Digital Drip - The Tech Blog of Jon Gaudette

Scheduled Jobs - You're Doing It Wrong

Posted on: July 02, 2012

I am always surprised with how fellow developers solve problems when not knowing there are better tools. On one hand I applaude the developer for coming up with a solution using their existing knowledge, but on the other hand I can't help but ask ... → READ MORE


A Basic Routed OpenVPN Setup

Posted on: January 01, 2012



MySQL Replication Health

Posted on: January 07, 2011

MySQL Replication is a powerful tool to help with both disaster recovery and high availability, but many things can go wrong, including network and file corruption. → READ MORE


Xen Guest Utilities On Debian Sid/Squeeze

Posted on: November 04, 2010

Installing the Xen guest utilities on the unstable version of debian is actually very easy. Let's see how! → READ MORE


Setting up FreeTDS against Sybase with Ruby

Posted on: October 25, 2010

Connecting to Sybase from within Linux is not as easy as, say, connecting to PostgreSQL or MySQL, but if you know the steps involved it can be rather painless. To connect we are going to use the FreeTDS project and ODBC. → READ MORE


A week with KDE 4.4

Posted on: March 13, 2010

This past week I decided to see what all the fuss was about KDE4.4. Read on for my review and comparison to XMonad → READ MORE


Connecting with PHP to Sybase on WAMP Server

Posted on: March 09, 2010

Sybase is one of those systems that can be sometimes finicky to setup on the client side. I was pleasantly surprised to see that PHP has support for Sybase. Let's see how. → READ MORE


WebService::Linode 301 Moved Permanently

Posted on: February 19, 2010

For those who, like me, use the Perl module WebService::Linode to configure their DNS settings with Linode, you will have noticed that starting today we are seeing 301 Moved Permanently at ... error message. → READ MORE


Encrypted LVM Hard Drive with Linux

Posted on: February 01, 2010

While setting up a couple new hard drives I realized that the information on the internet to use LVM and encryption were either wrong or unnecessarily complex. Here's the commands I use with a brief explanation → READ MORE


RubyGems with Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM Woes

Posted on: August 22, 2009

I use the fantastic virtual hosting solution Linode for my primary website. In order to launch one of my new projects using Ruby and Rails, I was required to install the RubyGems software on this site. → READ MORE


Ruby Histogram Chart

Posted on: August 21, 2009

I'm working on a new project that involves creating dynamic charts and chose Ruby on Rails with GNUplot. Lets see how! → READ MORE


Tiling Window Managers and Productivity

Posted on: May 25, 2009

On a recent walk whilst listening to one of my favorite podcast, the Stack Overflow Podcast, Joel and Jeff started talking about the productivity of dual monitors → READ MORE


Easy Email Disk Space Alerts

Posted on: May 18, 2009

The other day I ran into an issue where a server of mine ran out of disk space. Not to be caught in this situation again, I've added a quick entry to my crontab → READ MORE

Logo_aws Wishlist Tracker

Posted on: May 16, 2009 is one of my favorite online retailers. Their prices are [usually] great, they have incredibly fast shipping. How can we track those prices, though? Let's find out! → READ MORE

About Me

Jon Gaudette My name is Jonathan Gaudette, a software developer from the Northeast United States. My passion for technology began at the age of 5, developing DOS-based menu's and games at the guidance of my father.
These days I am proficient in many languages and operating systems. In my spare time I can be found hacking on the latest Linux distribution, or on one of my many websites.


Favorite Sites