RIP stabber

Today we did shutdown the oldest Gentoo Linux server of our oldest production datacenter. It was running since April, 5th of year 2006 so that’s a total of 2793 days of production level service as a stateful firewall. Its name was stabber, in reference of a vessel in the Eve Online MMORPG which I played […]

mongoDB v2.4.8, rabbitMQ v3.2.1, rsyslog v7.4.6

mongodb-2.4.8 You should consider this important update if you have a cluster running v2.4.7. It contains a fix for the config servers which can have them possibly disagree on chunks hashes and thus prevent mongos to start or balancing to happen. See this bug for more info. rabbitMQ-3.2.1 The famous message queuing server got a nice bunch […]

North rim Grand Canyon & the Navajo Indians

We then headed South towards the North rim of Grand Canyon, unfortunately the nights were already cold out there so the rangers did advise against sleeping in the car. We thus visited Point Imperial and stayed for the sunset. This was our first encounter with the Grand Canyon and it was amazing. It was dark when […]