How Do I Get Started With A New Website?

Creating a new website for your business can seem like a daunting task. Without proper consideration, your fears could be well justified. Diving in head first will almost always yield little progress while draining your budget considerably. However, there are steps you can take to better ready yourself and set yourself up for success. Every… Read more »

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Why not to Form Unnecessary MySQL DB Many-to-Many Table Relationships

Introduction Recently I was stress testing an API I built by creating a migration tool to migrate the data form version 1 of the API to version 2 of the API. The team that built version 1 of the API left out some rather important features and the DB structure of v1 was pretty bad… Read more »

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Using PHP composer under Mac OS X with Macports

The problem with Macports PHP 5.4, composer and OS X Update, April 19, 2014: @neverpanic has informed me that running the command sudo port select –set php php54 will create the symlinks for you. This command will also allow you to switch between PHP versions easily. One annoying thing about using composer under OS X… Read more »

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CentOS 6 / RHEL6 domU not booting under Xen 4.1.0 pv-grub

I ran into one of those *facepalm* moments earlier today when attempting to setup a CentOS 6.5 domU guest on a legacy CentOS 5.8 Xen 4.1.0 dom0 host. Steps to reproduce the problem. Boot CentOS 6.5 domU using netinstall iso and isolinux kernel / initramfs Run Anaconda text mode installer Configure your server as normal… Read more »

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CGMiner Scrypt Mining Radeon R9 290X Card Settings

The AMD R9 290X is AMD’s dual Hawaii XT GPU with a 28nm processor node and 4GB GDDR5 memory on a 512 bit interface, delivering about 5.6 TFLOPS of computing performance. As of this writing it is one of the best cards on the market. I will attempt to keep this updated with my config… Read more »

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Setup iSCSI storage on CentOS using yum

This was verified on CentOS 6.5, CentOS 5.9 and XenServer 6.2 This is a very basic guide on getting iSCSI storage up and running on a CentOS 6 server. You should obviously review more about security, authentication and other best practices when implementing this in a production environment. Configuring iSCSI storage on CentOS linux: 1)… Read more »