R.I.P. David Crosby

Author: , January 19th, 2023

David Crosby, Born 1941, Died Jan 18th, 2023 at 81 years old

How To Use AWS CloudTrail For Intrusion Detection To Monitor Your AWS Account For Unwanted Activity

Author: , December 30th, 2022

Summary Use AWS CloudTrail as the basis for a simple Intrusion Detection System to monitor your AWS account for unwanted activity. Background While I follow best practices for security, it is always possible that a bad actor could obtain my credentials and gain access to my AWS account. Once access is gained, such criminals could […]

Tungsten Clustering: Plugging the Holes – Risk Mitigation Through Best Practices

Author: , December 7th, 2022

Tungsten Clustering depends on a number of prerequisites and best practices to function optimally. In this blog post, we explore a critical, yet easily-overlooked step when installing a Tungsten Cluster node – setting up start at boot, ideally under `s…

How To Fix “iCloud Account Could Not Be Removed” Error on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

Author: , November 24th, 2022

PROBLEM: Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain SOLUTION: Delete the following, then reboot:

Now Available: Tungsten Dashboard v1.0.11 Release

Author: , November 8th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Tungsten Dashboard v1.0.11 is now available. Tungsten Dashboard is a web-based UI for monitoring and managing Tungsten Clustering deployments of MySQL databases, freely included for Tungsten Clustering customers. We prov…

R.I.P. Robby Coltrane

Author: , October 14th, 2022

30 March 1950 – 14 October 2022 Anthony Robert McMillan OBE (30 March 1950 – 14 October 2022), known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor and comedian. He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) […]

New Command for Tungsten: tungsten_get_status

Author: , October 11th, 2022

Tungsten Clustering contains many tools to monitor your cluster, and today we will look at a new one – the `tungsten_get_status` command, included with Tungsten versions 6.1.19+ and 7.0.2+. This tool was created in response to a customer request for a …

R.I.P. Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury

Author: , October 11th, 2022

Born – 16 October 1925 Regent’s Park, London, England Died – 11 October 2022 (aged 96) Los Angeles, California, US

How To Disable Automatic Updates in WordPress

Author: , September 19th, 2022

To disable automatic updates in WordPress, simply edit the wp-config.php file in your WordPress root directory and add the following line:

Tungsten Replicator: New Pause and Resume Feature in v7.0.2

Author: , September 15th, 2022

Tungsten Replicator is a powerful tool with many great features, and today we will look at a new one – the ability to Pause and Resume a replication service. Until now, the only way to stop a replication stream was to take the service offline, and put …