Neil Sabol's Blog - Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM)

   

FNBO Direct and PopMoney: Receiving or requesting money (payment)

As an FNBO customer, I was excited to learn that First National Bank of Omaha partnered with PopMoney to facilitate online payments. Recently, occasion arose where I needed to request (via email) that someone else transfer me funds (payment for service). I fired up FNBO Direct online banking and noticed the following: Looked promising (especially the “not seeing a payment you are expecting” bit), but as it turns out there is no way to request a PopMoney payment through FNBO Direct online banking. Read more...

Tuning Apache (httpd) mpm_worker under cPanel WHM for large (high end) virtual server

Over the last several years, I’ve worked a lot with cPanel (phenomenal product if you are in the market for a web hosting control panel - easy for sysadmins and developers). I’ve run a variety of web workloads on the platform and it never ceases to amaze me (and you cannot beat the EDU/non-profit licensing). At one point, I was tasked with tuning apache on a cPanel server with a slightly different work load (1 very heavily trafficked application) and was provided with a high performance virtual machine (example setup: 4 CPUs, 12 GB memory) to accommodate. Read more...

Rear tire replacement: Street Rambler (like Street Strider) outdoor elliptical bike

The Shimano internal hub shifter (Nexus 3 with SMBC06 bell crank) and roller brake (IM31E) on my Street Rambler was a new configuration for me (I’ve dealt with standard bike tire changes regularly) and I was slightly concerned about removing and reattaching the cables and connectors for the hub shifter and rollerbrake (and having a functional outdoor elliptical afterward). I was pleasantly surprised at how straightforward the process was and figured I would share. Read more...

Deleting specific log files by extension older than X days using PowerShell

Over the weekend, a colleague of mine approached me and asked about a method to delete log files over a specific age with a specific file extension on Windows Server. This sounded like an excellent task for PowerShell and the Windows Task Scheduler. A quick Google search yielded many options. The sticking point for this use case was the fact that the log folder contained various logs (different file names and extensions) for various purposes. Read more...