26 Apr 2013

Use a Custom Script to Automatically Email the Submission Contents of a Google Form

My company is in the awkward phase of small-transitioning-to-medium-sized. This means we’re small enough to not need (or want to spend money on) huge enterprise-class systems, but big enough to need to automate some stuff.

11 Apr 2013

Using Multiple Github Deploy Keys for a Single User on a Single Linux Server

I’m a big fan of GitHub (and was a fan of Sourceforge back when it was what all the cool kids were using), but there’s one limitation that I’ve run into a few times that can be very frustrating, and that’s the inability to share deploy keys across multiple repos.

27 Mar 2013

Sending Mail Using PHP and Amazon SES on Centos/AWS Linux

If you find yourself using Amazon SES for sending outgoing emails in a PHP web app, getting everything set up is much simpler than it may seem. In my case, this was on an AWS Linux image, but it will work on any Fedora/CentOS AMI.

05 Mar 2013

Itemized Billing by Project/Client on AWS Using PivotTables in Excel

I love AWS, but the way my company works, we often find ourselves in a position where we have to pass hosting costs through to the client, and Amazon doesn’t give you any basic utility in the console to do just that.

11 Dec 2012

Getting Started with Continuous Integration in PHP with Jenkins

My company has made a recent transition from a small shop that cranked out short-term projects that typically had one or two devs on a single project, to a larger team working on more complex projects with 5 or more devs working on the same code. It was time for

09 Oct 2012

The Way Techops Works in Large Companies is Stupid

For the fourth time in as many weeks, I have just spent at least several hours explaining DNS, IP addresses, SSL or TXT records to the marketing business owner at a very large client company. This is fucking stupid.