Migration finally done.

As of late last week I have finally completed the migration away from the previous incarnation of my Drupal-based blog. Even since its initial deployment I found it to be overly complicated for me to get simple things accomplished. I would often think about writing a post but usually got hung up on actually...

Debugging mysql crash on a low-memory VPS

Recently I had a run-in with a seemingly random, occasional crash of mysql on a system with only 512MB of memory. My suspicion was that sometimes mysql runs some cleanup tasks or something along those lines, causing the memory usage to spike and ultimately cause a crash. So I wrote this quick and dirty...