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How to configure sitemap and og:image meta links on Yoast WordPress-SEO to be served through your CDN

The Yoast WordPress-SEO is a great plugin for getting SEO on your blog in an easy to use, and easy to manage function.

Recently I encountered an issue where the <meta> og:image links were not being served over our CDN, and were referencing their original image locations. og:image meta tags are used by Facebook and Twitter to give users the various thumbnail options when they create a post in Facebook that includes the link to a site/page/post.

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View network interface traffic on Nexenta

There is not a lot of information out there about viewing the network interface throughput in real-time via CLI on Nexenta out there on the internet, so I hope this helps someone.

I discovered you can view the throughput in real-time by using a flow control monitor, and flowadm.

First, enter expert mode:
option expert_mode=1
!bash
Hit (y) to confirm,

flowadm add-flow -l NETWORK_INTERFACE -a transport=tcp flow1
flowadm show-flow -S

Example:

flowadm add-flow -l igb0 -a transport=tcp flow1
flowadm show-flow -S

This will give you a nice real-time status of your network throughput.

flowadm show-flow -S
flowadm show-flow -S

To remove the flow monitor, simply type in:

flowadm remove-flow -l network_interface
EX:  flowadm remove-flow -l igb0

Please be aware that there is some overhead involved in using flowadm for this purpose, as demonstrated by @kdavyd:

 

Getting Splunk DB Connect to work with OpenJDK

So while installing Splunk DB connect I ran into an issue where it would return: "The specified JAVA_HOME is invalid: Unable to determine Java version: openjdk version "1.7.0_25" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode)"

We run OpenJDK in our shop, and to fix this I had to edit the init file for the Splunk DB Connect Plugin.

What I did was edit the file $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/dbx/bin/spp/java/__init__.py Line 92:

m = re.search("java version \"?([^\s\"]+)\"?", output, flags=re.MULTILINE)

To:

m = re.search("openjdk version \"?([^\s\"]+)\"?", output, flags=re.MULTILINE)

I was then able to proceed.

Hope this helps!

2013 Ramble Summary

2013

So, 2012 went by far too quickly. I think I definitely have reached a zen with my life and have started appreciating it even more every day. I have an amazing new job in Marina Del Rey, where I work with the best group of people I’ve ever met. I purchased my first new car in September 2012, choosing the 2013 Scion FR-S; I had been following it for a few years on the automotive blogs and it was definitely in a good price range. My girlfriend was supportive and the numbers made sense so I did it!

My New Car - 2013 Scion FR-S (Grace in background, taken in Malibu Hills)
My New Car – 2013 Scion FR-S (Grace in background, taken in Malibu Hills)

 

I’m definitely in love with my girlfriend Grace, we live together with our 2 cats and 1 year old Labrador. Happily, I might add 🙂 This year my goal is to lose weight, eat healthier, and all that cliche stuff. I definitely mean it this year though, I have an ambitious goal of 50 lbs to lose. If I type it online in a post like this then I figure I’m committed a bit more.

I think I’ll try and make this blog a little more technical, so in between short personal posts I’ll post things that might be helpful for the internets as I’m always learning and trying new things at work. Did I mention, I love my job?

 

I promise it won’t be a year till my next post.

 

-Kyle

 

What A Ride It’s Been, and What An Adventure It Will Be

Me with a few extra pounds and some facial hair.
Me with a few extra pounds and some facial hair.

Hello Everyone! It has been well over a year since I have posted to this blog, and for that I’m not sure if I want to apologize. We all know that people get so caught up in their own lives, that it can be sometimes difficult to keep up with others.

For the past year, I have been living in Austin TX working at HostGator as a Security Administrator. I have truly enjoyed working at HostGator, and have benefited from it more than I could have asked to. My last day at HostGator is on the 23rd (This Thursday), as I pursue other opportunities in my life. (More below.)

HostGator
HostGator

I am about to embark on one of the largest adventures so far in my life, as I have accepted a new position in Los Angeles, California working at Dreamhost as a Systems Administrator. I’m really excited about this, and I feel confident that I am ready to take on any challenges I may encounter.

Dreamhost - My New Employer in Los Angeles California
Dreamhost - My New Employer in Los Angeles California

I’ve also recently adopted a puppy, named JJ. He is a Lab/Retriever mix, and he’s a bundle of fun.

JJ
JJ

 

 

I’m sort of ready for the drive to LA, not entirely looking forward to the 20 hour drive, but we shall see how I do.

Until next time.

-Kyle