Monthly Archives: August 2012

Statsd and Carbon security

I’ve written about installing and using Graphite and it’s a really great tool for measuring lots of kinds of metrics. Most of the guides online don’t touch on the security aspects of this setup, and there was at least one … Continued

Rackspace ate my homework pt. II

For those who followed my previous post, I thought I should post a quick update. Something positive I was naturally quite surprised to be contacted rather quickly by Rackspace shortly after posting. This was a nice surprise, and the contact … Continued

Rackspace ate my homework

One of the greatest promises of cloud computing is resilliency. Store your data ‘in the cloud’ and access it from anywhere, enjoy high durability and speed. You know the marketing spiel already. A recent incident reminded me the importance of … Continued

More ActiveAdmin Customizations with CanCan

Coming from Django, I was a little surprised/disappointed that permissions aren’t very tightly integrated with the Rails ActiveAdmin as they are with the django admin. Luckily, my search for better authorization for ActiveAdmin has led me to this very informative … Continued

Simple Detection of Comment Spam in Rails

It’s always nice to be able to get some feedback, or for users to make a contact via a simple Contact form. However, it didn’t take too long before spammers started hitting those forms too. It was quite interesting to … Continued

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