Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: July, 2009

On the edge of Sturgis

30 July, 2009 (22:31) | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Right now I’m heading toward Montana, but we took a day off from driving around Mount Rushmore… The day before the Sturgis rally starts. In a nutshell, this means that the local towns are already full of Harley riders (and other bikes). Lucky for me, there are quite a few sales tents that are up [...]

ScreenOS and ddns

17 July, 2009 (21:47) | Toys | 5 comments

Netscreens are fun. Allright, actually they’re just really, really flexible. I’ve been very impressed with netscreen firewalls, the SSG5 is a fantistic device – just keep in mind that you’ll spend some time learning the ropes if you delve into a screenOS based device.  Dynamic DNS is pretty standard these days, but netscreens actually make [...]

Virtual server performance

3 July, 2009 (09:26) | Uncategorized |

When I posted the goggle mod, my web server started crawling. After I took a look, I found that the box had been swapping. (This wasn’t a big surprise)  I’ve been running on a dedicated virtual machine at with only 256MB of ram. One way to improve things is to run nginx instead of [...]