Rails Rumble 2009

August 28, 2009 3:55 pm

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 […]

Dr. Dobb’s Linode write-up

August 24, 2009 5:57 pm

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 […]

New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

August 17, 2009 2:26 pm

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 […]

Linode API 2.0

August 3, 2009 3:05 pm

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 […]