Category Archives: Uncategorized

Birth of a Liberal

Abstract I just want to begin by expressing my gratitude for this country where I live, The United States of America. It really is a land of immense freedom and opportunity. I love the constitution and feel that it really is an inspired document. I consider myself somewhere in the middle of the political spectrum. […]

Java New Relic Agent Increases Memory Footprint

Overview We recently have been upgrading our java stacks to have the latest new relic agent 6 and 7 to incorporate distributed tracing into our environments. In testing the various versions of the new relic agent six we found that our stacks all took a performance hit. We increased our memory usage and increased our […]

How to Set Master Nodes in Elasticsearch

Problem In order to horizontally scale an elasticsearch cluster in the cloud we need to make sure we don’t remove the master nodes if we scale the cluster down during times of less usage. We do this in Amazon Web Services by having two groups of compute instances. The first block is equal to the […]

Free Cellphone For Life

Over the last few months I have been working on understanding what it means to invest. My ultimate goal is to be able to retire in about 10 years or so (right now I am 30). To break this goal into bite sized chunks I have decided to try and replace my monthly reoccurring bills […]

Using NginX Route to Plex Server Behind Firewall.

Description If you have a router and want to limit access from the outside world to all the computers inside your home, then you will probably want to set up a server in a DMZ or forward specific ports to it. This open server can then route traffic to anything behind the firewall for you […]

HTTP Error – 500 Internal Server Error

Description The 500 Internal Server Error is a “catch-all” server error and the server cannot be more specific about the nature of the error. The causes for a 500 error can be any number of things and about 9/10 times the error comes from a code error, which means that the problem is not necessarily […]

HTTP Error – 402 Payment Required

Description Reserved error for future use. The original intention was that this code might be used as part of some form of digital cash or micropayment scheme. This code is not usually used, however, Apple’s MobileMe service generates a 402 error (“httpStatusCode:402” in the Mac OS X Console log) if the MobileMe account is delinquent. […]

HTTP Error – 401 Authorization Required

Description The website you are trying to access has a password protected page. A 401 – Authorization Required error usually means either you do not have not been given the right username-password combination or the basic authentication failed. Troubleshooting to Fix Have you been given a username and password for this location? Usually if you have […]

HTTP Error Codes

Description While on the internet every person has seen error codes. There are a wide variety of error codes and reasons for them. This article will simply address a list of common HTTP error codes and link to subsequent articles with more details about the error codes, common causes, and how to fix the reason […]

How To Update a Joomla Password Through MySQL

Description Joomla is a very popular CMS that most webhosts will provide for their customers. This tutorial is designed to be a nice, simple, easy to use visual aid to help reset Joomla passwords through the Cpanel via phpMyAdmin. Since most webhost companies do not support the changing of third party software data, this howto […]