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Consistent Hashing

Programmer’s Toolbox Part 3: Consistent Hashing. It would be interesting if something like this could be folded into the currently random slave server selection for HyperDB.

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Nice smbfs tutorial

Mounting remote filesystems with smbfs, good tutorial.

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SOCKS5 Proxy DNS Cache

Note to future self: If you’re behind a SOCKS5 proxy for DNS lookups, your machine will ignore the local HOSTS file, and you’ll need to make host/IP modifications on the machine you’re proxying through instead.