers are probably familiar with the
ICloneableinterface. While this is a good starting ...Tagged as : C#
I've finished the httpd migration process. chrishowie.com is now using nginx as its primary httpd, which reverse-proxies to Apache for only a few mod_python and mod_mono web applications. Over the next few weeks, I'll be trying to eliminate Apache entirely.
Over the next week or so I'll be working on migrating this site from Apache to nginx, as well as altering the way that various URLs map to sites/applications. I will be trying very hard to avoid any service interruptions by fully testing my nginx configuration before replacing ...
So I had some free time last weekend and coded an item store for Team Fortress 2. I collect items and sell them for varying prices, usually one scrap metal each. If you're interested, check out the store!
The store is built on a few components, all written in ...
So I got some feedback about my last C++ post. The comment states that references are not pointers, they are just names for another object.
Sorry for reopening a topic after nearly 6 months. But I cannot stay silent.
I think you got it wrong. Completely.
Although a reference might ...Tagged as : C++
It's no secret to developers of database-driven applications that trying to version a database schema (and seed data) is a royal pain. Propagating changes from your development environment to a live environment is not something that most version control systems are well-equipped to do. This is further complicated by ...Tagged as : Database
I've been using VPS.NET as my hosting provider for two years now (since October 2009). Here's my experience, the good and the bad.
The building block of the VPS offering is a node: a discrete unit of CPU time, RAM, storage, and bandwidth. These nodes can be ...
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