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Rails Rumble 2009

Aug 28, 2009
by Tom Asaro
This past weekend Linode sponsored the 3rd annual Rails Rumble competition. The Rails Rumble is a 48 hour contest in which teams of one to four members design and develop complete web apps using Ruby on Rails.  This year 237 teams entered (cue visual of 200+ Linodes booting at the same time) and 137 of those […]
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Christopher Aker

Dr. Dobb’s Linode write-up

Aug 24, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Mike Riley (twitter @mriley), a contributing editor for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, did a nice write-up on Linode. DDJ has been around in various forms for over 30 years, and is one of the most respected software development journals.  Mike reviews some of Linode’s features, the new API, and has a short interview with me on […]
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Christopher Aker

New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

Aug 17, 2009
by Christopher Aker
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692).  The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 2.6.18.8-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 2.6.30.5-linode20 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 2.6.30.5-x86_64-linode8 2.6.23.17-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode.  If you’re not […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode API 2.0

Aug 3, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Ever wish that you could completely automate the management of Linodes? Now you can:  Introducing Linode API v2.0. This new version allows for complete Linode life-cycle management.  Now you can add and remove Linodes under your account, manage their disk images and configuration profiles, list IPs, issue boot and shutdown jobs, and query the status […]
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Presenting the Linode Library

Jul 30, 2009
by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce the formal launch of the Linode Library, a new resource aimed at helping beginners and experienced admins alike find answers to common Linux questions. Focusing on common use cases like getting started or installing a LAMP server, our goal is to provide end-to-end solutions from the first Linode Manager log in […]
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Christopher Aker

King Size Linodes Now Available

Jul 22, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Right on the heels of our six year anniversary, Linode is excited to announce a wider range of scalability with expanded service plans!  These higher-end Linodes were previously available — but only as custom plans.  Now they’re available to everyone, instantly, via the sign up system: It’s worth noting that these packages are treated just […]
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Linode Safe Harbor Certification

Jul 14, 2009
by The Linode Security Team
On June 19, 2009 we finalized the self-certification process and Department of Commerce registration for the U.S./EU Safe Harbor program. Essentially, this program is designed to provide a high level of assurance that U.S.-based organizations meet EU standards for strong privacy protection and the proper handling of personal information. Our commitment to transparency and responsibility […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode at YAPC|10

Jun 26, 2009
by Christopher Aker
Linode helped to sponsor YAPC|10 this year, and a few of us attended the conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  It was really great to meet many of the influential and contributing members of the Perl community.  Surprisingly, a fair number of Linode customers also attended, so that was great to put faces to the names. We […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode Turns 6, Welcomes New Hires

Jun 16, 2009
by Christopher Aker
It almost went by unnoticed, but today marks Linode’s sixth birthday. It was six years ago today that Linode opened its doors for business, and since then we’ve helped to define our industry — building one of the most respected VPS brands. We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth over the years, constantly improved our features and offerings, […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode Manager Security Features

May 8, 2009
by Christopher Aker
We’ve had requests for additional security and notification options for the Linode Manager, and recently we’ve noticed an upward trend in Linode Manager brute force attempts, so we decided to tackle a couple related features on our long and ever-growing feature request list (keep them coming). Login IP Whitelisting and Notification Feature You’ll receive a […]
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Christopher Aker

Phil Paradis joins Linode

Apr 23, 2009
by Christopher Aker
I’m pleased to announce that Linode has scored another worthy employee – Phil Paradis.  In addition to his rich technical talents and accomplishments, Phil runs ClassHelper.org, an “educational resources site dedicated to providing useful tools and materials to the teaching community.”  He’ll be helping us with the support load, as well as carrying development, documentation, […]
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