system administration

Split Routing with OpenVPN

2 minute read

My place of work has installed a VPN that moderates our access to the server network using the OpenVPN protocol. This is a good thing, but in its default co...

DLTJ Updated, Readers Yawn

2 minute read

At least I hope that is the correct headline. I've been having some problems with this installation of WordPress lately -- in particular, I could no longer ...

Killing Off Runaway Apache Processes

2 minute read

Well, something is still going wrong on dltj.org — despite previous performance tuning efforts, I'm still running into cases where machine performance ...

WordPress/MySQL Tuning

3 minute read

dltj.org runs on a relatively tiny box — a Pentium III with 512MB of RAM. I'm running a Gentoo Linux distribution, so I actually have a prayer of gett...