how tell auditd to not log splunk entires?

in audit.rules add

-a exit,never -F path=/opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunkd -k splunk_exclude

and auditd should no longer log every splunk action as root.

#GusWarriorKitten says "you look… delicious!"

A photo posted by @guswarriorkitten on

Because Kittens are cute

and ones that like Chianti are even cuter.


Adventures in migrating a personal server.

It’s been an adventure the last few months. As I stole a few minutes here and a few there, I eventually had built a vps server and migrated to it. It’s serving this blog to you right now and it’s handling my email.  It’s was a fun little project. Being a sys admin most of it is stuff I do regularly for work.  But in such a broad field there are always new things to learn that I haven’t had to do for work before.

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SmugMug’s updated pricing management

Some months ago SmugMug rolled out their new pricing management tool It was by all measures a giant improvement, One’s ability to create schemes and mange them is much nicer and easier. But does it hit the home run? Nah, it is missing some pieces that could help it go from good to great! Some of them are very simple, others would take a lot more work. Read the rest of this entry →

Looks like they have a new passenger

From two different pictures or were they?


Austin Texas 2012

A confederacy memorial sits in front of the Texas State House.Went to Austin for a friends wedding an snapped some pics along the way.

Rochester Republicans make it on Colbert…

Don’t know why I ever admit to having actually grown up there. At least Colbert takes these morons to task.

Occupy Boston was going to be shut down but….

A sole protestor at Occupy Boston with her sign out on her own.The Occupation was suppose to be shut down last night but then wasn’t.

SmugMug vs Zenfolio

I wanted a service that could host and display my photography in a highly customizable way yet, quick and easy to get up and run. A service to act as a backup, allow me to sell my work and perhaps let the hobby pay for itself. A site that would allow me leverage the metadata as a way to quickly build galleries and expose images to search results effectively. Read the rest of this entry →