Stupid spammers

Everyone that runs a weblog has to deal with them: spammers! I installed all sorts of counter measures to prevent spam, but every now and then one or two messages get through. This week I had a spam message that made me smile, obviously this wasn’t the most intelligent spammer…

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Byebye RabbitMQ, hello 0MQ!

The core architecture of HouseAgent is build around a messaging system known as RabbitMQ. This worked out fine so far, however during development we discovered a major drawback of RabbitMQ. RabbitMQ uses Erlang, which is a 70MB download.. *yikes*. In the future I want to be able to run HouseAgent…

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Disable firewall on ESXi

I didn’t have a lot of time for blogging lately but here’s just a quick tip (I am currently working hard on HouseAgent behind the scenes!) Sometimes it’s handy to disable the ESXi host firewall for some quick troubleshooting. Here’s how to accomplish that: After you have done your testing,…

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