Aah I'm late.

Tuesday, April 28

Geek

Busy Week Ahead

The plan is to set up 14 15 19 more servers this week.

Nabiki, Kasumi, and Ukyo will handle mu.nu (non-Minx) and the other hosted sites.  They'll be equipped with CPanel.

Shampoo will be the Minx database server.  Kodachi, Azusa, and Hinako will be the three Minx application servers.  Lin-Lin and Ran-Ran will be the mee.nu and mu.nu Minx load-balancers respectively.

Mariko will handle database replication.  Nodoka, monitoring via Cacti and Nagios.  Akari will be the stats engine, running Urchin 6.  And Natsume will run the new search engine, based on Xapian.

Then there's the two new messaging servers, the file server, and the cache server.  Need to find some names for those.*

And finally, Honoka and Sumire will be the test environments, running Minx 1.2 beta and 1.3 dev respectively.

All up, that works out to $56 a month - exactly less than $4 $3 per server.

* And when I run out of Ranma characters, I'll just move on to Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku.

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Art

Very Random Thoughts

'Twas gloaming and the Assyrian
Did downcome like a wolfolding.
All purplegold his cohorts and
Like seastars their spearsheen.

"Like forest leaves when Summer's green
That bannerhost at sunset's seen.
Like forest leaves when Autumn's blown
That morrowhost lay witherstrown."

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Monday, April 27

Geek

Pootsync

rysnc 2.8 blows up with an out of memory error when asked to transfer 6.7 million files.

Well, crap.

The good thing about running something like RedHat Enterprise Linux (we actually run CentOS, which is a free distribution recompiled from the RHEL sources) is that it's stable.

Really stable.

Nothing ever gets frigging updated.  Bugs get fixed, particularly security and stability bugs, but it's still on Python 2.4.3, which came out about the same time as Julius Caesar's memoirs.

I do have OpenVZ installed.  So I can set up, say, a Fedora 8 VE, update rsync there, and use that just for rsyncing.

Not at 2AM though.

Update: Whoa.  Just hit the Minx restart/cleanup timer while posting this - right at 2AM - and got the "Service is not available" message.  I knew that in theory it could do that, but I'd never seen it before.  There you go.

One second later and everything is fine again.

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Sunday, April 26

Geek

It Is Done

Okay, it took a couple of weeks (because I was busy doing other stuff) but OpenVZ is now installed and working on Akane.  That means I can now start firing up virtual environments and moving things across.  And shutting down servers so that I don't get charged (unmentionable) dollars next month.

Might just install it on wossname as well.  Momoko?  Kurumi?  Mikan, that's the one.

Update: Just reinstalling the OS now to do a clean run of installing OpenVZ and the Intel drivers.  I have a /27 block of VLAN-routable public and private IP addresses (i.e. 29 usable addresses on each network) so I can create up to 29 OpenVZ VE's.  That's a bit of a squeeze with 24GB of RAM, but the server can go to 72GB, so I thought I'd grab enough to last us a while.  And a Minx VE can probably run just fine in 256MB, so I might be setting up a few of those. smile

So, mee.nu and other Minx users - migration is tentatively scheduled for Saturday May 3rd.  I'll keep you posted.

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Saturday, April 25

Geek

Oops

After carefully conserving bandwidth for two weeks, I just accidentally downloaded about 700 podcasts.

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Geek

Pystones 2

We've just installed a new server at my day job with dual Xeon 5570's (2.93GHz Nehalems), effectively Akane's big sister.  (It also has 72GB of RAM and 6 Intel SSDs.)

Naturally, I ran Pystone on it.

Db3: 111,482

And for reference:

Akane: 82,169
Yurie+Psyco: 346,020

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Anime

KyoAni Strikes Silver

After one awesome blockbuster hit, KyoAni pissed it all away with series after adequate-to-downright-awful series.  There may be a new Haruhi series airing later this year, but after all Kadokowa's stupid tricks I won't believe it until I've actually seen the entire thing.

But the current season's K-On!, while not being (or trying to be) anything amazing, is nonetheless genuinely likeable and fun.  And the opening and closing songs grow on you...  Like some sort of fungus.  The OP is currently stuck in my head and will not go away.

Recommended, with EWW (earworm warning).



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Geek

Next Stop, Akane Town!

While I was distracted by the fires and explosions at my day job, someone else got Virtuozzo working on a SoftLayer Nehalem server and made the necessary network driver available as an RPM.

Very cool.  I should be able to get Akane up and running tomorrow.

A little late, since I've already been hit with an enormous bill because we're running four servers at SoftLayer right now instead of just two, but I should easily be able to get us moved across over the next couple of weeks.

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Anime

What I Want To See

Is a moeblob show about music, or mahjong, or sad girls in snow, only by the end of the first episode they blow up the moon and just keep escalating from there.

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Friday, April 24

Cool

What The World Needs Now

Apart from a live-action Kim Possible movie - is an Erfworld anime.

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