Ryan Petris

Comcast Data Caps

I received this email from Comcast yesterday:

Dear XFINITY Internet Customer:

At Comcast, we recognize that our customers use the Internet for different reasons and have unique data needs. Starting December 1, 2013, Comcast will trial a new monthly data plan in this area, which will increase the amount of …

Minecraft Server Installer

Last night, I wrote a script to install the Spigot Minecraft server on a server (or desktop) running CentOS 6. It will install all dependencies on a fresh installation as well as creating a user to isolate the server and setup monitoring with monit, and automatically start the server. This …

Updating Postfix Aliases from Horde

Last week, I setup my own mail server using Postfix, Dovecot, and Horde. The only problem I have with this setup is there’s no way to update Postfix’s aliases directly from Horde. This may not really seem like a problem, however I have several email addresses with new …

DNS

I setup 4 DNS servers on Monday using RamNode and BuyVM, and have been monitoring the performance of them since then. I am running PowerDNS with MySQL backends, replicated from the Atlanta node to all other nodes using MySQL master-slave replication. Additionally, the Atlanta node is running Poweradmin.

The physical …

Why I Dislike GitHub

GitHub is an awesome place to share source code with others. They have a great UI, free repositories, a good social aspect, and even a place for private projects in exchange for a pittance. They seem to have taken over the open-source code-hosting industry, for the most part, and left …