Archive for the 'Logjamming' Category

Oh no! Drive Failure!

December 18, 2007 1:02 pm by brian

It’s not that bad. Our main linux webserver had a drive failure, but thanks to our fancy hardware based RAID array, it emailed us. I scrambled over to circuit city, bought a brand new drive and repaired the array & now everythings good as new!

Upcoming DNS Changes

December 7, 2007 9:58 am by brian

To support one of the friendly organizations we work with (Democracy In Action) I’m writing a SOAP interface to our DNS system. I just wanted to toot our horn a bit and let everybody know that we do custom development as well as web hosting. Check it out!

When toothpaste is outlawed…

November 30, 2007 9:18 am by brian

So I’m going to be traveling to visit my family in Nevada around X-Mas. The biggest thing that annoys me about the post 9/11 world we live in: toothpaste.

So I admit it. After years of dealing with Tom’s of Maine (and similar brands after ToM was bought out by Colgate, i still have a stash of ‘New old stock’. Good thing toothpaste doesn’t go bad… I hope) I’ve gotten to like chalky, mint flavor, hippy toothpaste. The big bumout? I can only buy my preferred brand in 8oz tubes. This far exceeds the Transportation Security Administration’s “3-1-1” rule. What am I to do? I can always buy a tube when I get out there, assuming there is some place in rural Nevada which caters to the hippy in us all. Or I could work a little DIY magic…

Materials:

  • Big tube of toothpaste
  • Little tube(s) of toothpaste
  • Extra cap for the big tube
  • Drill
  • Drillbit

Step 1

Gather your materials and drill a hole in the extra cap.
Toothpaste 1

Step 2

Put the extra cap on the small tube backwards. Then screw this contraption onto the big tube.

Toothpaste 2

Step 3

Gently squeeze the big tube while tightly holding the small tube against the larger. This will keep you from making a mess.

Step 4

Wash the caps and cleanup, you’re done! Toothpaste tubes which conform to the 3-1-1 rule.

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Demos Galore

November 20, 2007 6:07 pm by brian

Our demo videos are now here in our knowledgebase. Check them out here:

Logjamming Videos

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving!

Storage storage storage!

November 15, 2007 1:33 am by brian

So it looks like we’re going to be rolling out our new storage array soon. I’m going to be buying the hardware this week. It’s going to be a 2TB monster which we’re setting up to expand all the way to 14TB. If that doesn’t keep our backups in good working order, ain’t nothing going to keep our backups in good working order!

Demo videos coming soon.

November 8, 2007 5:41 pm by brian

I’m in the process of getting some totally sweet instructional flash videos. It’s not that we don’t enjoy corresponding with y’all… it’s just that we’d rather have it be on happier circumstances, like “check out this new blog post!” rather than “i can’t figure out how to setup thunderbird… HELP!.” Keep your eye out, they should be linked in the Support Knowledgebase some time tomorrow or Monday.

<3 Brian

For Sale: 2 BES Licenses

November 5, 2007 8:32 am by josh

If anyone out there has any need for 1-2 copies of Blackberry Enterprise Server 3.1 Small Business for exchange with 25 user licenses, let us know. We were using them for a project that is now completed, so we don’t need them anymore… and now that several of our sysadmins have caught the iPhone bug, we don’t even need them for internal use, either.

We would be willing to split them up, sell just the licenses… OR, if you have a need for BES, we can even run a hosted instance for you. If any of that sounds interesting, email support(at)logjamming.com with the subject line “BES licenses”.

New logjamming site

November 27, 2006 2:48 am by josh

We are rolling out both our new site (you’re looking at it), which is based on WordPress, and our new support ticketing system – you can check that out by clicking “support” in the sidebar over there.

Hopefully this will make the whole “logjamming experience” a lot nicer for you guys!

Outage Thursday morning (and other updates!)

November 15, 2006 12:32 am by brian

Hey folks!

Just getting in touch to keep you abreast of whats going on at Logjamming. First and foremost, we’re doing a power upgrade on our equipment Thursday morning. The outage window will be from 12:30am until 2:30am with the bulk of that work being done around 1:00am. That means your site is going to go down for a few minutes (we’re sorry, really!) But any timeouts, etc should be sporadic and not last too long.

In other news, our new support system is almost online. Josh & I have been workinig diligently on the new ticketing system. Progress can be seen at http://support.logjamming.com. Come monday of next week it should be online and we’re going to be using that little bad boy for all of our support jammers.

Our VPS service is really taking off! Thanks to everyone who’s signed up. It’s nice to roll out a new service and have people so stoked on it. Want more information on it, just ask, we’ll talk your ear off!

Finally, next month we’re going to be having a meet up in DC. Beers (and soda!) are on us! Come out and meet the folks who make your site work. Details to be emailed & posted soon!

–Brian

MCI accidentally cut 2,000+ fiber lines today at 4pm

August 15, 2006 9:17 pm by josh

(or so we are told) …thus, we, among many others experienced extreme problems with our connectivity. Everything seems to be okay as of 8pm, but we wary – who knows what those sly devils may try next!

[update: 5 minutes later] Well, I am still noticing some lingering issues. Let’s hope they get it sorted out soon. More as it comes.