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I’ll start off by going over the basic high level architecture for my self registration procedure: There is a register.php script residing on the load balancer, accessible via HTTP. There is a deregister.php script residing on the load balancer, accessible via HTTP. There is a register_with_lb.pl script residing on the web server, in /usr/local/bin/. There […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 16:25 0 comments

I think I have to break the self-registration into two posts, it took a lot longer than I expected last night. This post deals with getting scripts to run at startup and shutdown on Linux. I did this on Fedora, I imagine the process would be similar on Ubuntu, etc. This is actually the last […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 15:18 0 comments

Load balancers are great, but they become even more powerful when servers have the ability to self-register when they come online, and deregister when they go offline. This is especially true with services such as EC2, when the size of the server group might grow or shrink in response to need. This is a tutorial […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 14:39 1 comment

I’ve really come to appreciate the “workspace” feature in OS X and Linux. However, I do most of my development in Windows which (oddly) has no similar feature. I’ve tried a few applications that give Windows this ability, my favorite is an open source project called VirtuaWin. Their project is hosted on SourceForge, where you […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 16:09 0 comments

I don’t know if they’re just a more established tech book publishing company, but I usually have a good experience with O’Reilly books.  Programming Amazon Web Services, subtitled S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB, by James Murty, was great.  5 stars. I enjoyed this book mainly because I love using Amazon’s web services for recreation and […]

Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 10:18 0 comments