In response to this post, I have compiled some charts showing the memory usage of my VPS – specifically relating to MySQL, to determine whether or not I should not use InnoDB. Note that, this site is running on an InnoDB schema and so there would be additional migration steps to reap the benefits of disabling this feature. Check out the figures Continue reading MySQL Optimization Dillema →
There are several popular media streaming services that are only accessible in the United States- Pandora, Hulu, Spotify, and a great deal of Netflix content. This media is basically barred due to copyright issues, so, those of us who enjoy consuming american content but don’t live there are inherently out of luck. Were not totally out of luck though – there are several ways to circumvent this issue.
Please note that I am not entirely sure the legality of doing this, so please consider the information as theoretical only. Continue reading Accessing American Media Streaming Services Abroad →
After my VPS fiasco last week, a new interest has been sparked in VPS hosting. I started installing Proxmox on an old desktop – E6700/6GB/750GB – and will play around with it tomorrow. If it shows promise I will re-install on something more robust. Continue reading New Project – Proxmox →
Today, I moved the blog to my new VPS. I decided last week to take the plunge – a hard decision as I have never owned (rented?) a VPS before and I wasn’t really sure what to get. It came down to price for me; to get the best ‘value’ for my money. Looking at the $12-20 per year market, on average, gave around 128MB RAM (256 burstable), ~10-20GB disk space, and 10-100MB metered connections. Continue reading New Server – VPS →