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Moving to CloudFlare!

hurtigtechnologies.com is moving to cloudflare for DNS and caching.  This might cause temporary failures in SSL certificates over the next 24 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this upgrade to improve our services.   UPDATE: 9:55 AM EST: The cut-over has completed and we have confirmed that the SSL certificates are now valid again! 

Hurtig Technologies Stack Monitor

In an effort to build a centralized event manager system I built stack a System Events manager and reporter.  It is partially modeled after foreman’s check-in system but I wanted to learn a bit of Ruby on Rails so I decided to build this system myself.  Check out a running copy at stack.hurtigtechnologies.com or the github repo if you are interested. P.S. stack.hurtigtechnologies.com is completely open to the…

WordPress New Site Welcome Email Fields

I couldn’t easily find a complete list of the placeholder supported in the WordPress New Site (Blog) Welcome Email field so here they are: ‘SITE_NAME’ = $current_site->site_name ‘BLOG_TITLE’ = $title ‘BLOG_URL’ = $url ‘USERNAME = $user->user_login ‘PASSWORD = $password Source from ms-functions.php $welcome_email = str_replace( ‘SITE_NAME’, $current_site->site_name, $welcome_email ); $welcome_email = str_replace( ‘BLOG_TITLE’, $title, $welcome_email ); $welcome_email = str_replace( ‘BLOG_URL’,…

SVR-VM2 Up And Running

Tonight has been very productive.  I finally got around to bringing up SVR-VM2 which is my other Dell CS24 server.  It is also running ESXi 5.1 and it happens to have a nice Kingston SSD in it now.  I plan to migrate all my DB Servers and other High Performance VMs to this host as well as moving 16GB of…

Wildfire: Network Reconstruction Status

So if you haven’t noticed, My company website looks horrible. Why you ask? Well the answer is simple… I made a mistake. The Hurtig Technologies development server, (an ESXi host running most of my personal projects) lost a hard drive. Unfortunately this hard drive was part of a RAID 0 array that I foolishly configured without truly understanding the risks.…

Developer Resources

Here is a list of Publicly available (free to use) API’s that Hurtig Technologies has setup for you to use.  These APIs are simple, no fluff APIs because they provide the most basic information.  For most of these services there is no XML, No JSON, just raw data Unix Timestamp This gives you the current Unix timestamp in UTC Time…