Web Dev

Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu using Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd Cheat Sheet

If you are using Lets Encrypt (www.letsencrypt.org) certificates on your Ubuntu servers, you may find the following information useful if you work with Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd. Installing Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04 (or older) Reference: https://www.vultr.com/docs/setup-lets-encrypt-with-apache-on-ubuntu-14-04 apt-get install git git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto The 3rd line sets up Lets Encrypt and installs any necessary […]

The Web is getting Sloppy, Why is it a Problem and Who’s Fault is it?

Lately I’ve observed a few web sites that have been “re-launched”. Web sites vary from a small time blogger, a popular car forum, a very large automotive vendor and even Google! First, let me define what I mean by “The web is getting sloppy”. Essentially the Internet is organized by domain names, for example www.google.com. […]

Updating XP and Vista to support WebDAV Web Folders from Apache – Patch KB907306

If you are familiar with WebDAV or even Subversion and use Windows XP/Vista, you will appreciate this tidbit of information. You can browse a WebDAV server in Windows XP and Vista using Windows Explorer. There is a problem though, Windows XP and Vista will try to use NTLM authentication (Active Directory) to authenticate with the […]

Columbus PHP Meetup tonight – The Art of SQL Tuning for MySQL

If you’ve been following my Twitter (@AngeloMandato) lately, you may have herd me mention previous Columbus PHP Meetups. These meetups are great for meeting fellow PHP programmers in the Columbus area and a great way to learn about different libraries, techniques and frameworks that are available. Columbus PHP Meetup web site: http://php.meetup.com/93/ Tonights meetup topic […]

MetaWeblogAPI Web Resource

If you are looking for excellent resources for the MetaWeblogAPI and derivatives (Blogger 1.0, WordPress, MovableType APIs), look no further. SixApart has an excellent web site that documents all of the APIs pretty well. www.sixapart.com/developers/xmlrpc/

Line-bar graphs and Pie charts for your web application

If you ever needed to display reports of information in a visual way in your web application then you’ll appreciate Open Flash Chart. This flash based charting library has everything. From line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, mixed line/bar graphs and more with the ability to add hovers, custom colors, sizes and web links. The […]

Source for Lighttpd mod_redirect rewrite module to use status code 302

Lighttpd web server, also known as Lighty, is an excellent web server and has potential to replace Apache completely.  I am slowly migrating web sites that use feature specific settings in Apache to use Lighty.  A few months ago I ran into a problem with Lighty’s ModRewrite alternative for rewriting URLs.  Lighty uses two separate […]

AJaxMyTop – mtop for the web browser

If you like to monitor MySQL, you are going to love this application. http://ajaxian.com/archives/779 AJAXMyTop is a simple web application that allows you to monitor the currently executed queries on your MySQL server.  It is pretty useful, especially when you are trying to diagnose page loading issues.

Reinstall Dreamweaver 8 with different Product Key/Serial

We got upgrade copies of Dreamweaver 8 at work recently, which meant I could free up my personal copy of DW8 I installed at work. After trying to uninstall and reinstall, I quickly found there was no easy way to change the product key. After many many attempts, I came up with a procedure in […]