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October 31, 2013

PHP Sessions and Objects

For the majority of my PHP career I didn’t store objects in a session. Not that it’s a difficult thing, I simply didn’t have a need to in the past. Now that I do, I have discovered a peculiar (in my opinion) aspect of it. This came about because the session data on a certain […]

October 09, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V: Grand Indeed!

As I’m sure most of you have guessed by my love of Batman, I’m a giant child. I take no offense to this. As a matter of fact, I embrace it. I have two kids, 10 and 8, and they LOVE that I’m a giant child. It just makes playing with them that much more […]

May 09, 2013

Cron Job For the Last Day of the Month

I think cron is a wonderful creation. It is simple in what it does while being extremely useful. Allow me to present a short introduction to it for those unfamiliar, then I will show you a handy trick you may need someday. Keep reading this blog to learn about cron and the crontab command — […]

November 27, 2012

The Microwave Minute

How do you set your microwave to one minute? For some (like the one I used to have at home) you could just press the number 1 and it would start running at one minute. I like that because I’m lazy it’s effecient. Do you press 6 – 0 or 1 – 0 – 0 […]

September 18, 2012

How Magento Sends Email

If you use Magento, then you depend on its email functionality to send order confirmations, invoices, and shipping confirmations to your clients. Aside from technical people, many Magento users do not know how Magento sends email. While knowing how Magento sends email may not be essential to running your online store, it becomes extremely useful […]

July 19, 2012

64 Bit CentOS Installing 32 Bit Packages

When you do a fresh install of x86_64 CentOS 5, you might be surprised and annoyed to find yum trying to install 32 bit packages on your 64 bit server. You’ve got a 64 bit processor and operating system so why is it trying to install these un-needed 32 bit packages? CentOS comes with multilib […]

June 14, 2012

New Features Coming in WordPress 3.4

This week sees the release of a new version of everyone’s favorite Content Management System. It’s an opportune time to take a look at the new features and improvements we can expect from WordPress 3.4, which is scheduled for release on Tuesday. Improved Theme Control One of the improvements to WordPress we are most excited […]

May 21, 2012

Installing Varnish for your Magento Store on CentOS 6

You’ve compressed and minified your JavaScript and CSS, optimized your database, and tweaked your caching config, and yet you still can’t seem to get that time-to-first-byte to drop below one second. Tweaking dynamic applications like Magento can be frustrating. Sometimes there’s so much behind-the-scenes processing that goes into generating that catalog page that even your […]

April 27, 2012

mkdir(): Too Many Links – What It Is and How to Fix

Recently, I was notified of an “out of disk space” error message which showed up in one of our applications while trying to send an email. I knew right away the source of the problem and while the short term solution was easy (I renamed the problem directory and created a new one – these […]

April 20, 2012

Magento Used on 20% of E-Commerce Sites

A survey of e-commerce sites in the Alexa top million websites has found that, as of the first quarter of 2012, Magento is by far the most popular e-commerce solution. Alexa Internet Inc. tracks the web use of millions of internet users and gathers information about the sites they visit. A recent analysis of their […]