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I’ll start off by going over the basic high level architecture for my self registration procedure: There is a register.php script residing on the load balancer, accessible via HTTP. There is a deregister.php script residing on the load balancer, accessible via HTTP. There is a script residing on the web server, in /usr/local/bin/. There […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 16:25 0 comments

I think I have to break the self-registration into two posts, it took a lot longer than I expected last night. This post deals with getting scripts to run at startup and shutdown on Linux. I did this on Fedora, I imagine the process would be similar on Ubuntu, etc. This is actually the last […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 15:18 0 comments

Load balancers are great, but they become even more powerful when servers have the ability to self-register when they come online, and deregister when they go offline. This is especially true with services such as EC2, when the size of the server group might grow or shrink in response to need. This is a tutorial […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 14:39 1 comment

My ColdFusion VPS runs IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003.  I wanted to run Apache 2.2 on this server as well, and bind it to the IP address that IIS 6.0 wasn’t using.  I opened the IIS management console to force IIS to listen on a single IP address, but when trying to start Apache […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 14:38 0 comments

I’ve really come to appreciate the “workspace” feature in OS X and Linux. However, I do most of my development in Windows which (oddly) has no similar feature. I’ve tried a few applications that give Windows this ability, my favorite is an open source project called VirtuaWin. Their project is hosted on SourceForge, where you […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 16:09 0 comments

Ever since I had the keyboard on my MacBook Pro replaced the back light has not worked. Occasionally I’ve looked into it (usually when I find myself in low light conditions and become annoyed that it’s not working) and haven’t found anything that worked for me. Some of the suggestions I’ve found in the various […]

Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 22:53 0 comments

I just went through setting up Flex / ColdFusion messaging via BlazeDS, and have come through it rather unscarred considering it’s my first time using Flex messaging. Most of the documentation I have regarding messaging is biased toward Java (including the sample apps included with BlazeDS). A lot of what I found online, though very […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 20:00 0 comments

I’ve been needing a Mac for some time, if for nothing more than to test my AIR applications (I’ve run into a few quirks with some of the AIR specific features of Flex between OS X and Windows).  The original plan was to get a Mac Mini this Christmas, until my brother told me he […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 19:04 0 comments

Anyone who has ever ordered a computer online (particularly from HP’s site) should be able to relate to this… As you use the drop down boxes to select the features you want for your computer the web app keeps a diligent eye open for any conflicts among your selections.  Although a truly user friendly site […]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 10:26 0 comments

I don’t know if they’re just a more established tech book publishing company, but I usually have a good experience with O’Reilly books.  Programming Amazon Web Services, subtitled S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB, by James Murty, was great.  5 stars. I enjoyed this book mainly because I love using Amazon’s web services for recreation and […]

Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 10:18 0 comments