Oct 29, 2014 Web scraping with Ruby
Web scraping is a way to fetch a small piece of content from a page on the web and do something with it. The Nokogiri gem for Ruby makes this easy and the ActionMailer gem makes it easy to email the scraped content to yourself. If you run the program from this post using cron or some other task scheduler, you could be receiving Canon SLR Lens deals right to your inbox!
Oct 26, 2014 Nginx, Gunicorn and Django
Nginx is becoming more popular all the time as it's ease of configuration and low memory footprint make it a better choice than Apache for many websites. This post discusses the basics of serving a Django application behind nginx using Gunicorn.
Oct 22, 2014 SSL configuration for nginx
Making your nginx-powered site use SSL can be very simple and in this post I'll describe the basic steps.
Oct 22, 2014 DataPower Static Routes
IBM DataPower boxes have several ethernet interfaces and can be
misconfigured in a variety of ways. Recently I looked into the configuration of network interfaces on these appliances and IBM's documentation is lacking in some essential details. So I thought I would write a post about what I found.