Author Archives: Phil LaNasa

Amazon RDS with MySQL – My Experience

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Migrating a database over to Amazon RDS isn't an all day event, but you will run into a couple snags. This post points out two issues that I ran into and quick solutions. more …

Slightly better fragment id scrolling

Don't bother reading this post. It satisfies a personal itch and will appeal to maybe 1% of the webdev crowd. I'll do better next time! more …

ColdFusion / PayPal Payflow REST API Integration

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It was a bit of struggle using ColdFusion to integrate with PayPal's Payflow REST API, but I worked it out and provide complete code in this post. more …

Are you backing up your cron table?

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Most of us have some kind of secondary or off-site backup of our files & data, but may not have considered backing up the "heartbeat" of our server - the cron table. more …

Linux – Change file ownership from one user to another

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Changing file and group ownership from one user or group to another is a common requirement in the server admin world, here are two quick tips on how to go about it. more …

My website is complete, but my pockets are empty

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They were able to allot the funds to design and develop a website, but didn't consider the maintenance costs that would be required to maintain the site. more …

Tab Grabber – New Chrome Extension

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You can now insert tab characters in any textarea on the web, with the Tab Grabber Chrome Extension. more …

Linux, SQL and a scoop of yogurt in Week #8

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I lost some time this week wrestling with SSL and server time zones. But I also picked up a few handy SQL tips that are worth sharing. more …

Web Productivity, WordPress & Broken Images Tip in Week #7

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I'm all over the place this week. WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, Chrome Extensions & Web Productivity. Learned a few things and sharing makes me feel good! more …

Forgotten PHP, ColdFusion & Test driving a new cloud host

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Trying out a new cloud host, remembering old PHP and a solid way to format user submitted content in this WebDev week. more …