Monday, October 14, 2013

Linode Upgrades

Linode hosting.Three years ago I switched my hosting to Linode and I have to report back as to how happy of a customer I am. It’s very typical for a person to buy into a certain plan and sometime later into the future realize that you are now paying for something that could be gotten elsewhere for a lot cheaper at this point. The nice thing with Linode is that it never happens.

The reason for that is the fact that they constantly keep giving upgrades to their customers. I started up with Linode 720 plan which gave me 720MB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Over the past 3 years Linode kept bumping up the parameters. For quite some time I stayed with my initial specifications because I didn’t want to reset my uptime counter1 — I know, I know, very geeky of me. But I relented today because of yet another slew of free upgrades.

So now after 835 days (!!!) of running without a reboot I’m paying the same amount of money that I initially committed to pay for 2GB of RAM and 96GB of storage. Thank you, Linode, from yet another happy customer. To many more years of the same!

  1. VM needs to be restarted in order for new specs to take effect. []
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Linode VPS

LinodeAfter over 10 years of having a dedicated server in one data center or another and paying the bill I decided to put those days behind me. And no, I’m not going to give up having an access to a Linux box on a high speed connection, nor am I planning giving up my root access to such a machine.

We’re simply moving to virtual hosting. Hosting has evolved considerably in the past several years and VPS business has matured to a point where it is a perfect solution for somebody like me. All the same benefits as having a dedicated server without the cost. My monthly bill is going to go down from $130 to $40. And that considering that $130 just came down to that number from $170 only a couple of months ago. Continue Reading
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home Infrastructure Updates

Office desk — Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5, Ubuntu 9.04.I haven’t done anything with our home network infrastructure in quite some time. Yesterday I decided to improve and utilize some of the resources.

Namely I updated our Linksys WRT54G router with new 3rd party firmware — Tomato to be exact. A vast improvement over the factory firmware — support for static DHCP, automatics dynamic DNS updates are among the new things.

Ubunutu 9.04.I also installed Ubuntu 9.04 onto our old WoW box that hasn’t been turned on in over a year. Nice to finally have a local Linux box again after all these years.

I also plan to do something about internet line redundancy in a near future and setup some security equipment around the house, but I’m guessing I will not going be posting about that.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Vending Frankenstein

Crazy vending machine running Linux.We have the weirdest vending machine in our office. That’s what I call a good idea and a horrible execution.

It runs on nothing else than Linux. It’s able to read your finger print and based on that know how much money you have on your account and if it can dispense drinks for you or if it needs to recharge your credit card. And if something gets stuck while dispensing it generally can sense it and give you an option to select something else or try to drop the item again. Continue Reading
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