Is this how time normally passes? Really slowly, in the right order?

Tuesday, February 18

Geek

Aye Aye Net

Eight years ago I signed up with iiNet for ADSL on their top-tier business plan, which gave me 1.5 mbits down, 256 kbits up, and 60GB of monthly downloads.

I'm still on the same plan, and paying the same amount each month.  Only now I get 14 mbits down, 2 mbits up, and 1200GB of downloads.

I wish more things worked like that.

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Correction

Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
Ducks say "Hey, got any grapes?".
And the man says no, no, no...

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Sunday, February 16

Geek

Databaseses

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New database server, running MySQL (actually MariaDB 5.5.30 with TokuDB 7.1.0), Redis 2.8.6, ElasticSearch 1.0, TokuMX 1.4.0, Neo4j 2.0.1, and RabbitMQ 3.2.3.

Everything is set up with init scripts and chkconfig so that it cleanly and automatically starts up and shuts down.  This was a little fiddly with Redis, which runs multiple independent services, but I hacked something together to look after that.

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So, Maybe We Can Have Nice Things?

Kickstarter got hacked.

They weren't storing passwords in plaintext, or using a reversible cypher.
They weren't storing credit card details.

They were using either multiple rounds of salted SHA-1 or bcrypt for passwords, depending on the age of the account.  Both are good options.

So yes, they got hacked, but it's not a clusterfuck like Adobe or Sony, and there's no reason not to keep using the service.  Just change your password first.

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Saturday, February 15

Geek

I Love Technology!

On the new server, I'm using MariaDB with TokuDB instead of the fairly old vanilla MySQL we've been running on for years (which has actually served us pretty well, except for the limitations of MyISAM).

It's little things like this that make you notice that things have really improved:

MariaDB [(none)]> show processlist;
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+----------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+----------+
| Id | User | Host | db | Command | Time | State | Info | Progress |
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+----------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+----------+
| 18 | root | localhost | minx | Query | 73 | Inserted about 577000 rows | load data infile '/data/load/dx_post_09.d' ignore into table dx_post | 29.534 |
| 19 | root | localhost | NULL | Query | 0 | NULL | show processlist | 0.000 |
+----+------+-----------+------+---------+------+----------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------+----------+

You mean I can actually see the progress of a long-running operation?  Inconceivble!

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