Beginning MongoDB

MongoChef Coming at MongoDB from a RDMS perspective (and specifically MySQL), things feel a little strange. Just sharing a few paragraphs on how I got started. Installation Installing MongoDB was easy following their instructions and using the 10gen repo for... » More

Munstrap for Munin

Alternative Munin Template Warm fuzzy feeling inside when you get emails like this: I had recently added my Munstrap template to the munin-contrib repository and had been talking to Steve about the template much earlier. Munstrap was based on Bootstrap and other interested... » More

Bulk Delete Emails in Gmail

Gmail bulk delete messages I had a bunch of emails sent from one of my own automated notification systems that I wanted to remove from Gmail. Doing a search in Gmail showed the first batch of 50 emails but the key to removing them all in one go is when ticking the 'Select All'... » More

Solar Power Installation

Solar Panels on Roof Just thought I would record a few notes/thoughts on my recent solar installation in case I need to illustrate it to anyone I know. For the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels there was two choices: Sharp (Japanese) or SolarWorld (German) panels. According... » More

Building Likwid RPMs for CentOS

centos logo Installing likwid is easy (using ./configure, make, make install) however I wanted to create an RPM package to allow for repeatable builds and installation across a number of nodes/machines. With the 'Development Tools' package installed I started... » More

Local Ubuntu Repository

I wanted to set up a local repository for DEB packages I create to be installed among a number of cluster nodes. After building the deb package I added it to my home folder as follows and created the Packages.gz file: I can now add a new line to my... » More