Info From the New Relic Conference

November 25th, 2015 by

While monitoring and logging systems may seem like a boring problem, consider that a thorough record of users’ interactions will be many time larger than the customer and order database(s).  Logical places to monitor requests for a web application, for example, could include entry and exit points as well as notable operations at the browser, load balancer, web server, application server, and database.

NewRelic keeps all of this data, and does not shrink it by aggregating records that get stored in the database against which reports are run.  This means you can drill down to the individual customer.

This are my thoughts from early in FutureStack 15!

Greene Wedding

July 30th, 2015 by

Congratulations to cousin Nate, and his new bride Nim.  The reception was held at O3 Bistro, a Laotian Thai place near City Hall.  The staff kept everything running smoothly, and the revelry was still going strong when I called it a night.  I figure that’s worth a happy post for once…

Source: Greene Wedding – SelectQuote Review

Black Mold Six Month Checkup

June 28th, 2015 by

I’d seen Borax suggested, and since black mold likes acidic environment, I decided to use it instead of salt. Indeed, it is often used a a detergent booster, so it helped the primary solution as well. I just spray on and leave it. The bleach ate away exposed mold, and six months later, no new mold in any easy to reach areas. I found Chlorine bleach to be a better base ingredient to the solution than Peroxide based bleach. Smells worse, but it eats right through any exposed mold. In the cracks where bathroom fixtures enter the wall there may still be some. I just spray after the few rains we’ve had to ensure it won’t spread enter our unit. I don’t really know how this affects everyone else, for all I know it’s climbed up between the wall to threaten other units.

Source: Black Mold Six Month Checkup – SelectQuote Review

My results after six months…

Malicious Traffic Subsiding

June 27th, 2015 by

SelectQuote Review’s traffic levels have been pretty normal for the last several days. So the most recent attack seems to have passed without incident. While I’ve seen more malicious traffic than usual, nothing like the spikes that I’ve seen three times this month, including one short outage of the site. I do note that this started occurring when I picked up the Juan Enrique (John Henry) Pearce story.

Source: Malicious Traffic Has Fallen – SelectQuote Review

Update: One more surge in bad traffic Friday night.

Alive and Kicking – SelectQuote Review

June 1st, 2015 by

I did get confirmation from the State Department of Justice that they received my report of SelectQuote’s data breach. This has been our only communication.  SelectQuote has been responding aggressively, and they have a high-powered law firm working on minimizing the damage.

I also continue to hear from current or former SelectQuote employees. I pass along whatever information I have that might help.

Alive and Kicking – SelectQuote Review.

Nihonmachi Little Friends Fundraiser

March 3rd, 2015 by

From the Japantown Foundation, here is a word about this weekend’s Dowa No Omatsuri:

The children of Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) will present their annual theater production and auction, “Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories” on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon Street in San Francisco.

Well-known community personalities Ms. June-ko Nakagawa and Mr. Benh Nakajo will serve as co-hosts for the theater program.

Featured will be GenRyu Arts and the students of NLF. The preschoolers will present their version of the children’s tales of “Three Little Pigs, Part 2” and “Rainbow Express”. The elementary school-age children will perform an original story, “The Magic Diary”. A silent auction beginning at 12pm in the lobby will precede the 1:30 performance and will feature a special performance of live music by The Shut-Ins, a mostly acoustic combo from San Francisco who specialize in “hula-billy” – a fun blend of country-western, honky-tonk, bluegrass and Hawaiian music. A raffle and refreshments in the lobby will follow the theater show.

Reader of my main blog will already be familiar with this event, as I have covered my daughter’s performances. I look forward to another fine performance this year.

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