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Research Trip!

Not quite the same feeling and fun as a road trip, but fun enough. Yeah, archive work! Yeah, Germany! Yeah, yeah archive work in Germany! So I just spent the last two weeks in Germany (by myself, not so yeah) doing some archival research for the dissertation. Here are some thoughts on the trip. 1. […]

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If at first you don’t succeed

…copy somebody’s code. Or at least your own from the past that works. I finally got the map to work for my Exhibit exhibit. See.   First I copied the tutorial here. When that was working, I carefully copied it to the file I wanted it to be in and… nothing. Still broken. So next […]

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When your OS updates break your CAM

As I’m sure many people have run into this before, and from personal experience, found nothing roaming the Interwebs on how to fix it, and seeings how I just fixed it, I’ll write up a little how to fix it post.   The set up: Two SunFire X2100 M2 servers connected to a StorageTek 2530 […]

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Making Multiple MySQL Instances on One Server

I’m trying this new idea for backing up our production MySQL servers. I have a backup server that basically runs rdiff-backup in the morning across several servers, but then does nothing for the rest of the day. It’s a pretty decent machine, so I’d like to utilize some resources. Replicating a MySQL server is a […]

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Backing up MySQL with Replication and Incremental Files – Part 1

I’m trying this new idea for backing up our production MySQL servers. I have a backup server that basically runs rdiff-backup in the morning across several servers, but then does nothing for the rest of the day. It’s a pretty decent machine, so I’d like to utilize some resources. Databases are a tough cookie to […]

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THATCamp 2012

Believe it or not, this was my first ever THATCamp experience. Seems hard to imagine since I have worked at CHNM since before the inception of THATCamp.  Ah, well, the stars finally aligned, and was able to attend this year. And it was great.   I attended three workshops on Friday, and a couple of […]

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Filling in the missing dates with AWStats

Doh! Sometimes AWStats will miss some days in calculating stats for your site, and that leaves a big hole in your records. Usually, as in my case, it’s because I messed up. I reinstalled some software on our AWStats machine, and forgot to reinstall cron. Cron is the absolutely necessary tool for getting the server […]

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Scrivener and Zotero

Scrivener is awesome software for writing, that I’ve mentioned before, but I had yet to really test out the integration with Zotero (my citation manager of choice). So now that I have finally started on my dissertation writing in earnest (and not grant writing), I needed to make sure that footnotes are usable in my […]

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Setting up a Hosting Environment – Part 2: Connecting the Storage Array

[See Part 1: The Servers] One of the most frustrating parts of this set up was getting the storage array talking to the servers. I finally got it figured out. I’m using a StorageTek 2530 to connect to two SunFire X2100 M2’s via SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) cables. I put in a dual port SAS […]