Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working
primarily on the documentation for the Apache Web Server. He lives in
Lexington, Kentucky, where he spends his free time GeoCaching. He also enjoys flying kites and reading stuff by Charles Dickens and his contemporaries.
Rich is a coauthor of Apache Administrators Handbook and Apache Cookbook.
Today I saw this tweet:Proposing a game to cheer up our programming newbies: Experienced coders, let's share code snippets we wrote after half a year of coding.— Lena Herrmann (@kilaulena) November 26, 2013And it took me back ...2000, I was attending YAPC. I had been doing Perl stuff for several… read more
This is "How Mr. Weasel was made an outcast", from the book Mother West Wind "How" Stories by Thornton W. Burgess. I haven't recorded something in a long time, but hopefully will do more of these in the weeks to come.Listen to it HERE, or subscribe to my podcast to… read more
7 years ago this evening, I knocked nervously on Carie's door. We had a date to make mulled wine. Yes, it's an odd first date.We made several bottles of mulled wine, a few of which we still have. I said that one of her paintings was "nice". Yep, I really… read more
I spoke with several Red Hat engineers at the OpenStack Summit last week in Hong Kong, about what they work on with the OpenStack project. Here's Dan Radez, talking about what he does.See also TryStack.orgYou can listen to this conversation HERE, or subscribe to my podcasts to listen to it… read more
I recently acquired a Samson Go Mic. It's awesome. I'm so used to having to shout into my mics that it's actually taken some adjustment to go back to talking at a normal volume, and also reduce the mic volume, to get audio that isn't clipped.I did a couple of… read more
Last week at the OpenStack summit in Hong Kong I talked with Flavio Percoco about the Marconi project, which is incubating in OpenStack.You can listen to this conversation HERE, or subscribe to my podcasts to listen to it in your favorite podcast app. read more
After a few days of network dropouts, and one day of working at Joseph Beth to get more reliable network, I finally decided to call Time Warner to ask them to fix their network.The short form is, as I'm sure you already guessed, is that they declined to do so,… read more
RDO just had our second Google Hangout On Air event, and it went much more smoothly the second time around, now that we have some idea of what you're doing. I wanted to share a few things while it's still fresh in my mind. Because of the way Google Hangouts… read more
Although much of yesterday at LinuxCon was spent in a jet-lagged fog, it was a great first day. I arrived at the Edinburgh airport at 8 in the morning (I know, I should have come a day or two early!) and took the bus to downtown, then walked up to… read more
Wishing that Facebook had filters by topic, so that I could avoid the relentless misinformation around the Affordable Care Act.It's truly perplexing to me that folks feel the need to invent things about the bill in order to oppose it. If your reason for opposing the bill is "I don't… read more
This requires just a little explanation. This is about the awkward situation that arises when you encounter someone from a past, and, in this case, very unpleasant, chapter in your life, and the difficulty of making small talk. Everything serves to remind you of something from that time. Which got… read more
This week there was yet another incident where a male presenter at a tech conference acted like a middle schooler and exhibited poor taste and lack of judgement. This shouldn't surprise anyone.It should never surprise you to find a jerk in any community. Jerks are everywhere. What's important is how… read more
"...this book is packed full of useful solutions to some of the more common and some of the more obscure problems that you may encounter when working with Apache."
--Andy Hudson, Linux Format
"If you often find yourself working with the Apache web server, OReillys Apache Cookbook is a must-have reference...This is a highly recommended book that Ill no doubt find myself referencing time and time again."
--Kevin Zolkiewicz, ChicagoRuby.org
"The book will surely be of great interest to Apache administrators of different levels of expertise. It covers quite a long list of topics and the solutions are often unique. Some will argue that Google search can replace this type of a book, but this is not the case. Apache Cookbook is a centralized publication that provides a number of answers I didn't come across online and besides this, some of the recipes will definitely give you further ideas on things to do with your Apache web server."
--Mirko Zorz, Help Net Security